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Posted on 03/04/2011 7:23:05 AM PST by george76
Former Raiders' QB is losing his home to foreclosure.
JaMarcus Russell's return to greatness isn't going as well as planned... The former No. 1 pick of the Oakland Raiders...
Russell returned to his native Alabama after being released by the Raiders in 2009. His attempts to return to the NFL have been slowed down by charges that Russell was illegally sipping "purple drank."
The Raiders signed Russell to a six-year contract worth up to $68 million, with $31.5 million guaranteed. But in true Al Davis fashion, the team is trying to recuperate some of that signing bonus.
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Kind of sounds like a “Flaming Moe/Flaming Homer” from the Simpson’s episode. Do they light the Purple Drank on fire before drinking it?
That almost looks like McHammer’s old crib.
That Everclear can kill you. It amazes me they allow it to be sold. Only reason to drink it is to pass out, or worse. BTW, I am very familiar with the stuff. Thank goodness I grew up a bit.
I did not know that you are a poet.
I guess he'll lose his endorsements now...
$3 million actually seems inexpensive for a waterfront house like that in the SF area.
Too bad he wasn't really smart and paid cash for a not-so-lavish house,
and then have a place to live forever.
What DID he do with that college education, anyway?
Especially for one that is probably decorated in subdued good taste.
Unfortunately due to the influence of MTV, Oprah, etc this “culture” has a widespread influence in our society.
Ol’ JaMarcus isn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier...
Oh, yes, this is a special time
For you to think that I can rhyme!
It had a GIGANTIC ‘M’ on one of its huge gold-toned wrought iron gates and a GIGANTIC ‘C’ on the other. Blended RIGHT in with the rest of the neighborhood, that did...
ProTip: One does not pronounce the "l" in "purple drank".
Say "purpa drank".
Do you also call it a grande royale?
That looks like Derek Jeter’s house.
0bama’s buddy lil wayne likes da purple drank.
The NFL wants a structured rookie salary cap to prevent these kinds of contracts, although it's obviously the Raiders fault that they placed a bet on a bad risk. On the back side, though, a structured rookie salary cap would dampen all NFL salaries. There's already a tendency to dump an older player and go with a younger guy. If the owners can sign rookies at a lower salary hit and the players can't negotiate until their first contract is out, only a few players will get offered a second contract unless they're willing to work on the cheap. This is where the anti-trust exemption helps the NFL tremendously. They have a cartel which allows them to collude to keep salaries low by refusing to hire players from another team.
On to JaMarcus, when a #1 pick can't get work as a backup project, he's toxic. Russell's only chance at a stable financial life is gone. He could easily end up like Joe Gillam, the Steelers QB that ended up being a street bum.
That crap is paint thinner