The Long Year of JaMarcus Russell Continues: Russell Popped For Drugs

July 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

First, JaMarcus Russell lost his starting job, then he lost his job altogether, and now he's facing a drug charge for possession of codeine syrup.
According to the Mobile Press-Register, Russell was arrested Monday at his home and posted bail around 4 p.m.
For a guy who was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2007, his future now looks about as bleak as can be.
Following his release by the Raiders in May, no team has shown any real interest in his services, the Raiders are taking Russell to court to demand a large chunk of his bonus money back, and now this.
Russell should've had a chance to hook on with a team once the season started, at the latest, presuming at least one of the 32 NFL teams was going to lose a quarterback to injury and therefore be willing to give the guy another chance.
It's unclear at this point how serious this charge is, if it's going to stick, and what NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell might do about it should it get to that point. The only poi...

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