- Richest Athletes › NFL Players
- Net Worth:
- $20 Thousand
- Date of Birth:
- Jul 4, 1969 (54 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- San Leandro
- American football player
- United States of America
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What is Todd Marinovich’s Net Worth and Salary?
Todd Marinovich is a former professional football player who has a net worth of $20 thousand. Todd Marinovich played for NFL’s Los Angeles Raiders, as well as for the AFL and the Canadian Football League. Todd Marinovich is best known for playing quarterback for the Raiders before his career was cut short mostly due to his drug addiction. He was also known for his intense training as an athlete.
Todd Marvin Marinovich was born on July 4, 1969, in San Leandro, California. He was raised on the Balboa Peninsula of Newport Beach by his father, Marv, who was a lineman and captain for the 1962 national champion USC Trojans, and his mother, Trudi, who was a high school swimmer who dropped out of USC to marry Marv. Todd had a successful high school sports career at Mater Dei High School. He became the first freshman to start a varsity football game in Orange County. After his parents’ divorce, he transferred to Mission Viejo’s Capistrano Valley High School where he broke the all-time Orange County passing record and later the national high school record with 9,914 yards, with 2,477 coming in his senior season alone. Todd Marinovich received numerous honors and gained national attention with almost every major college program recruiting him.
Marinovich enrolled at The University of Southern California where he had an abrupt start in which he was thrust into the starting lineup due to injury. He only continued to improve and was named the College Freshman of the Year in 1989. He entered the 1990 season as a Heisman Trophy candidate, but due to personal difficulties, his play became erratic and he was suspended for skipping classes. Todd was arrested for cocaine possession before entering the NFL Draft.
Pro Football Career
With the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 1991 NFL Draft, Todd Marinovich was selected by the Los Angeles Raiders. His play was up and down, and his NFL career was short-lived. In 1992, Marinovich ended his career with the NFL due to his substance abuse problem, and after failing his third NFL drug test, Marinovich was let go. After his time with the NFL, he tried to sign for CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers but was injured and unable to play. His drug abuse worsened and he was at that time using heroin. He spent time in more than one jail. In 1999, the Chicago Bears and the San Diego Chargers showed an interest in signing Marinovich but he was unable to pass his physical. That’s when he signed, instead, with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. His substance abuse became even worse and he decided not to stay with the BC Lions.
In 2000, he signed with the AFL, playing for the L.A. Avengers, but this would be the last team of his career. By 2001, he had been suspended from the team for his unacceptable behavior. Since then he has been in and out of jail, as well as rehab and has had several arrests for possession and use of illegal substances. In 2008 after staying clean for a year, Marinovich began lecturing at Newport Coast Recovery, a treatment center for drug and alcohol abuse.
Contracts & Career Earnings
In 1991, Marinovich signed a three-year, $2.25 million contract with the Oakland Raiders that included a $1 million signing bonus and average annual salary of $750,000.
Over his short NFL career, Todd Marinovich earned $1.7 million in total salary.
Todd was married to Alexandria “Alix” Bambas, and the couple had two children together: a son, Baron, and a daughter, Coski. Marinovich has since been romantically linked to Ali Smith, daughter of former USC coach Larry Smith.
Todd’s younger half-brother, Mikhail Marinovich, played college football at Syracuse University as a defensive end.
In 2019, Marinovich served as the quarterbacks coach for the San Diego Strike Force of the Indoor Football League.