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JaMarcus Russell admits failed test, codeine use

Posted on: August 13, 2010 9:47 am
Edited on: August 13, 2010 11:19 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Last night, Trey Wingo tweeted something about a "teaser" for a JaMarcus Russell interview on ESPN. It involved Russell admitting he used codeine and failed a test -- and it seemed kind of crazy, considering ESPN wasn't hyping it.

Fast forward to today, and Sportscenter is airing the interview, in which Russell talks to Colleen Dominguez.

"Around the time when I first got there or a year after I got there," Russell said when asked when the Raiders confronted him. "[They] said they were gettin' word in the streets about me using drugs. Then, one of the doctors came to me."

Russell also admitted that he tested positive for codeine.

"I missed all of training camp, so I didn't get tested when all the other guys got tested," Russell told Dominguez. "I had a prescription from a doctor, but it wasn't the team doctor."

Of course, the follow-up question was whether or not Russell's current predicament involved his use of codeine, to which he answered, "No."

Russell additionally claimed he'd never heard the statement from the Raiders about how they "did all they could" for him, which is kind of amazing -- you'd have to have been absolutely donked out on codeine NOT to have heard what the Raiders said, particularly if it was about you .

But the larger point of the interview seemed to be that Russell (and whoever is running his PR machine) believes that by going on television and admitting what he did wrong in the past and then denying that he did what he's currently in trouble for, he stands a better chance at getting another shot with a football team.

Sadly, he's got enough raw talent that, eventually, he probably will.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:29 am
 

JaMarcus Russell admits failed test, codeine use



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 12:35 pm
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Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2010 1:56 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell admits failed test, codeine use

I am fed up with the second chance line from all of you people.  I agree with second chances but we are not talking about a second chance. We are talking about plethora of mistakes, not just one and this is way beyond a second chance.

This we all make mistakes line has been used with Ben, Tiger,Brandon Marshall now JaMarcus.


Can you redeem?  Yes! Most of this has gone way beyond a second chance with many athletes.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2010 10:42 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell admits failed test, codeine use

Why do people always dump on every player/person that makes a mistake.
here's the difference. Russell didnt make A mistake, he made ALOT of them. First, he got paid and didnt try hard, second, he had issues with codiene syrup and third he held a franchise down. Russell's mistakes didnt help the Raiders and they had to release him and pay him good money to leave.
I think Russell is human and made some mistakes, everyone deserves a second chance.
i didnt say he didnt deserve a 2nd chance. I think he should get a 2nd chance, BUT he should accept minimum wage pay in the nfl, he doesnt deserve 2nd string money, i would pay him 4th string money and if his agent argues, i show him tape of the Raiders games and say, now accept it or leave it. Russell needs to go to a team, backup and learn and this time WORK HARD and TRY HARD.




Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2010 8:23 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell admits failed test, codeine use

Yeah hommie, it's called the I got PAID club.....You wish you were there.



Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: August 13, 2010 8:22 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell admits failed test, codeine use

Apparently you didn't watch him in college....And, frankly the Raiders don't have a CLUE how to develop star talent.  So, you can get off JaMarcus' jock....



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: August 13, 2010 5:57 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell admits failed test, codeine use

Why do people always dump on every player/person that makes a mistake. I think Russell is human and made some mistakes, everyone deserves a second chance.



Since: Aug 26, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2010 4:37 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell admits failed test, codeine use

Does anyone recognize the club heraldry on his waistcoat?

I'd heard it mentioned before.  It's a white crest with his own monogram (JR).  I assume that he's wearing a jacket with his own initials, unless it means: Just Released.  Just Retarded maybe? Junk Receptacle? Jilted Raider?



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2010 3:03 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell admits failed test, codeine use

Russell seems to make bad decisions even when he is not under pressure.
very true. Russell made Horrible decisions.
When confronted with a defense that is audibling hee seems uncapable of changing the play pre-snap, much less during the play itself. He appears color-blind when actually throwing the ball and it often goes right into the bread basket of the opposing team.
he can't read defenses at all it seems.
Dont get me wrong there are other QB's in the league with below average intelligence who still can be mildly successful. Vince Young is a perfect example. But obviouly Vince Young is at least slightly smarter than JaMarcus after all he still has a job.
i think Vince Young is smart, his issues to me were more of the offense he was in. The spread offense is designed for Young, it's a one read system, BUT Young has improved and he looked good last year. As for Russell, it sounds like he is dumb even when he speaks
I REALLY hate to admit it, but when the Raiders drafted Russel number 1 I thought it was a great pick
everyone thought it was, i dont blame the Raiders, Russell tricked us ALL. He cashed in his paycheck and didnt try after that.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: August 13, 2010 1:53 pm
 

JaMarcus Russell admits failed test, codeine use

JMarc = lazy, stupid, bum.

Epitomizes all thats wrong with todays athlete.


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