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Todd Marinovich story is a cautionary tale for parents

Jan 16, 2019 - Chicago Sun-Times

Cautionary tales are how we learn. And the tale of Todd Marinovich - and his domineering dad, Marv - is one of the best.

You'll recall that Todd was the young man manipulated from birth (actually pre-birth) by his father to be the best, purist, greatest quarterback the world had ever seen. Marv had played football at USC, and he wanted, for reasons buried deep within his own inadequacies, to create a boy who would have the sporting genetics for quarterbacking and be trained incessantly, ...