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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 $31.5 million guaranteed. But in true Al Davis fashion, the team is trying to recuperate some of that signing bonus.
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What is “purple drank”?
I take it that it isn't 'Grape Nehi.'
cough medicine with codeine
it’s a rapper / inner city lifestyle thing
Codeine/promethazine cough syrup mixed in with some sprite according to the Urban Dictionary.
Popular in the hip hop community. DUH.
Cough syrup. . . .It's a black thang.
OK, what is purple drank?
Everybody's saying it these days!
He has plenty of ca$h..however, California is one of a handful of states ( I believe it’s 9) that doesn’t allow lenders to seek recourse against other assets after a foreclosure, if there is still a deficiency. I figure that he bought at the top of the market..probably put nothing down...because he got the loan based upon his expected NFL signing bonus..now it’s 30-40% underwater (around a million $$)..so he’s doing the smart thing in walking away..
Codeine/promethazine cough syrup mixed in with some sprite
Recuperate? Is it sick?
I’ve read that 78% of all NFL players are broke two years after they get out of the league. Way to go Jamarcus, you’ve gone through a guaranteed $30 million already.
I don't know what guide stick is being applied here, to say he wishes a "return to greatness".
That would imply some greatness, in the first place.
The problem with Russell, is the fact that his ability at the collegiate level just didn't transfer to the professional level, in spite of being babied and pampered by Lane Kiffin.
When Tom Cable wouldn't kiss his ass, he went to hell, getting fat, lazy and stupid.
Rumor has it that Russell is close to 300 lbs.
Not exactly your ideal QB weight at the pro level.
Maybe that Purple Drank has more calories than he figured.
I will not sip it with a skank.
I mixed up some jungle juice many years ago - everclear, grape juice, orange juice, etc.
Worst hangover I ever did have!
Oh, sorry. That should be JaWho?
I guess every culture has slightly different names for things. For instance, in MY culture we call that stuff “cough medicine with codeine”.
I know — pretty weird, right? But that's just the way we roll where I come from...
Sounds like a Flaming Moe.
“What is purple drank?”
The Breakfast of Chumpions.
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
But I prefer the Royale with Cheese...
Derek Jeters Tampa house.
Didn’t Deon Sanders have a neon gate on his Dallas area home? Classy...
But Everclear DOES have a distinct flavor: It's called "My God that BURNS!"
And, while its distinct odor: "those tacos I ate last night... ...oh yeah, and hint of pizza", and its unique color: "Ralph Brown", are not usually noticeable until AFTER a certain quantity of the spirits have been consumed, they are certainly NOT lacking.
They refer to it by different names depending on the color of the drink - various things added or types of cough syrup.
So we call all thank a rapper when we have to wait in line to purchase good cough syrup for our children because it has been abused by idiots
I will not sip it with any crank.
I will not sip it even if I have to walk a plank.
exactly! except I said WTF is purple drank. Shame on me, I know.
One of the biggest POS the NFL has produced imho. . .
I had to look it up. It’s prescription strength cough syrup, containing one or more narcotics—codeine, hydrocodone, etc. Mix it with Sprite and candy, and yum, you be ready fo some hip hop clubbin.
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