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Ex-Raiders QB Todd Marinovich making comeback at 48

Raiders Wire logo Raiders Wire 7/8/2017 Ryan Lipton

4 Oct 1992: Quarterback Todd Marinovich of the Los Angeles Raiders looks to pass the ball during a game against the New York Giants at the Los Angeles Memorial Stadium in os Angeles, California. The Cowboys won the game, 13-10 © Getty Images 4 Oct 1992: Quarterback Todd Marinovich of the Los Angeles Raiders looks to pass the ball during a game against the New York Giants at the Los Angeles Memorial Stadium in os Angeles, California. The Cowboys won the game, 13-10 Former Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich is returning to play football at the age of 48.

Marinovich played his college ball at the University of Southern California before he was drafted in the first round of the 1991 NFL draft by the Raiders.

He was a product of an abusive household who trained him to become an NFL quarterback since the day he was born. Unfortunately, the immense pressure seemed to finally catch up to him as he turned to drug use.

During his last year at USC, he was arrested for cocaine possession, yet still decided to enter the draft.

Once he got to the league, he played in a few games, but his drug addiction took over his life and pushed him of the NFL rather quickly.

Now, Marinovich believes he has actually recovered from his addiction after he was arrested last year walking naked around someone's backyard. He has tried to rehabilitate himself before, but he believes he finally made a lifestyle change that will keep him sober.

With his personal life in better standing, he can focus on his return to the game of football. Marinovich is set to be a part of the SoCal Coyotes, a developmental football team, who have their first practice on Aug. 10.

Hopefully, Marinovich has actually recovered from his addiction and can begin to show what kind of player he could have been if drugs didn't force his life to go sideways.

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