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Former Robo-QB and Lifelong Cautionary Tale Marinovich Suffers Another Sad Chapter

Todd Marinovich is 47 years old, and he still can't escape being the worst-case scenario for what happens when a parent takes extreme measures to turn a child into a pro athlete. Mainly, because Marinovich, sadly, can't ever seem to shake a drug problem he's had since high school, a [...]
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