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Mr. Laz
07-05-2010, 05:15 PM
JaMarcus Russell arrested for possession of controlled substance

Published: Monday, July 05, 2010, 4:30 PM Updated: Monday, July 05, 2010, 4:53 PM


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MOBILE, Ala. -- Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell was arrested today for possession of a controlled substance, according to the Mobile County Sheriff's Office.

The substance was codeine syrup, spokeswoman Lori Myles said.

Myles said Russell was arrested at his home early this afternoon during an undercover investigation. He was booked into Mobile Metro Jail at 4:22 p.m. Russell was released minutes later after making $2,500 bail, according to online records.

Russell is scheduled to appear in court on July 20. A bond hearing is set for July 7.

Russell played high school football at Williamson High School in Mobile. He played quarterback for LSU from 2003 to 2006 and was the No. 1 draft pick for the Raiders in 2007.

Russell went 7-18 as a starting QB. The Raiders released Russell last May.

Buck
07-05-2010, 05:16 PM
This happened to Terrence Kiel and he was dead within 2 years.

Param
07-05-2010, 05:19 PM
arrested at his home and this was an undercover investigation? hmmmmm

Bane
07-05-2010, 05:25 PM
:toast:

vailpass
07-05-2010, 05:27 PM
Codeine syrup? Undercover narcs? Need to hear the rest of the story.

vailpass
07-05-2010, 05:28 PM
:toast:

That sucks he bought that too. One of us is taking that outfit back to the store and it isn't going to be ME!

Bane
07-05-2010, 05:30 PM
That sucks he bought that too. One of us is taking that outfit back to the store and it isn't going to be ME!

That's all you.ROFL

Von Dumbass
07-05-2010, 05:32 PM
Last offseason Raider fans were so pumped about this guy. Now look at him. LMAO

OnTheWarpath58
07-05-2010, 05:33 PM
I bet he was using the codeine syrup as a doughnut filling.

Hmmmmm......

Codeine syrup filled doughnuts.....

siberian khatru
07-05-2010, 05:33 PM
Possession of controlled substance?

Well, that rules out his right arm.

Von Dumbass
07-05-2010, 05:37 PM
From a Raiders beat writer.

Wish I had a dollar for every time I got an e-mail or a tip about Russell and prescription cough syrup . . .
http://twitter.com/Jerrymcd/status/17821725711

My answer was the same every time . . . can't touch the Russell-cough syrup issue until there's some kind of documentation . . .
http://twitter.com/Jerrymcd/status/17821766677

chiefsnorth
07-05-2010, 05:37 PM
He be sippin' on that purple drank!

You can't make this stuff up.
Posted via Mobile Device

Marcellus
07-05-2010, 05:38 PM
Possession of controlled substance?

Well, that rules out his right arm.

LMAO

KcMizzou
07-05-2010, 05:38 PM
purple drank?

KcMizzou
07-05-2010, 05:39 PM
He be sippin' on that purple drank!

You can't make this stuff up.
Posted via Mobile DeviceYou beat me to it.

Marcellus
07-05-2010, 05:39 PM
This just raised his level of dumbass to epic status. Fucking cough syrup? Does he live in a trailer park too?

chiefzilla1501
07-05-2010, 05:41 PM
When you're cold for 2 years, you need codeine

RedNeckRaider
07-05-2010, 05:41 PM
Last offseason Raider fans were so pumped about this guy. Now look at him. LMAO

Gee if we just had the Orton Tebow combo we would really be pumped :rolleyes:

Bwana
07-05-2010, 05:43 PM
JaMarcus Russell

:facepalm:

Pablo
07-05-2010, 05:44 PM
Police pulled Russell over after noticing erratic driving.

Upon searching the vehicle police found an unknown powdery substance in a Ziploc bag and a snooter.

The unknown powdery substance was later confirmed to be the Colonel's secret blend of herbs and spices.

Bane
07-05-2010, 05:44 PM
He be sippin' on that purple drank!

You can't make this stuff up.
Posted via Mobile Device

:D

Marcellus
07-05-2010, 05:46 PM
Gee if we just had the Orton Tebow combo we would really be pumped :rolleyes:

I think you are better off this year than you have been since Gannon left but no way to know how good Jason Campbell will be until he hits the field with that team.

Should be interesting.

Bane
07-05-2010, 05:46 PM
Gee if we just had the Orton Tebow combo we would really be pumped :rolleyes:

Yeah maybe you could start out 6-0 like they did and win the AFCW......Oh wait.....ROFLROFLROFLROFLROFLROFL

Pablo
07-05-2010, 05:48 PM
JR is obviously a 3-6 Mafia fan.

ClevelandBronco
07-05-2010, 05:51 PM
Something like this could affect his career.

Fruit Ninja
07-05-2010, 05:52 PM
That purple drank shit will **** you backwards. lol He was obviously getting his drink on. Its crazy how they make it, codine and ****ing Jolly Ranchers for color. haha


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_drank

Fritz88
07-05-2010, 05:52 PM
Damn, what a bust

bevischief
07-05-2010, 05:53 PM
Has his cheerleader been banned yet?

Fruit Ninja
07-05-2010, 05:56 PM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5332554

is something outside the lines did on it, watch the video, its informative.

Chocolate Hog
07-05-2010, 06:02 PM
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Mr. Laz
07-05-2010, 06:08 PM
Something like this could affect his career.yep, McDonald's really frowns upon this type of stuff

Miles
07-05-2010, 06:19 PM
:D

Not the drank.

Fruit Ninja
07-05-2010, 06:22 PM
http://www.raiderfans.net/forum/oakland-raiders-forum-message-board/166557-jamarcus-russell-arrested.html

i guess this was common knowledge for Raider fans. It wasnt a big kept secret about him and his addiction to the stuff.

KcMizzou
07-05-2010, 06:22 PM
He can still mentor Sanchez, right?

Chocolate Hog
07-05-2010, 06:22 PM
http://www.hipsterwave.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/3135052008_9a5a7b5504_o.jpg

notorious
07-05-2010, 06:22 PM
Something like this could affect his career.

ROFL

Pablo
07-05-2010, 06:35 PM
http://www.hipsterwave.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/3135052008_9a5a7b5504_o.jpgJesus billay. That's one of the most fucking awesome things I've seen on CP.

chiefzilla1501
07-05-2010, 06:37 PM
http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5332554

is something outside the lines did on it, watch the video, its informative.

Actually, SASN did a better feature on it. Dangerous, dangerous stuff:
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RedNeckRaider
07-05-2010, 06:37 PM
http://www.raiderfans.net/forum/oakland-raiders-forum-message-board/166557-jamarcus-russell-arrested.html

i guess this was common knowledge for Raider fans. It wasnt a big kept secret about him and his addiction to the stuff.

I have never heard anything about it. I was sick and tired of his act mid season before the last and was so desperate I wanted a 137 year old Garcia to start. I knew he did not do crack, coke or meth because from I have seen they act as stupid as he does but move faster. Should have known it was some type of downer~

KcMizzou
07-05-2010, 06:38 PM
Jesus billay. That's one of the most fucking awesome things I've seen on CP.Swiped from that Raider board link.

Chocolate Hog
07-05-2010, 06:39 PM
Swiped from that Raider board link.

I actually saw it on another website.

Miles
07-05-2010, 06:41 PM
I have never heard anything about it. I was sick and tired of his act mid season before the last and was so desperate I wanted a 137 year old Garcia to start. I knew he did not do crack, coke or meth because from I have seen they act as stupid as he does but move faster. Should have known it was some type of downer~

As an LSU fan I really didn't have any idea at all that he was into the drank when he was there. Still not terribly surprised if he is though but just haven't heard of it.

Miles
07-05-2010, 06:42 PM
Swiped from that Raider board link.

Still hilarious but the wrong syrup.

gblowfish
07-05-2010, 06:58 PM
What a freakin' moron.

chiefer
07-05-2010, 06:59 PM
cough syrup on hash brownies, mmm

ClevelandBronco
07-05-2010, 07:17 PM
What a freakin' moron.

Addiction is a weird thing (and I'm assuming for the purposes of this point that Russell is an addict). He was a freakin' moron to try purple drank, and he was a freakin' moron to keep using it right up until the unknowable time when he became an addict and couldn't quit without help.

But as a using addict, Jamarcus has lost almost any ability to choose or to even care that he once had a choice or that he could someday regain the power to choose.

And aside from the fact that he was once a freakin' moron, that's just damned sad for Russell and everyone who cares for him.

Of course, Russell's money will buy a lot of good quality tissues.

I'd bet that upon hearing this news Dr. Drew's people immediately tried to get in touch with Russell's people concerning his possible appearance on Celebrity Rehab.

Brock
07-05-2010, 07:19 PM
Does this stuff make you fat and stupid?

the Talking Can
07-05-2010, 07:20 PM
wonder how effed up he was during games.....

Miles
07-05-2010, 07:32 PM
Addiction is a weird thing (and I'm assuming for the purposes of this point that Russell is an addict). He was a freakin' moron to try purple drank, and he was a freakin' moron to keep using it right up until the unknowable time when he became an addict and couldn't quit without help.

But as a using addict, Jamarcus has lost almost any ability to choose or to even care that he once had a choice or that he could someday regain the power to choose.

And aside from the fact that he was once a freakin' moron, that's just damned sad for Russell and everyone who cares for him.

Of course, Russell's money will buy a lot of good quality tissues.

I'd bet that upon hearing this news Dr. Drew's people immediately tried to get in touch with Russell's people concerning his possible appearance on Celebrity Rehab.


Is there anything outside of speculation that he is actually addicted to the drank?

ClevelandBronco
07-05-2010, 07:38 PM
Is there anything outside of speculation that he is actually addicted to the drank?

Nothing other than the rumors that the guy has had an ongoing problem with this stuff, his career is in shambles and he was just busted with an addictive drug in his possession.

Nope. Nothing at all.

Hog Farmer
07-05-2010, 07:47 PM
Last offseason Raider fans were so pumped about this guy. Now look at him. LMAO


That deserves rep !

Hog Farmer
07-05-2010, 07:49 PM
Police pulled Russell over after noticing erratic driving.

Upon searching the vehicle police found an unknown powdery substance in a Ziploc bag and a snooter.

The unknown powdery substance was later confirmed to be the Colonel's secret blend of herbs and spices.

Obviously , he couldn't even pass another vehicle without fucking up.

Miles
07-05-2010, 08:00 PM
Nothing other than the rumors that the guy has had an ongoing problem with this stuff, his career is in shambles and he was just busted with an addictive drug in his possession.

Nope. Nothing at all.

Actually that wasn't much at all since he was busted with that in his car. Was mostly asking if there was any legit history with him and the drank and you didn't offer much.

Miles
07-05-2010, 08:00 PM
That deserves rep !

And mention of the irony of the source.

|Zach|
07-05-2010, 08:03 PM
Last offseason Raider fans were so pumped about this guy. Now look at him. LMAO

Were they?

KC native
07-05-2010, 08:06 PM
Lean is fucking awesome. Hard to imagine getting addicted to it though. Leave it to a former Raider's qb to be addicted.

JD10367
07-05-2010, 08:08 PM
Jamarcus Russell is flaming out so quickly and badly that even Lindsey Lohan is laughing at him.

Dave Lane
07-05-2010, 08:35 PM
Ok, now does this cement his position as worst #1 draft pick ever? I think Ryan Leaf can finally exhale. Even being a #2 pick he's safe now.

Rain Man
07-05-2010, 08:58 PM
Apparently he could've avoided charges by throwing the stuff out the window, but his first try hit the floor and his second try hit the wall and his third try hit the ceiling and then he got tired and stopped trying.

baitism
07-05-2010, 09:28 PM
Fuck purple stuff! I want some Sunny D!

boogblaster
07-05-2010, 09:43 PM
Should of tried the Kool-aide .....

Ugly Duck
07-05-2010, 09:46 PM
Does this stuff make you fat and stupid?

Not really. His passer rating was the worst ever cuz his WRs ran the wrong routes. He suffered record "sack & fumbles" cuz his O-line couldn't protect him. He feel asleep in meetings and failed to review game tape cuz he was tired from working so hard. Had nothing to do with purple drank.

http://i463.photobucket.com/albums/qq354/kurupt_pitbull/jamarcus-russell-raiders-383c0e16e0.jpg

Micjones
07-05-2010, 10:05 PM
I'm pretty sure this is NOT what Raiders' brass meant when they said they wanted you to get "lean".

Pablo
07-05-2010, 10:33 PM
I'm pretty sure this is NOT what Raiders' brass meant when they said they wanted you to get "lean".LMAO

ClevelandBronco
07-05-2010, 10:40 PM
Actually that wasn't much at all since he was busted with that in his car. Was mostly asking if there was any legit history with him and the drank and you didn't offer much.

No, I didn't offer much. I don't know the man, and even if I did I suspect that I wouldn't know much about any addictions that he may or may not have. Addicts are often masters of hiding their problems until they overwhelm their lives.

Still, the signs are there, and he was busted in possession of an opiate. If he habitually uses that opiate, he's certainly at risk of becoming an addict.

Are you uncomfortable for some reason with discussions concerning whether he might be addicted?

CHENZ A!
07-05-2010, 10:47 PM
dude got chopped this offseason and screwed

gblowfish
07-05-2010, 10:51 PM
I'm going to go have a grape popsicle in honor of Russell. Anything that makes the Raiders weak is a good thing for Chiefs fans.

BossChief
07-05-2010, 11:02 PM
This happened to Terrence Kiel and he was dead within 2 years.

This happened to my friend Bob Sacamano and he was dead in a week.

Fruit Ninja
07-05-2010, 11:04 PM
No, I didn't offer much. I don't know the man, and even if I did I suspect that I wouldn't know much about any addictions that he may or may not have. Addicts are often masters of hiding their problems until they overwhelm their lives.

Still, the signs are there, and he was busted in possession of an opiate. If he habitually uses that opiate, he's certainly at risk of becoming an addict.

Are you uncomfortable for some reason with discussions concerning whether he might be addicted?

Arent you a cop? every cop i have ever known can tell if someone is addicted to something. Hell, i could even tell if someone is addicted to something in how their behavior is. Then again i have had alot of practice as i know tons of people that were addicts or are addicts, but i am pretty sure Cops are the same way.

bluehawkdoc
07-05-2010, 11:09 PM
Let me guess....He got out of the car and dropped his keys, when he bent over to get them the arresting officer witnessed fifty pounds of crack...

Miles
07-05-2010, 11:20 PM
No, I didn't offer much. I don't know the man, and even if I did I suspect that I wouldn't know much about any addictions that he may or may not have. Addicts are often masters of hiding their problems until they overwhelm their lives.

Still, the signs are there, and he was busted in possession of an opiate. If he habitually uses that opiate, he's certainly at risk of becoming an addict.

Are you uncomfortable for some reason with discussions concerning whether he might be addicted?

Mostly just questioning your jump to conclusion mat that you seem to be using.

Again I would not be surprised if he is into the drank but was wondering if there was any legit history with him.

Ugly Duck
07-05-2010, 11:27 PM
Jets have now indicated that they are no longer interested in Russell - now there's a shocker!

ClevelandBronco
07-05-2010, 11:36 PM
Mostly just questioning your jump to conclusion mat that you seem to be using.

Again I would not be surprised if he is into the drank but was wondering if there was any legit history with him.

I've taken sufficient care to show that I have reached no conclusions as to whether Russell is an addict, though I don't know why my opinion one way or the other should matter to you.

I'm afraid that I can't help you learn if there is any provable history (which is what I suppose you mean by "legit history").

ClevelandBronco
07-05-2010, 11:42 PM
Arent you a cop? every cop i have ever known can tell if someone is addicted to something. Hell, i could even tell if someone is addicted to something in how their behavior is. Then again i have had alot of practice as i know tons of people that were addicts or are addicts, but i am pretty sure Cops are the same way.

I have no experience in law enforcement. What little knowledge of addiction I have has been accumulated (shall we say) informally.

Miles
07-05-2010, 11:50 PM
I've taken sufficient care to show that I have reached no conclusions as to whether Russell is an addict, though I don't know why my opinion one way or the other should matter to you.

I'm afraid that I can't help you learn if there is any provable history (which is what I suppose you mean by "legit history").

My bad. Went back and looked at your previous post and it was hypothetical.

jAZ
07-06-2010, 12:26 AM
Does this stuff make you fat and stupid?
Maybe...

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:_mSkywJGYGQJ:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_drank+wiki+Purple+drank&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Although dextromethorphan is used recreationally, it has dissociative effects as opposed to narcotic. Dextromethorphan is a synthetic morphine analog that has been on the market in the United States since the 1960s. It is a cough suppressant in small doses, but in large doses it can result in a disassociative state, with hallucinations, similar to that produced by PCP or ketamine.[11]

Promethazine-codeine contains 10 mg of codeine and 6.25 mg of promethazine per 5 mL.[13]

Some users report that the large amount of sugar in drank causes them to experience weight gain, tooth decay, and other medical symptoms.[14]

jAZ
07-06-2010, 12:43 AM
http://deadspin.com/comment/25533188/

"Codeine Cough Syrup: The sniffing, sneezing, incompletion-inducing, not-living-up-to-your-potential, so that you can get up and face Al Davis in the morning medicine."

soundmind
07-06-2010, 01:29 AM
Shouldn't someone combine this and the "meat as a pizza topping" threads?

jAZ
07-06-2010, 02:02 AM
http://media.ebaumsworld.com/picture/xg11/SippinonsomeSizzurp.png

R8RFAN
07-06-2010, 03:06 AM
Karma is a bitch!

kysirsoze
07-06-2010, 03:08 AM
Karma is a bitch!

Are you taking about him getting arrested or you guys drafting him?

Otter
07-06-2010, 03:12 AM
There's more to this story than is being told so far. No one enters your house looking for a bottle of codeine. Does that stuff even get you high?

R8RFAN
07-06-2010, 03:17 AM
Are you taking about him getting arrested or you guys drafting him?

Both... I think when you steal you will eventually get whats coming to you...AND THE RAIDERS DRAFTED STUPIDLY so the Raiders deserve what they got.


Yes I consider what he did to the Raiders as stealing and if he did it to the Chiefs or whomever it would be the same thing...

That should probably totally end any shot whatsoever he has for a chance to play or hold a clipboard in the NFL.

db105
07-06-2010, 03:33 AM
Both... I think when you steal you will eventually get whats coming to you...AND THE RAIDERS DRAFTED STUPIDLY so the Raiders deserve what they got.


Yes I consider what he did to the Raiders as stealing and if he did it to the Chiefs or whomever it would be the same thing...

That should probably totally end any shot whatsoever he has for a chance to play or hold a clipboard in the NFL.

JR didn't steal from the Raiders. The Raiders were the fools that gave him the money.

R8RFAN
07-06-2010, 03:39 AM
JR didn't steal from the Raiders. The Raiders were the fools that gave him the money.

By the law you are correct, but just because something is legal does not make it right...

Coach
07-06-2010, 05:58 AM
Aw, he was just making his own "Flaming Moe's"

RedNeckRaider
07-06-2010, 06:42 AM
By the law you are correct, but just because something is legal does not make it right...

I hope he has to repay the 9 million. But the guy is right it is on the Raiders for drafting him and paying him. Russell's greatest achievement in the NFL might be causing a rookie salary cap~

JD10367
07-06-2010, 06:56 AM
Jets have now indicated that they are no longer interested in Russell - now there's a shocker!

Thanks, you just ruined my day. :mad:

Bob Dole
07-06-2010, 07:01 AM
There's more to this story than is being told so far. No one enters your house looking for a bottle of codeine. Does that stuff even get you high?

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Chocolate Hog
07-06-2010, 11:17 AM
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a78/nursetpd/TSB/J-Roc_Got_Lean.gif


ROFL

MahiMike
07-06-2010, 12:31 PM
JaCARCASS Russell.

blaise
07-06-2010, 12:40 PM
Jamarcus needed cough syrup. He had a fever, a fever for the flavor of some Pringles.

R8RFAN
07-06-2010, 05:58 PM
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a78/nursetpd/TSB/J-Roc_Got_Lean.gif

Chocolate Hog
07-06-2010, 09:00 PM
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a78/nursetpd/TSB/J-Roc_Got_Lean.gif

Repost.

R8RFAN
07-07-2010, 04:59 AM
Repost.

and you can bet your ass it will be reposted again and again on this forum and hundreds of others.... :thumb:

tymania
07-07-2010, 08:33 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/18/jamarcus-russell-could-be-joining-the-ufl/

SHIP IT!!!

Baconeater
07-07-2010, 10:45 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/06/18/jamarcus-russell-could-be-joining-the-ufl/

SHIP IT!!!
Oh fuck me...

tymania
07-07-2010, 10:52 AM
Oh **** me...

what? you arent gonna buy season tickets for $50 to go cheer on your hometown team? lol
In all seriousness, i think it would be okay if Russell came to Omaha, the nighthawks could do worse. And Russell's talent alone should at least help us beat some teams

gblowfish
07-07-2010, 10:53 AM
From Sports Illustrated Website:

JaMarcus Russell is a big, big boy with an even bigger bank account and access to all kinds resources. So it's wrong to portray him as a victim.

But the Oakland Raiders sure didn't do him any favors, only aiding his path to becoming one of the biggest busts in NFL history.

Russell -- just 24 and already out of the league, released by the Raiders last spring -- was arrested this week in Mobile Alabama for illegal possession of codeine. The No. 1 overall draft pick in 2007 is a sad parable of excess, sloth and unfulfilled potential.

The rumors about Russell's drug use -- the slang term for a sweet mixture of codeine syrup, candy and soda is called "drank" -- were whispered nonstop throughout his three years with the Raiders. They were loud enough that the Raiders had to have heard them.

But if they did anything to help Russell with his problem, they've kept it to themselves.

But no one does denial like the Raiders. No one does messed up quarterback picks like the Raiders. Nineteen years ago, they selected Todd Marinovich whose career was an eerie blueprint for Russell's.

Would Russell have developed in a different way, with a more structured team?

Who knows? But with the Raiders it was almost guaranteed that he would succumb to his demons.

Al Davis makes the picks and he picked Russell -- which should have been a red flag considering Davis' poor track record with finding quarterbacks. But it seemed like a no-brainer at the time: Russell was big and strong and was coming off a terrific performance over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. The Raiders needed a quarterback -- and hadn't had one since Rich Gannon retired. So they made Russell the top pick in the draft.

And trouble immediately started. Russell held out through all of training camp and into the first week of the season, a clear sign he was getting bad advice and cared more about money than playing. New coach Lane Kiffin -- understandably -- didn't want to leapfrog a kid who had never played into the starting position. So Kiffin limited Russell's playing time -- the rookie got into just three games, starting only the season finale.

In 2008, Russell was named the starter and there were signs of potential. Kiffin ran an offense designed to protect Russell -- which made sense given Russell's limitations. But Russell was becoming a major source of friction in the festering battle between Kiffin and Davis.

Kiffin was lukewarm from the start on Russell. Davis blamed Kiffin for Russell's lack of development. When Davis fired Kiffin in the famous overhead projector moment, Davis said: "I realized that you did not want to draft JaMarcus Russell. He is a great player. Get over it."

But firing Kiffin only made things worse for Russell. Kiffin had hired a professional staff and tried to run the Raiders as a functional team, after the chaos of Art Shell's second go-round. He actually had structure, and though he may not have liked Russell, he had a plan for him.

With Kiffin's dismissal, the Raiders returned to their normal dysfunction. There was little authority. And the message that Davis had sent -- that JaMarcus Russell had his full support -- meant no one was going to suggest that Russell was too fat, too lazy, too potentially involved with the wrong crowd or a bad substance. Who was going to pick that battle with Davis? No one.

So at 22 & 23, with $40 million in the bank thanks to the Raiders, Russell did what he pleased. And what he pleased was not about getting in shape, working hard or attempting to become an NFL quarterback.

Russell has only himself to blame for his disastrous career. But being drafted by the Raiders sure didn't help.

Sweet Daddy Hate
07-07-2010, 11:20 AM
JaFatty really delivers. Go JaFatty, go!

Ugly Duck
07-07-2010, 11:42 AM
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So Russell is a lazy, fat, stupid guy that doesn't give a crap. But if he were drafted by some other team, he wudda been a dynamic, fit, intelligent guy with a determination to excel. I dunno....

Deberg_1990
10-29-2010, 03:30 PM
Bump....looks like he gets off scott clean

http://www.wkrg.com/alabama/article/jamarcus-russell-off-the-hook/1160464/Oct-29-2010_12-35-pm/




A Mobile County Grand Jury has decided there is not enough evidence to indict NFL quarterback Jamarcus Russell.

Russell was arrested on July 5th for posession of codeine syrup without a valid prescription. Investigators say Russell was drinking an illegal mixture called "purple drank," which includes the narcotic mixed with either sprite, gatorade or another juice.

Russell pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Mobile County Grand Jury report was published this morning.

Russell played football at Williamson High School and LSU before he was drafted number one overall by Oakland in the 2007 NFL draft. He was released by the Oakland Raiders earlier this year.

pr_capone
10-29-2010, 03:32 PM
Bump....looks like he gets off scott clean

http://www.wkrg.com/alabama/article/jamarcus-russell-off-the-hook/1160464/Oct-29-2010_12-35-pm/




A Mobile County Grand Jury has decided there is not enough evidence to indict NFL quarterback Jamarcus Russell.

Russell was arrested on July 5th for posession of codeine syrup without a valid prescription. Investigators say Russell was drinking an illegal mixture called "purple drank," which includes the narcotic mixed with either sprite, gatorade or another juice.

Russell pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Mobile County Grand Jury report was published this morning.

Russell played football at Williamson High School and LSU before he was drafted number one overall by Oakland in the 2007 NFL draft. He was released by the Oakland Raiders earlier this year.

Sign him!!!

DMAC
10-29-2010, 03:33 PM
I bet he celebrates.

Demonpenz
10-29-2010, 03:38 PM
Diabetes codine syrup this will end badly.

boogblaster
10-29-2010, 04:28 PM
He b ready fo da big-time now ... blueberry-blunts .......

Simply Red
10-29-2010, 05:13 PM
THAT PURPLE-PUNCH!!!

Simply Red
10-29-2010, 05:14 PM
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Bwana
10-29-2010, 05:16 PM
ROFL