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JB
07-05-2010, 05:33 PM
Codeine syrup...lol

http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter

Austrian
07-05-2010, 05:39 PM
Coughing much?

brakos82
07-05-2010, 05:40 PM
Well it obviously wasn't talent!

TexasBoY25
07-05-2010, 05:43 PM
JaNourmos Russell, a damn shame! He can clearly say goodbye to a second change at least for the 2010 season. Best move the Raiders did this offseason was releasing this fool

NitroGSXR
07-05-2010, 05:59 PM
Codeine syrup...lol

http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter

Oh yeah. I've drank that before. It'll **** you up pretty good. That's the good stuff there. Yummy too!

JB
07-05-2010, 06:02 PM
Oh yeah. I've drank that before. It'll **** you up pretty good. That's the good stuff there. Yummy too!

Oh Yeah!

gg no re
07-05-2010, 06:16 PM
<<<

NitroGSXR
07-05-2010, 06:31 PM
Oh Yeah!

Just don't wash 'em down with bars (xanax).

Keep in mind that Deaf people generally sit, stand, chat directly facing each other so we can communicate easier. Anyway, when I was living in my 300 sq foot room at Cougar Place, a buddy of mine came over with some bars on him. We popped a couple after downing some cough syrup and just relaxed for a few hours chatting away.

Clear as day, I felt myself urinating into my pants while chatting in my chair. I popped up and said... holy shit! I just pissed my pants! I immediately flung my pants and boxers off then sit right back down as if nothing happened and resumed chatting. My friend was in sheer horror screaming at me what in the hell was I doing. I was like nothing man. What's the big deal? YOU'RE NAKED YOU'RE NAKED! Oh yeah. My bad.

Only time I ever tried bars. Never again.

CloakNNNdagger
07-05-2010, 06:32 PM
A Sting operation!

Ex-Oakland Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell arrested in undercover sting (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2010/07/ex-oakland-raiders-qb-jamarcus-russell-arrested-in-undercover-sting/1)


1 Recommend A bad offseason got worse for JaMarcus Russell on Monday when the former Oakland Raiders QB was arrested and alleged to have possessed a controlled substance.

Police in Mobile County, Alabama, alleged that Russell was in possession of codeine, a prescription painkiller. Sheriff's spokesperson Lori Myles told the AP that Russell was arrested as part of an undercover investigation.

The arrest comes two months after the Raiders cut Russell, whom they had selected with the first overall selection in the 2007 draft.

Russell was released after posting $2,500 bail. He is due in court on July 20.

Russell hasn't yet made a comment about the arrest.

JB
07-05-2010, 06:38 PM
A Sting operation!

That's funny! Any idea what the penalty is for possessing a prescription drug without a script?

brakos82
07-05-2010, 06:38 PM
Just don't wash 'em down with bars (xanax).

Keep in mind that Deaf people generally sit, stand, chat directly facing each other so we can communicate easier. Anyway, when I was living in my 300 sq foot room at Cougar Place, a buddy of mine came over with some bars on him. We popped a couple after downing some cough syrup and just relaxed for a few hours chatting away.

Clear as day, I felt myself urinating into my pants while chatting in my chair. I popped up and said... holy shit! I just pissed my pants! I immediately flung my pants and boxers off then sit right back down as if nothing happened and resumed chatting. My friend was in sheer horror screaming at me what in the hell was I doing. I was like nothing man. What's the big deal? YOU'RE NAKED YOU'RE NAKED! Oh yeah. My bad.

Only time I ever tried bars. Never again.

:photos:

CloakNNNdagger
07-05-2010, 06:38 PM
Myles said Russell was arrested at his home early this afternoon during an undercover investigation. Police did not find a prescription for the drug during their search, Myles said.

Other people were at the residence, but Russell was the only one arrested, according to Myles.

http://media.al.com/live/photo/jamarcus-russell-mugshotjpg-1c36e0c64f45e32b_large.jpg

LINK (http://blog.al.com/live/2010/07/jamarcus_russell_arrested.html)

brakos82
07-05-2010, 06:39 PM
http://media.al.com/live/photo/jamarcus-russell-mugshotjpg-1c36e0c64f45e32b_large.jpg

LINK (http://blog.al.com/live/2010/07/jamarcus_russell_arrested.html)

He's damn near off the chart.

(cue Ed 'Too Tall' Jones commercial)

JB
07-05-2010, 06:41 PM
He's damn near off the chart.

(cue Ed 'Too Tall' Jones commercial)

Probably damn near off the scale also...

brakos82
07-05-2010, 06:42 PM
Probably damn near off the scale also...

As though that station isn't full of pork-bellies as is. :kitten:

CloakNNNdagger
07-05-2010, 06:55 PM
Although I haven't found it confirmed yet, the "codeine syrup" referred to is most likely a mixture of codeine syrup along with promethazine (Phenergan), well-known on the streets as Purple Drank (which orriginated and first hit the streets here in our own city). Watch this video that explains Purple Drank. (http://blog.al.com/live/2010/07/jamarcus_russell_arrested.html)

NitroGSXR
07-05-2010, 07:02 PM
Although I haven't found it confirmed yet, the "codeine syrup" referred to is most likely a mixture of codeine syrup along with promethazine (Phenergan), well-known on the streets as Purple Drank (which orriginated and first hit the streets here in our own city). Watch this video that explains Purple Drank. (http://blog.al.com/live/2010/07/jamarcus_russell_arrested.html)

I was referring to that but could not remember the spelling. Very popular at UH.

JB
07-05-2010, 07:02 PM
Although I haven't found it confirmed yet, the "codeine syrup" referred to is most likely a mixture of codeine syrup along with promethazine (Phenergan), well-known on the streets as Purple Drank (which orriginated and first hit the streets here in our own city). Watch this video that explains Purple Drank. (http://blog.al.com/live/2010/07/jamarcus_russell_arrested.html)

Wrong link Doc.

edit: this is the link to the video ESPN posted...

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5332554

CloakNNNdagger
07-05-2010, 07:10 PM
Wrong link Doc.

edit: this is the link to the video ESPN posted...

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5332554

Sorry, fixed the link......... Watch this video that explains Purple Drank. (http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5332554)

CloakNNNdagger
07-05-2010, 07:40 PM
It was a joke type of article that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle back in March. But now the piece appears to be just plain prophetic of recent revelations.

This is a story that's got legs. In fact, the story is moving quicker than the guy it's about.

Gary Peterson, in his Bay Area News Group column Sunday, wrote that Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell was "rumored to have spent part of the offseason at a clinic being treated for lethargy addiction ...."

That joke refers to Russell's notorious work-lite ethic, and to reports that he has been in Arizona at an athletic training program. I, too, have written lines that were so cute that readers missed the joke. Peterson's jest was taken literally by one Bay Area TV sportscaster, who reported Russell's "treatment" as news.

So it's been in print and on TV - JaMarcus is in lethargy rehab. From the e-chat at various Raiders' fan sites, it's clear that for many, the jest has morphed into fact.

Russell did go to Arizona, although if he actually enrolled in a shape-up program, it's news to Raiders' execs.

The interesting thing is not that a columnist's jest was misconstrued, or that a TV reporter misconstrued it. What's fascinating is that Russell's body of, uh, work in three NFL seasons makes the jokey report totally believable.

Russell has become the poster dude for lethargy, a condition waiting to be clinically approved.

Soon doctors will explain that lethargy isn't a character fault, it's a disease. If a golfer can be addicted to sex, why can't a quarterback be addicted to sloth? At least Russell is a recovering non-workaholic.

By the way, on YouTube I saw a clip, "JaMarcus spins twice & slings it 53." Russell, then quarterbacking LSU, and a good 50 pounds lighter than the Russell of today, makes a dazzlingly nimble escape from a pass rush and completes a bomb. If only he could move like that now ...

I need to cover myself here. Maybe Russell really did check into the Lazy Star Dude Ranch & Lethargy Clinic in Phoenix. If so, I wish him luck making it to the meetings.

LINK (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/09/SPI71CDAPD.DTL)

JB
07-05-2010, 07:43 PM
It was a joke type of article that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle back in March. But now the piece appears to be just plain prophetic of recent revelations.



LINK (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/03/09/SPI71CDAPD.DTL)

Nice Find! The purple drank would explain his lethargy.

must spread rep.

Kulluminatii
07-05-2010, 09:04 PM
:lol: http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/rolling.gif

Oh man, I can just imagine how bad the Raiders would have got it if we held on to Russell and he was caught with this "sizzurp".

Promethazine causes motor skill impairment, lethargy, and extreme drowsiness.

:francis:

Well, that explains why Russell went downhill fast. Still all his fault though.

CloakNNNdagger
07-05-2010, 09:41 PM
That's funny! Any idea what the penalty is for possessing a prescription drug without a script?

Just for you, JB

Legal Penalties for Alcohol and Drug Offenses*

I. Possession, Use, or Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages
Alabama state law prohibits the purchase, consumption, possession, or transportation of alcoholic beverages by persons less than 21 years of age. Penalties for conviction may include a fine and/or jail sentence.
Public intoxication, driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), and the unlicensed sale of alcoholic beverages are also against the law. Penalties for such convictions may include a fine, jail sentence, suspension of driver’s license, and/or required completion of an alcohol rehabilitation program.


II. Possession of Controlled or Illicit Drugs

Marijuana

Possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use only is a misdemeanor punishable by a prison sentence of up to a year, a fine of up to $2000 or both.

Possession of marijuana for other than personal use, or a second conviction for personal use is a felony punishable by a prison sentence of from one to ten years, a fine of up to $5000, or both.

Possession of more than 2.2 pounds of marijuana is considered drug trafficking and is punishable by a minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine of at least $25,000.

All Other Controlled Substances

Possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana is a felony punishable by a prison sentence of from one to ten years and a fine of up to $5000 or both.

Possession of large amounts of a controlled substance other than marijuana is considered drug trafficking and is punishable by a minimum prison sentence of three years and a fine ranging from $50,000 to $500,000.


III. Sale of Controlled or Illicit Drugs

The sale of any controlled substance is a felony punishable by a prison term of two to twenty years or a fine of up to $10,000 or both.

The sale or distribution of a controlled substance by a person 18 years old or older to a person under the age of 18 is a felony punishable by a prison sentence of ten years to life imprisonment or a fine of up to $20,000 or both.

The sale or distribution of a controlled substance within a three-mile radius of any school or college is punishable by a mandatory prison sentence of five years in addition to other penalties described above.

The sale of large amounts of controlled drugs is considered drug trafficking and is punishable by a minimum prison sentence of three years and fines ranging from $50,000 to $500,000.

Federal drug trafficking penalties for first offenses range from up to one year of imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000 to life imprisonment and a fine of up to $4,000,000 depending on the illicit drug involved. Repeat offense penalties range from up to two years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $200,000, to mandatory life imprisonment and a fine of up to $8,000,000 depending on the illicit drug involved.


*Prepared by USA Substance Program with Assistance from the Mobile County District Attorney’s Office. (Last Review Date: April 2010)

From the appearance of the above "menu," Russell seems to have much more to worry about than what team he is going to play for.:panic:

JB
07-05-2010, 09:46 PM
Thanks Doc, yeah he has much bigger worries. But, I bet he gets off with probation.
Unless they tie him to a distribution ring.

CloakNNNdagger
07-05-2010, 09:54 PM
Thanks Doc, yeah he has much bigger worries. But, I bet he gets off with probation.
Unless they tie him to a distribution ring.

Remember, it was referred to as a "sting." He must have been the "target" since others were in the house, and they were not arrested. It is unlikely that they planned a sting, anticipating one half-empty bottle in the bathroom cabinet. In fact this could very easily end up both a state and federal offense before it's all over.

JB
07-05-2010, 09:58 PM
Remember, it was referred to as a "sting." He must have been the "target" since others were in the house, and they were not arrested. It is unlikely that they planned a sting, anticipating one half-empty bottle in the bathroom cabinet. In fact this could very easily end up both a state and federal offense before it's all over.

Yeah, I had forgot about that.

b0ng
07-05-2010, 10:11 PM
The comedic cherry to a hilarious cake of a career.

CloakNNNdagger
07-05-2010, 10:11 PM
Yeah, I had forgot about that.


Another thing........the "3 miles from a school" stipulation. Do you realize how likely something like that may be..........3 miles in every direction?. Mobile has 72 schools in 159 square mile area (the city of Houston is 600 square miles). If he didn't already, I think that Russell has more of a future with a Bubba than a Barbara.

JB
07-05-2010, 10:16 PM
Another thing........the "3 miles from a school" stipulation. Do you realize how likely something like that may be..........3 miles in every direction?. Mobile has 72 schools in 159 square mile area (the city of Houston is 600 square miles). If he didn't already, I think that Russell has more of a future with a Bubba than a Barbara.

Is the 3 mile rule in effect in every state?

TexasBoY25
07-05-2010, 10:19 PM
Broncos need to sign Russell so Tim Tebow can help him and make him a straight man

JB
07-05-2010, 10:22 PM
From Adam Schefter...

Hard as it is to believe, people familiar with JaMarcus Russell believe this could be a blessing -- the worst might have been averted

http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter

Is the dude going down fast or what?

CloakNNNdagger
07-05-2010, 10:29 PM
Is the 3 mile rule in effect in every state?

I don't believe so. Although, both state and federal drug laws usually address offenses on school grounds at a higher level.

JB
07-05-2010, 10:30 PM
I don't believe so. Although, both state and federal drug laws usually address offenses on school grounds at a higher level.

And well they should.

CloakNNNdagger
07-05-2010, 10:38 PM
New York Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/jets/2010/07/free-agent-qb-jamarcus-russell.html) already reporting:

The Jets recently made an exploratory call to Russell’s agent after the former No. 1 overall pick was released by the Raiders. However, a league source told me last week that the chances of Russell signing with the Jets were less than 10 percent.

Not surprisingly, the Jets are no longer interested in the career underachiever, according to a source.

brakos82
07-05-2010, 10:40 PM
New York Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/jets/2010/07/free-agent-qb-jamarcus-russell.html) already reporting:

Between him and Rex I think they could sink Manhattan. :texanbill:

TexasBoY25
07-05-2010, 11:02 PM
That fool better look into arena or canedian football

Koolaid Time
07-05-2010, 11:02 PM
I was referring to that but could not remember the spelling. Very popular at UH.

Along with the music of "DJ Screw"

rollinstone18
07-05-2010, 11:36 PM
hah, drinking lean reminds me of why i failed algebra II.

steelbtexan
07-06-2010, 12:00 AM
Nitro glad you learned your lesson. I've done stupid stuff but was not JaMarcus stupid.

Too think somebody invested millions on this fool. The Raiders need to fire the firm that did the background check on this fool.

Texecutioner
07-06-2010, 12:31 AM
Boy Russel just gets more and more disgraceful as a #1 draft pick by the day.

Señor Stan
07-06-2010, 06:25 AM
Just don't wash 'em down with bars (xanax).

Keep in mind that Deaf people generally sit, stand, chat directly facing each other so we can communicate easier. Anyway, when I was living in my 300 sq foot room at Cougar Place, a buddy of mine came over with some bars on him. We popped a couple after downing some cough syrup and just relaxed for a few hours chatting away.

Clear as day, I felt myself urinating into my pants while chatting in my chair. I popped up and said... holy shit! I just pissed my pants! I immediately flung my pants and boxers off then sit right back down as if nothing happened and resumed chatting. My friend was in sheer horror screaming at me what in the hell was I doing. I was like nothing man. What's the big deal? YOU'RE NAKED YOU'RE NAKED! Oh yeah. My bad.

Only time I ever tried bars. Never again.


:worthless:

^^^^^^^^^^

Is there a smiley for the exact opposite of this?

BIG TORO
07-06-2010, 07:28 AM
Broncos need to sign Russell so Tim Tebow can help him and make him a straight man

There is no help for him anymore, he is overweight and on drugs, total waste of talent.

CloakNNNdagger
07-06-2010, 08:36 AM
As far back as April, Raiders fans were coining the name JaRobitussin, suspecting Russell was swigging on large quantities of the "cough syrup" made up of only Robitussin.

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



Next came up the cough syrup Phensedyl (codeine, promethazine, ephedrine)........close, but included ephedrine [which has not been reported to date])

http://crabforce9.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/yellow.jpg



About the same time, new player profiles were appearing.

http://media.theonion.com/images/articles/article/8637/Russel_jpg_445x1000_upscale_q85.jpg



It would not be way out to be thinking that Al Davis may have had a hand in this "sting." It could give the Raiders reason to not pay Russell what he still may be owed by the organization.



And for those feeling that his livelihood may be entirely destroyed. Russell still has good options.

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/8354/11vangry.jpg



And, should he end up in prison, he will always have that die-hard Raiders fan/pen pal to help him pass the time.

http://cdn.wl.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/jamarcus-russell-gabourey-sidibe.jpg

MannyFresh
07-06-2010, 09:52 AM
There is no help for him anymore, he is overweight and on drugs, total waste of talent.

That would explain the weight gain then. I know that a lot of the people who use that stuff become lazy and hence, fat, very fat.

b0ng
07-06-2010, 10:06 AM
Okay opinion time: who had the more hilarious flame-out of a career? Ryan Leaf or JaMarcus Russel?

BIG TORO
07-06-2010, 10:11 AM
That would explain the weight gain then. I know that a lot of the people who use that stuff become lazy and hence, fat, very fat.

Yea, even his pictures look very different from what he used to look like.

GuerillaBlack
07-06-2010, 11:35 AM
A man can't sip on some lean in his own household! America's drug laws need to be changed....BUT JaMarcus should be finding a team to play for.

WWJD
07-06-2010, 11:37 AM
I hope he gets the medical help he obviously needs and gets his life in order.

Rey
07-06-2010, 12:08 PM
"One mo' ounce 'll make me feel so great...Wait, now I can't feel my face...Up in the studio me and my drank, me and my drank...me and my drank"

ChampionTexan
07-06-2010, 12:27 PM
Perhaps JaMarcus isn't as lazy as some of us think he is - he has apparently changed his name to Moe and converted his latest bout of adversity into an endorsement.

LINK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsoMVxtKlGM)

Kulluminatii
07-06-2010, 01:06 PM
It would not be way out to be thinking that Al Davis may have had a hand in this "sting." It could give the Raiders reason to not pay Russell what he still may be owed by the organization.


:spit:

Damnit, "must spread rep"

And to that part of your post I quoted, wow, I never thought of that...but it sounds like something Davis would do...thats pretty bad ass lol :D.

Mr teX
07-06-2010, 01:18 PM
This dude.....:gun:...:rake:

CloakNNNdagger
07-06-2010, 01:22 PM
Russell’s enormous cost to the Raiders (http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Russells-enormous-cost-to-the-Raiders.html) THIS PIECE IS DEFINITELY WORTH READING IN ENTIRETY.

2007: $2.976M
2008: $20.27M
2009: $13.105M
2010: $3M*

*Guaranteed, even if released.

Grand total: $39.4 million!


Russell's final numbers in Oakland (http://www.sbnation.com/2010/5/6/1461086/raiders-release-jamarcus-russell) are abysmal:

52.1% completion percentage
4,083 yards
18 touchdowns
23 interceptions

That equates to over $5 million per game Russell won as a starter (7).

Now let's compare that to the average person. Let's say you're making $50,000 per year at your job. How long did it take Russell to earn that?

.12 games
.07 touchdowns
15.85 yard passing
1.37 completions


If I were a Raiders fan, it would take me a whole lot of bottle of Purple Drank to mellow me out from the anger I'd be feeling just about now.

Second Honeymoon
07-06-2010, 01:32 PM
Okay opinion time: who had the more hilarious flame-out of a career? Ryan Leaf or JaMarcus Russel?

Russell by a nose. Russell was #1 overall and had won a national championship.

Leaf was just immature and dumb. Russell is immature, dumb, lazy, and an example of what is wrong with the athletes of today. More concerned about their fur coat, their stupid bling, their armada of baby's mommas, or their Bentley, or their 'iced grill' than actually being professional and being a success.

Russell is a steaming pile of crap while Leaf is just a pile of crap. Advantage: Russell.

Texecutioner
07-06-2010, 01:35 PM
Russell by a nose. Russell was #1 overall and had won a national championship.

Leaf was just immature and dumb. Russell is immature, dumb, lazy, and an example of what is wrong with the athletes of today. More concerned about their fur coat, their stupid bling, their armada of baby's mommas, or their Bentley, or their 'iced grill' than actually being professional and being a success.

Russell is a steaming pile of crap while Leaf is just a pile of crap. Advantage: Russell.

Pretty much nailed it.

CloakNNNdagger
07-06-2010, 02:05 PM
Just off the press. Looks like someone other than me has a suspicious mind re. possible Big Al involvement.


AP Since the news of JaMarcus Russell's arrest for drug possession broke Monday, Raider Nation has been laughing it up over their former quarterback's career being ruined by "purple drank." After all, high-grade cough syrup mixed with 7-Up and Jolly Ranchers is not the typical drug of choice among millionaires.

While it may sound small-time, the arrest was actually part of a large undercover sting operation by the Mobile County (Alabama) Sheriff's Department. Russell was busted in his own home by undercover police who were posing as fellow codeine-sipping enthusiasts.

Mobile County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Lori Myles told the Mobile Press-Register that Russell was arrested as part of an ongoing undercover sting operation. She would not indicate how much of the drug Russell was in possession of, nor would she say that Russell was the target of the investigation.

This arrest seems to extinguish what slim chance Russell had of playing with another NFL team this season. The only team with any interest in Russell, the New York Jets, told the New York Daily News that they are "no longer interested in the career underachiever."

While Russell is not currently on the Raiders' roster, he is still considered an active league player and could be subject to a possible NFL suspension.

"This is a very disappointing moment for all of us. It's not about football," JaMarcus' uncle and family spokesman, Dr. Albert Russell told Comcast SportsNet. "It's not about anything other than him becoming a better person."

Wait -- if your uncle is a doctor, can't get you just get him to write you a bogus prescription for recreational drugs? That's just common sense, man!

Russell was already involved in a sticky $9 million salary dispute with the Raiders. On his SF Chronicle Raiders blog, Vittorio Tafur comes right out and says what many are secretly wondering. "Did the cops get a hot tip from a guy wearing a white jump suit in Alameda?" Tafur writes. "Never underestimate the reach of Al Davis."

Why would Al Davis care what sort of misspelled regionally-popular recreational drugs JaMarcus is using? Because a drug suspension could hand the Raiders a $9 million victory in their favor.

ProFootballTalk.com looked into it, and reports that Russell's contract "contains language voiding future guaranteed base salaries in the wake of a suspension."

I would easily believe the conspiracy theory that Al Davis could have hired a private investigator to uncover a flaw in Russell's lifestyle, provided information to law enforcement, and then used it to get Russell's contract voided.
But to some of you, I know, that theory makes me sound like I've been drinking something purple for the last few hours.

TexasBoY25
07-06-2010, 02:33 PM
Don't mess with Davis Baby!! He will always win

disaacks3
07-06-2010, 02:45 PM
ProFootballTalk.com looked into it, and reports that Russell's contract "contains language voiding future guaranteed base salaries in the wake of a suspension. But Al would only want the BEST for his players....right....RIGHT??

If there's an NFL loophole, Al will find it!

steelbtexan
07-06-2010, 02:48 PM
Regardless if Davis provided the info or not.

Russell broke the law and should have his contract voided if he gets a suspension.

Why does it not suprise me that Russell is in this situation.

brakos82
07-06-2010, 02:50 PM
Don't mess with Davis Baby!! He will always win

Doesn't he have some ancient pharaoh dust that he got as king of Egypt?

TexasBoY25
07-06-2010, 03:15 PM
Doesn't he have some ancient pharaoh dust that he got as king of Egypt?

He probably does, also 3 SuperBowl trophy's

brakos82
07-06-2010, 03:16 PM
He probably does, also 3 SuperBowl trophy's

And a couple gold medals from the ancient Greek Olympics.

Kulluminatii
07-06-2010, 03:36 PM
I think maybe Al hired this guy...

http://corygraham.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/al_davis_and_darth_davis_21.jpg


If I were a Raiders fan, it would take me a whole lot of bottle of Purple Drank to mellow me out from the anger I'd be feeling just about now.

Trust me, that anger is nowhere near the amount of joy I (and probably many other Raider fans) felt when Russell was released. He set our team back quite a few years, and I'd be happy if we can turn this franchise around within the next 5.

CloakNNNdagger
07-06-2010, 07:09 PM
Russell's arrest stems from 2-month investigation
(http://www.nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/38113855)

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -The arrest of JaMarcus Russell for alleged possession of codeine syrup resulted from a two-month undercover investigation that could result in more arrests.

Mobile County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lori Myles said Tuesday that the investigation wasn't targeting the former Oakland Raiders quarterback but that his name and home address had come up several times.

The 2007 No. 1 draft choice was arrested Monday at his home and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Myles says forensic tests to determine the amount of codeine syrup involved sometimes take 5-7 days

gary
07-06-2010, 07:30 PM
I have been saying he's an ***** for awhile now and this just proves my point.

CloakNNNdagger
07-07-2010, 07:38 AM
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a78/nursetpd/TSB/J-Roc_Got_Lean.gif

CloakNNNdagger
07-07-2010, 08:51 AM
Purple Drank may be a much more widespread NFL "problem" than what is believed. It is highly addictive with significant implications with attempt at temporary abstinence (withdrawal). FYI, besides the acute obvious potential fatal consequences of overdose which is potentiated by the common mixture with alcohol (absolute idiocy), its respiratory depressive effects will at very least affect the player's respiratory "reserve." That means that the player will easily get "winded," moreso as the game goes on, especially obvious in later periods of a games.

JaMarcus Russell case shows danger behind 'purple drank' (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2010-07-06-jamarcus-russell-codeine-purple-drank_N.htm)

TimeKiller
07-07-2010, 10:28 AM
{set to Prince's "Purple Rain"}

PUR-PLE DRANK!!!

{/Purple Rain Spoofs}

Seriously. Hey guys lets drink a shitload of cough syrup! Ok! Hey how 'bout NO!!!

Kulluminatii
07-07-2010, 03:51 PM
{set to Prince's "Purple Rain"}

PUR-PLE DRANK!!!

{/Purple Rain Spoofs}

Seriously. Hey guys lets drink a shitload of cough syrup! Ok! Hey how 'bout NO!!!

Don't knock it 'till you've tried it :fingergun:


Not that I've ever tried it...

CloakNNNdagger
07-07-2010, 09:03 PM
The Raiders are used to couselling "choirboys." I guess that makes Russell a dumbass choirboy with need for an additional remedial course or two.

Raiders claim they tried to aid Russell

Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders responded to former JaMarcus Russell's recent arrest on Wednesday by saying they did all they could to help the former No. 1 overall pick before releasing him two months ago.

The Raiders issued a statement two days after Russell was charged with possession of a controlled substance -- codeine syrup -- after being arrested at his home in Mobile, Ala.

"We did all that we could to intervene and assist with a myriad of issues with JaMarcus Russell," the statement said. "NFL policy restricts our ability to comment publicly at this time. Therefore, those in the media who declare what the Raiders knew or should have known or what the Raiders did or should have done, are reckless, irresponsible and offensive, and do a disservice to all concerned, including the public.".................

..................The Raiders have filed a grievance seeking $9.55 million from Russell in what they say was paid as salary advances for the 2010-12 seasons.

Check the LINK (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/print?id=5362194&type=story) also for the video that speaks for him ever again playing in the NFL.

Texecutioner
07-07-2010, 09:12 PM
Purple Drank may be a much more widespread NFL "problem" than what is believed. It is highly addictive with significant implications with attempt at temporary abstinence (withdrawal). FYI, besides the acute obvious potential fatal consequences of overdose which is potentiated by the common mixture with alcohol (absolute idiocy), its respiratory depressive effects will at very least affect the player's respiratory "reserve." That means that the player will easily get "winded," moreso as the game goes on, especially obvious in later periods of a games.

JaMarcus Russell case shows danger behind 'purple drank' (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2010-07-06-jamarcus-russell-codeine-purple-drank_N.htm)

I don't know how many realize this, but syrup basically originated as a popular drug in Houston. The local rappers in here who rapped on screw tapes about this stuff in like 1994 and 95 are who got this drug popular out here in Houston and around Texas. The stuff used to be cheap as hell when I was in HS and it was sold all over the place. It was one of the dumbest drugs even then because it was expensive as hell for what it did to you and all it did was make you sleepy and people would say they were "leaning." It got popular because the rappers acted like it was the magic potion of coolness or something to be on the stuff. Before you knew it got big around the US and at that point it was like 10 times more expensive all over Texas because the police and the FBI were hip to it by that point. Now it's practically impossible to find that stuff in Houston and if you can you'll get raped so badly on the price that you'd have to be the biggest dummie in the world to buy that stuff. All it is basically is prescribed cough syrup. It's amazing to me that some fat ass lazy rappers out of Houston that were making local screw tapes actually hyped a drug up so hard that it eventually has turned into a well known nation wide drug at this point.

The few times I drank the stuff when I got it for free it just made me tired and miserable. It was nothing cool about the drug at all.

TexasBoY25
07-08-2010, 01:01 AM
I don't know how many realize this, but syrup basically originated as a popular drug in Houston. The local rappers in here who rapped on screw tapes about this stuff in like 1994 and 95 are who got this drug popular out here in Houston and around Texas. The stuff used to be cheap as hell when I was in HS and it was sold all over the place. It was one of the dumbest drugs even then because it was expensive as hell for what it did to you and all it did was make you sleepy and people would say they were "leaning." It got popular because the rappers acted like it was the magic potion of coolness or something to be on the stuff. Before you knew it got big around the US and at that point it was like 10 times more expensive all over Texas because the police and the FBI were hip to it by that point. Now it's practically impossible to find that stuff in Houston and if you can you'll get raped so badly on the price that you'd have to be the biggest dummie in the world to buy that stuff. All it is basically is prescribed cough syrup. It's amazing to me that some fat ass lazy rappers out of Houston that were making local screw tapes actually hyped a drug up so hard that it eventually has turned into a well known nation wide drug at this point.

The few times I drank the stuff when I got it for free it just made me tired and miserable. It was nothing cool about the drug at all.

YouTube.com/watch?v=Hjn2uxA7_vw&feature=youtube_gdata

TimeKiller
07-08-2010, 08:01 AM
Don't knock it 'till you've tried it :fingergun:


Not that I've ever tried it...

I can. I shall. I will.

Hey this is coming from an admitted stoner: Drinkin purple drank is one measly ****ing step away from huffing paint.

Kulluminatii
07-08-2010, 06:23 PM
I can. I shall. I will.

Hey this is coming from an admitted stoner: Drinkin purple drank is one measly ****ing step away from huffing paint.

I've never tried the stuff, mainly because I never knew what the hell was in it until this thing with JaMarcus happened, but if its anything like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI), I think I'll pass :D.

CloakNNNdagger
07-08-2010, 06:47 PM
I've never tried the stuff, mainly because I never knew what the hell was in it until this thing with JaMarcus happened, but if its anything like this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI), I think I'll pass :D.

The Drank, being a strong depressant cancertainly make a person cry. The most notable cry drugs, though, are LSD and shrooms. You'd be smart to stay away from all of it.

TimeKiller
07-08-2010, 08:19 PM
I must be one in a million. I smoke pot but I think huffing paint and drinking excessive amounts of cough syrup are stupid. And taking pills...and LSD/shrooms? Nuh uhhhh hell naw seeing the things I've heard described would almost certainly put me in a situation where I'm running full speed butt naked down westheimer until I pass out/get tazed. I don't even like coke but I'm less judgemental about that than say......heroin. Heroin. Hey, you guys wanna take this poison and INJECT it into your own vein and then be depressed for a while? Sounds like fun. Oh and after you come down you'll be even more depressed and in a significant amount of discomfort. Even better.

Kulluminatii
07-08-2010, 08:46 PM
The Drank, being a strong depressant cancertainly make a person cry. The most notable cry drugs, though, are LSD and shrooms. You'd be smart to stay away from all of it.

Oh definitely, never touching that stuff. Occasionally consuming a certain green herb is as far as I'd go :kitten:.

I must be one in a million. I smoke pot but I think huffing paint and drinking excessive amounts of cough syrup are stupid. And taking pills...and LSD/shrooms? Nuh uhhhh hell naw seeing the things I've heard described would almost certainly put me in a situation where I'm running full speed butt naked down westheimer until I pass out/get tazed. I don't even like coke but I'm less judgemental about that than say......heroin. Heroin. Hey, you guys wanna take this poison and INJECT it into your own vein and then be depressed for a while? Sounds like fun. Oh and after you come down you'll be even more depressed and in a significant amount of discomfort. Even better.

Agreed, screw the rest of that stuff. Although...I have been offered to try salvia, tempting, but not knowing how you'll react to it pretty much means its a no for me.

CloakNNNdagger
07-09-2010, 07:31 AM
It will be interesting what legal technicalities will come into play.

JaMarcus Russell's lawyer confident in case (http://blog.al.com/press-register-sports/2010/07/jamarcus_russells_lawyer_confi.html)

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell, arrested earlier this week for possession of codeine syrup, will be exonerated of the charges against him, his attorney said Thursday.

Whether he can win another shot at the NFL, however, may be another story.

"I think at the end of the day, JaMarcus is going to be acquitted and will go on about the business of getting on with his career," Russell's attorney, Donald Briskman, said Thursday.

Russell, the former No. 1 overall draft pick who was released by the Raiders in May, was arrested Monday at his home on River Forest Drive and charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony punishable by one to 10 years in prison, assuming the defendant has no prior convictions. Mobile County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lori Myles said earlier this week that the arrest was the result of a two-month investigation by the department's undercover narcotics team.

Though there were several people in the home at the time, only Russell was arrested after being found in possession of one bottle of codeine syrup. Myles said the former Williamson High and LSU star was not specifically targeted in the investigation, a notion Briskman took issue with.

"There was close to a dozen people there," Briskman said. "I think the facts speak for themselves. Of course he was targeted."

Russell, who is free on $2,500 bail, is due in court for arraignment July 20. Briskman said he was unsure whether his client was staying in Mobile before the arraignment or returning to Arizona, where he had reportedly been working out in hopes of catching on with another NFL team.

The odds of that happening are now longer after the arrest. The New York Jets, one of the few teams that had inquired about Russell, are reportedly no longer interested, and ESPN's Mike Golic, a former defensive tackle with the Oilers, Eagles and Dolphins, said he'd be "stunned" if Russell gets another chance in the NFL.

"Here's a guy who's in the position of: I have to do everything I can to prove to a team that I'm ready to be signed and show again what I can do," Golic said on ESPN's "NFL Live" this week. "And not just on the field ... His preparation habits are horrible right now. So how do you remedy that? You fly straight. You don't do anything stupid that a team will look at and say, 'Well you know what, I'm not going to take a chance on him.'

"I've always said the better player you are, the longer the leash you get. JaMarcus Russell doesn't have a leash because he hasn't done anything on the field."

If Russell -- whose 50.0 passer rating was the lowest in the NFL last season -- catches on with an NFL team, he could be subject to suspension under the league's substance abuse policy, which prohibits the abuse of prescription medications along with other types of drugs.

drs23
07-09-2010, 10:34 AM
It will be interesting what legal technicalities will come into play.

JaMarcus Russell's lawyer confident in case (http://blog.al.com/press-register-sports/2010/07/jamarcus_russells_lawyer_confi.html)

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell, arrested earlier this week for possession of codeine syrup, will be exonerated of the charges against him, his attorney said Thursday.

Whether he can win another shot at the NFL, however, may be another story.

"I think at the end of the day, JaMarcus is going to be acquitted and will go on about the business of getting on with his career," Russell's attorney, Donald Briskman, said Thursday.

Russell, the former No. 1 overall draft pick who was released by the Raiders in May, was arrested Monday at his home on River Forest Drive and charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class C felony punishable by one to 10 years in prison, assuming the defendant has no prior convictions. Mobile County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lori Myles said earlier this week that the arrest was the result of a two-month investigation by the department's undercover narcotics team.

Though there were several people in the home at the time, only Russell was arrested after being found in possession of one bottle of codeine syrup. Myles said the former Williamson High and LSU star was not specifically targeted in the investigation, a notion Briskman took issue with.

"There was close to a dozen people there," Briskman said. "I think the facts speak for themselves. Of course he was targeted."

Russell, who is free on $2,500 bail, is due in court for arraignment July 20. Briskman said he was unsure whether his client was staying in Mobile before the arraignment or returning to Arizona, where he had reportedly been working out in hopes of catching on with another NFL team.

The odds of that happening are now longer after the arrest. The New York Jets, one of the few teams that had inquired about Russell, are reportedly no longer interested, and ESPN's Mike Golic, a former defensive tackle with the Oilers, Eagles and Dolphins, said he'd be "stunned" if Russell gets another chance in the NFL.

"Here's a guy who's in the position of: I have to do everything I can to prove to a team that I'm ready to be signed and show again what I can do," Golic said on ESPN's "NFL Live" this week. "And not just on the field ... His preparation habits are horrible right now. So how do you remedy that? You fly straight. You don't do anything stupid that a team will look at and say, 'Well you know what, I'm not going to take a chance on him.'

"I've always said the better player you are, the longer the leash you get. JaMarcus Russell doesn't have a leash because he hasn't done anything on the field."

If Russell -- whose 50.0 passer rating was the lowest in the NFL last season -- catches on with an NFL team, he could be subject to suspension under the league's substance abuse policy, which prohibits the abuse of prescription medications along with other types of drugs.

And this would net Big Al his 9 mill back, no?

Kulluminatii
07-09-2010, 01:43 PM
And this would net Big Al his 9 mill back, no?

Most definitely.

http://broncosculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/al-davis-mr-burns.jpg

disaacks3
07-09-2010, 01:54 PM
"I think at the end of the day, JaMarcus is going to be acquitted and will go on about the business of getting on with his career," Russell's attorney, Donald Briskman, said Thursday. Heck, when did his career actually start?

drs23
07-09-2010, 03:58 PM
Most definitely.

http://broncosculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/al-davis-mr-burns.jpg

I hope so. Not so much for "dead man walking", just to make things as tough and hard on that douche bag as humanly possible. What a floater in the "Purple Drank" bowl. Jeeze..:cool:

CloakNNNdagger
07-09-2010, 07:12 PM
This is what happens when Jamarcus shares the booty with his team buddies.

TEAM PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT ON PURPLE DRANK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoP1yJBsn5k)

JB
07-09-2010, 08:04 PM
This is what happens when Jamarcus shares the booty with his team buddies.

TEAM PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT ON PURPLE DRANK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoP1yJBsn5k)

:lol: Nice!

edo783
07-09-2010, 11:36 PM
Kind of explains DumbMarcus's slow mo personality/performance.

b0ng
07-10-2010, 11:08 AM
The media is jumping all over this like they've never heard of Big Mo'. I've never drank the stuff recreationally and now I never will. According to peoploe around here Doctors don't prescribe the flavored promithezene (spelling is totally off so whatever), so no more "purple" drank. Apparently it's pretty nasty without the grape flavoring.

NitroGSXR
07-10-2010, 11:29 AM
I must be one in a million. I smoke pot but I think huffing paint and drinking excessive amounts of cough syrup are stupid. And taking pills...and LSD/shrooms? Nuh uhhhh hell naw seeing the things I've heard described would almost certainly put me in a situation where I'm running full speed butt naked down westheimer until I pass out/get tazed. I don't even like coke but I'm less judgemental about that than say......heroin. Heroin. Hey, you guys wanna take this poison and INJECT it into your own vein and then be depressed for a while? Sounds like fun. Oh and after you come down you'll be even more depressed and in a significant amount of discomfort. Even better.

Heroin can be ingested in other forms. It is commonly smoked as made famous in the case of Ted Binion. I lived in Las Vegas throughout the trial. "It was his preferred drug of choice" was repeated so much it's not even funny. They basically kept rationally detailing how him smoking it affected him differently than the way that most people have a misconception about regarding heroin and it's effects.

Heroin can also be snorted. It can be made into a powder form with a purplish hue to it.

The thing about needles... it's the fastest way to get high as well as more potent by directly putting it into the bloodstream. I never understood why people couldn't wait a few minutes for it to "kick" in. Their urge was so bad that they "had" to get it in their system faster. I don't get it but ok. Their body. Their choice.

drs23
07-10-2010, 01:47 PM
Heroin can be ingested in other forms. It is commonly smoked as made famous in the case of Ted Binion. I lived in Las Vegas throughout the trial. "It was his preferred drug of choice" was repeated so much it's not even funny. They basically kept rationally detailing how him smoking it affected him differently than the way that most people have a misconception about regarding heroin and it's effects.

Heroin can also be snorted. It can be made into a powder form with a purplish hue to it.

The thing about needles... it's the fastest way to get high as well as more potent by directly putting it into the bloodstream. I never understood why people couldn't wait a few minutes for it to "kick" in. Their urge was so bad that they "had" to get it in their system faster. I don't get it but ok. Their body. Their choice.

From what I understand it's the *RUSH*. The only way to get the rush is to inject it. No other means of delivery will achieve this.

CloakNNNdagger
07-12-2010, 04:51 PM
The tale of two Russells.

Russell responsible for his downfall (http://www.ibabuzz.com/oaklandraiders/2010/07/12/russell-responsible-for-his-downfall/)


Vacation is over.

Figured it was a good time to burn the last three weeks of my yearly allotment, with minicamps over and usually little in the way of real news until draft picks begin signing (hello, Jared Veldheer and Bruce Campbell), with the starting gun for the flurry of contracts usually coming around the Fourth of July.

Who knew JaMarcus Russell would still be headline material?

Since I wasn’t on the clock when the Russell arrest went down, I’ll give you a few impressions of the situation and its aftermath, and those of you who are tired of reading anything about Russell feel free to abandon ship here and await news heading into training camp later this month.

– As I mentioned on my Twitter account, Russell’s alleged affinity for cough syrup was a rampant Internet rumor for more than a year. Many readers of this blog sent me e-mails about it. Some of them slipped into the comments and weren’t deleted. Most of my responses to you were that without some sort of documentation, it was off limits.

Russell hasn’t been found guilty of anything _ his attorney seems to think the whole thing will go away _ but an arrest report opened the door to making it news.

– I have a lot of respect for colleague and friend Monte Poole, but we don’t always agree.

Monte’s column which suggested the Raiders may have turned a blind eye to Russell’s problems provoked an angry club response which said they had done what they could to intervene in the “myriad” issues surrounding the quarterback.

No way the Raiders were oblivious.

They’ll never go into detail about what they knew and when they knew it, nor should they.

You think it was an easy thing for Al Davis to authorize Russell’s benching after proclaiming the quarterback would be “great” in the Lane Kiffin letter? There was plenty of speculation that Davis would never bench Russell.

That doesn’t happen unless Davis has information that there’s something else going on beyond poor play and practice habits.

When Russell emerged from the bench and actually led a game-winning drive against Denver on Dec. 20 and still couldn’t re-insert himself into the picture, that’s a pretty good clue the Raiders knew what they were dealing with.

Common sense says the Raiders worked to protect their investment and get Russell straightened out. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was an ultimatum presented around the time of the last minicamp about getting some help, taking a pay cut and attempting to work his way back from the bottom of the depth chart.

They went through this before with another highly-paid Russell. Darrell Russell couldn’t extricate himself from the party scene, and I’ll never forget Davis’ talking about him at a press conference following his departure. Usually stubborn and defiant, Davis sounded almost wistful for a moment, saying, “We just couldn’t win that battle” alluding to Russell’s issues which included drug suspensions.

This was before Darrell Russell was killed an an automobile accident in Southern California.

I’ve said before the Raiders are responsible for putting JaMarcus Russell into a Davis-Kiffin environment that made it difficult for the quarterback to succeed on the field, but the quarterback’s affinity for showing up in TMZ photos in Las Vegas and earning an underground reputation for partying were his choices as an adult to make. It wasn’t the fault of the Raiders, or Russell’s choice of friends. It’s on Russell.

gg no re
07-12-2010, 07:55 PM
JaMarcus Russell to announce free-agency decision during one-hour special on Versus

Russell following in LeBron James footsteps

MOBILE, Ala. – Recently released free-agent quarterback and epic NFL draft bust JaMarcus Russell is borrowing a fresh page from the LeBron James free-agency playbook.

Today he announced that he has narrowed the list of teams contending to be the next chapter in his infamous career to five and that he will reveal the winning team in a one-hour special airing live early tomorrow at 2:30 a.m. EDT on the cable channel Versus.

Versus offers specialized sports programming and commands a daily viewing audience nearly twice as large as the average attendance for NFL games at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, home of the Oakland Raiders, where Russell has spent his entire professional career to date.

Arranged on short notice, Russell’s special has been slotted between an infomercial about guided waterfowl hunts in North Dakota and “Table Tennis classics: rematch of the 1973 men’s doubles Table Tennis World Championship match held in Sarajevo between Sweden and Hungary.” (Spoiler alert: Sweden prevailed).

Russell said that during the hour-long show, which will be staged at the Monte L. and Louise R. Moorer YMCA in Mobile, Alabama, he will announce that he will sign with one of the following teams: the Alabama Vipers, the Bossier–Shreveport Battle Wings, the Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz, the London/England Monarchs or the Amsterdam Admirals.

The Vipers, Battle Wings and Yard Dawgz hail from the struggling semi-pro Arena League in the U.S., while the Monarchs and Admirals ply their trade in the NFL’s sidekick European league.

Sources close to Russell said the frontrunners are the Vipers, sited in his home state, and the Battle Wings, located near his collegiate stomping grounds.

A distant third, said the source, is the Admirals of Amsterdam. “He really don’t want to leave the country, but someone told him nobody cares over there if you get your ‘Purple Drank’ on.”

The long-shot team, according to the source? The Monarchs. “JaMarcus don’t want to deal with having to learn to speak British.”

Last week, Russell was arrested in Mobile and charged with possessing codeine without a valid prescription. Russell has purportedly been an aficionado of so-called “Purple Drank,” the urban cocktail favored by gangsters, rappers and other self-destructive hipsters. A key ingredient of the concoction is often codeine-bearing cough syrup

Russell was released by the Oakland Raiders in May.

lol jokes http://static.bbmp3.com/smilies/smug_russell.gif (http://slumz.boxden.com/f16/jamarcus-russell-announce-free-agency-decision-during-one-hour-special-versus-1393993/)

TexasBoY25
07-12-2010, 08:03 PM
Today I seen a kid riding his bike in front of my house with a Raiders hat, so I called him over and gave him my JaNourmous Russell jersey but then I felt bad because it was a RUSSELL's jersey. was I wrong for that?

HJam72
07-13-2010, 02:14 AM
Today I seen a kid riding his bike in front of my house with a Raiders hat, so I called him over and gave him my JaNourmous Russell jersey but then I felt bad because it was a RUSSELL's jersey. was I wrong for that?

The kid'll probly be worshipped by his thug buddies. :)

CloakNNNdagger
07-25-2010, 09:05 AM
Tim Brown said JaMarcus Russell didn't want his (http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Tim-Brown-said-JaMarcus-Russell-didnt-want-his-advice.html)

WASHINGTON -- Retired Oakland Raiders legendary wide receiver Tim Brown said he tried to reach out to former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell and offer his counsel early in his career.

However, Brown's advice wasn't wanted.

Russell did it his way, and it didn't work out.

"I tried to talk to him early on in his career, but there was no interest on his part," Brown told the National Football Post earlier this week during an NFL Players Association forum on Capital Hill. "You can only do so much."

Russell was released by Oakland earlier this offseason after a wildly unsuccessful tenure with the Raiders. He's also facing a drug charge in his hometown of Mobile, Ala.

Brown said he attempted to warn the Raiders before they drafted Russell first overall out of LSU.

"I was asked about Jamarcus before the Raiders drafted him, and my comments to those people were that I thought he was four years away," Browns said. "I didn’t think he was a guy who was going to come into the NFL and succeed right away. He liked to pat the ball five times when he was at LSU. In the NFL, you get about a pat and a half and then somebody will hit you in the back of the head. I thought it would take him some time to adjust to that.

"In the NFL, you don’t have that much time. So, then he holds out and tries to learn the game on the fly. You can’t do that in the NFL, not at that position. I don’t know how talented he was. I told everybody the best you could have with him was a Daunte Culpepper type of guy and that’s not bad, but you’re more likely looking at Akili Smith and that’s what wound up happening. I said that before he was drafted. It's documented."

CloakNNNdagger
08-13-2010, 05:50 AM
JaMarcus Russell admits past codeine use (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/13/jamarcus-russell-admits-past-codeine-use/)

Though he denies using codeine without a prescription in connection with his recent arrest for allegedly doing so, former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell admits that he has used codeine without a prescription in the past.

Colleen Dominguez of ESPN reports that Russell admitted past use of the narcotic, but that he insists it last occurred three years ago -- and that he does not have a drug problem.

Russell also admits that he tested positive for codeine after being drafted by the Raiders. He claims that he had a prescription, but not a prescription from the team doctor.

We caught wind of the Dominguez report via Robert Littal of BlackSportsOnline.com, who spotted a tweet from Trey Wingo of ESPN regarding the Russell interview. But Wingo's tweet was a little misleading, pointing out that the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft admitted to using codeine and failing a drug test without providing a time frame.

Malloy
08-15-2010, 08:03 AM
This is what happens when Jamarcus shares the booty with his team buddies.

TEAM PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT ON PURPLE DRANK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoP1yJBsn5k)

Made my day! :)