Best way to use your Notre Dame degree if you were a football player? Law school? MBA program? Both good choices, but for offensive lineman Michael Turkovich it was a career playing football. There was a stint with the Cowboys and Jets before embarking on some playing time in the Arena league. Somewhere along the way he found hippie lettuce to be his calling. Wrong move, bro.
Michael A. Turkovich, 25, of 696B Oakwood Ave., State College, was jailed briefly Wednesday in the Centre County Correctional Facility but was released after posting $100,000 bail. Turkovich’s attorney, Steven Passarello of Altoona, was out of the office Friday and unavailable for comment, his office said.
Two postal express parcels suspected to contain marijuana were intercepted Tuesday by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Pittsburgh, according to court documents. After postal inspectors were granted federal search warrants, each package was found to contain about 11 pounds of suspected high-grade marijuana.
Blah, blah, blah. The guy had like 25 pounds of pot, a gun, a large amount of money. Let’s not jump to conclusions, but the bro was most likely self-employed in the drug trade.
We hate to pile on Notre Dame here, but it just happens that Michael was the very first recruit to commit to Charlie Weis way back in 2005. Looking back, we find that Turkovich was a feather in the big Weis cap. According to the Unofficial Home of Notre Dame Football, “Weis closed fast with Turkovich which is a good indication that Weis has the ability to be a very good recruiter.”