ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, FEB. 10-11 - FILE - This Dec. 13, 2000 file photo shows Todd Marinovich after a Los Angeles Avengers team practice session in Culver City, Calif. Right from the first time, that very first time heroin entered Marinovich's b
Reed Saxon, File
August 22, 2016

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Former USC and Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich has been arrested after being found naked with marijuana and possibly methamphetamine in a stranger's backyard in Southern California.

Irvine Police Cmdr. Mike Hallinan said Monday that Marinovich was arrested Friday night after a call saying a naked man was on a hiking trail near homes. The officers found him in a backyard holding a brown bag containing marijuana and a substance that appeared to be meth but police are awaiting lab results.

The 47-year-old Marinovich was a star quarterback at USC and the Raiders' first-round draft pick in 1991, but drug problems drove him from the NFL after two seasons and he has had repeated run-ins with the law over drugs in the decades since.

Contact information for Marinovich or an attorney who could comment for him could not immediately be found.

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