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Own JaMarcus Russell's Foreclosed Oakland Mansion ( NFL )
nbc ^ | Mar 4, 2011 | SAJID FAROOQ

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...

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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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports
KEYWORDS: nfl; oakland; oaklandraiders; purpledrank; raiders
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1 posted on 03/04/2011 7:23:08 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

What is “purple drank”?


2 posted on 03/04/2011 7:25:34 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: WayneS
What is “purple drank”?

I take it that it isn't 'Grape Nehi.'

3 posted on 03/04/2011 7:26:31 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: WayneS

cough medicine with codeine
it’s a rapper / inner city lifestyle thing


4 posted on 03/04/2011 7:26:43 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: WayneS

Codeine/promethazine cough syrup mixed in with some sprite according to the Urban Dictionary.

Popular in the hip hop community. DUH.


5 posted on 03/04/2011 7:28:31 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: WayneS
What is ''purple drank"

Cough syrup. . . .It's a black thang.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_drank

6 posted on 03/04/2011 7:30:29 AM PST by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: george76

OK, what is purple drank?


7 posted on 03/04/2011 7:32:25 AM PST by Minn
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To: george76
The whole "Thailand?" thing got a bit old. I propose a new bit of local lingo:

"Purple drank?"

Everybody's saying it these days!

8 posted on 03/04/2011 7:36:47 AM PST by ClearCase_guy ("I've got tiger blood. Dying is for fools." -- Charlie Sheen.)
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To: george76

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..


9 posted on 03/04/2011 7:37:28 AM PST by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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To: Minn
See above

Codeine/promethazine cough syrup mixed in with some sprite

10 posted on 03/04/2011 7:37:45 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
But in true Al Davis fashion, the team is trying to recuperate some of that signing bonus.

Recuperate? Is it sick?

11 posted on 03/04/2011 7:39:14 AM PST by K-Stater
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To: Minn

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.


12 posted on 03/04/2011 7:39:28 AM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: george76
JaMarcus Russell's return to greatness isn't going as well as planned...

Who?

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.

13 posted on 03/04/2011 7:40:33 AM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: george76
I will not sip the purple drank,

I will not sip it with a skank.

14 posted on 03/04/2011 7:41:38 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: dfwgator

I mixed up some jungle juice many years ago - everclear, grape juice, orange juice, etc.

Worst hangover I ever did have!


15 posted on 03/04/2011 7:42:30 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: george76
JaWhat?

Oh, sorry. That should be JaWho?

16 posted on 03/04/2011 7:42:41 AM PST by FourPeas
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To: nascarnation
Thanks.

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...

17 posted on 03/04/2011 7:43:14 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: george76
JaMarcus and his house.


18 posted on 03/04/2011 7:43:41 AM PST by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: george76
Codeine/promethazine cough syrup mixed in with some sprite

Sounds like a Flaming Moe.

19 posted on 03/04/2011 7:43:56 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: WayneS

“What is “purple drank”?”

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The Breakfast of Chumpions.


20 posted on 03/04/2011 7:44:30 AM PST by EyeGuy (Gimme Shelter)
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To: Flycatcher

lol


21 posted on 03/04/2011 7:45:24 AM PST by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

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?


22 posted on 03/04/2011 7:45:53 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Liz

That almost looks like McHammer’s old crib.


23 posted on 03/04/2011 7:46:10 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: abb

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.


24 posted on 03/04/2011 7:46:37 AM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Flycatcher

I did not know that you are a poet.


25 posted on 03/04/2011 7:48:56 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

I guess he'll lose his endorsements now...

26 posted on 03/04/2011 7:49:09 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Liz

$3 million actually seems inexpensive for a waterfront house like that in the SF area.


27 posted on 03/04/2011 7:49:16 AM PST by GnL
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To: ken5050
..so he’s doing the smart thing in walking away..

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?
/sarc

28 posted on 03/04/2011 7:49:48 AM PST by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: GnL

Especially for one that is probably decorated in subdued good taste.


29 posted on 03/04/2011 7:50:41 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: WayneS

Unfortunately due to the influence of MTV, Oprah, etc this “culture” has a widespread influence in our society.


30 posted on 03/04/2011 7:51:09 AM PST by nascarnation
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To: george76
Oh yeah. The Purple Drank. I know we've all been there, haven't we?


31 posted on 03/04/2011 7:52:08 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: george76

Ol’ JaMarcus isn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier...


32 posted on 03/04/2011 7:52:29 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: george76
I did not know that you are a poet.

Oh, yes, this is a special time

For you to think that I can rhyme!

33 posted on 03/04/2011 7:54:54 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: pnh102
At one time, he did have a house that looked quite a bit like that one. It was in Virginia Beach.

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...

34 posted on 03/04/2011 7:55:25 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Everybody's saying it these days!

ProTip: One does not pronounce the "l" in "purple drank".

Say "purpa drank".

35 posted on 03/04/2011 7:59:39 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: WayneS

Do you also call it a grande royale?


36 posted on 03/04/2011 8:01:11 AM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: Liz

That looks like Derek Jeter’s house.


37 posted on 03/04/2011 8:02:09 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: WayneS

0bama’s buddy lil wayne likes da purple drank.


38 posted on 03/04/2011 8:02:33 AM PST by lwd
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To: george76
Russell is the poster child for why the NFL is ready to throw down a couple of seasons to change the salary structure. As soon as he got a big paycheck he quit trying. Guys like Manning, Brady, Adrian Peterson, etc., play hard because they want to win, so a big contract doesn't slow them down. For others, the game is over as soon as the guaranteed money comes in.

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.

39 posted on 03/04/2011 8:03:12 AM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: cornfedcowboy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everclear_%28alcohol%29

That crap is paint thinner


40 posted on 03/04/2011 8:08:40 AM PST by headstamp 2
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To: BenKenobi

Yes.

But I prefer the Royale with Cheese...


41 posted on 03/04/2011 8:08:43 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Derek Jeter’s Tampa house.

42 posted on 03/04/2011 8:08:58 AM PST by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: WayneS

Didn’t Deon Sanders have a neon gate on his Dallas area home? Classy...


43 posted on 03/04/2011 8:15:00 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Green Bay Packers - SuperBowl 45 champs)
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To: headstamp 2
From the article: In the Commonwealth of Virginia, Everclear is legal, but not sold by state-controlled liquor stores, which have a policy against selling grain alcohol lacking distinctive color, odor, and flavor.

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.

44 posted on 03/04/2011 8:17:00 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: WayneS
Purple drank was "invented" by some idiot rapper in the Houston area. It makes me laugh because it sounds like something a minor would mix together before they could legally purchase alcohol. But no, it was an adult who mixed it up.

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

45 posted on 03/04/2011 8:17:58 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Green Bay Packers - SuperBowl 45 champs)
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To: Flycatcher

I will not sip it with any crank.

I will not sip it even if I have to walk a plank.


46 posted on 03/04/2011 8:22:43 AM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: WayneS

exactly! except I said WTF is purple drank. Shame on me, I know.


47 posted on 03/04/2011 8:23:15 AM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: george76

One of the biggest POS the NFL has produced imho. . .


48 posted on 03/04/2011 8:23:52 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: WayneS

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.


49 posted on 03/04/2011 8:30:59 AM PST by Huck (Antifederalist Brutus was right!)
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To: Delta Dawn

lol


50 posted on 03/04/2011 8:34:13 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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