Former USC quarterback Mitch Mustain signs baseball contract

Former USC quarterback Mitch Mustain signed a minor league contract to play baseball for the Chicago White Sox, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Mustain has not played baseball competitively in eight years, but he sparked the interest of the White Sox after throwing a ball 90 mph.

“This is my one shot and I have nothing to lose,” Mustain told the LA Times in a phone interview.

In 2007, Mustain transferred from the University of Arkansas in hopes that he could parlay his time in Los Angeles into a career in professional football. Yet, the transfer only started one game during his career playing for the Trojans, battling former quarterback Mark Sanchez and junior quarterback Matt Barkley for field time.

Since graduating from USC, Mustain has experienced turbulent times. In addition to a brief stint in the Canadian Football League, Mustain was arrested in 2011 on suspicion of selling Adderall, but was never charged, according to the LA Times.