“The Marinovich Project,’’ the latest from ESPN Films’ documentary series, premieres Dec. 10 after the Heisman Trophy presentation. Let’s hope the finalists record it on their DVRs as a cautionary tale.
It is difficult to believe it has been two decades since Todd Marinovich (aka “Robo QB’’) blew his promising football career in a haze of drugs and indifference.
But here we see him as a seemingly serene, middle-aged man – and his father, Marv, as a wistful old man – providing context to his saga after years of demonization of Marv for his over-the-top methods.
It’s a more complicated story than you remember.