My Money! Oakland Raiders Want $9.5 Million Back From Jamarcus Russell

May 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Oakland Raiders Owner Al Davis does not screw around.
In a story reported by NFL.com and ESPN today, the Raiders filed a grievance requesting $9.5 million be returned to them by their former starting quarterback, JaMarcus Russell.
"We have filed a grievance against JaMarcus Russell, and that's all we're going to say at this time," said Raiders general counsel Jeff Birren in a prepared statement.
While most of the money Russell received is guaranteed money, according to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, some of that guaranteed money came in the form of advances on his salary for the upcoming season as well as 2011 and 2012.
Russell has received about $36.4 million in the three seasons he has played, and still was owed $3 million at the time he was cut, according to NFL.com.
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Davis wants his money back for seasons Russell won't be playing for him. This is completely in-character for Davis, and this move should come as...

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