Posted by Will Brinson
JaMarcus Russell is still currently out of football, having successfully submarined his career with enough purple drank that he's behind guys like Josh McCown and Daunte Culpepper on the desperation tryout list.
But here's some happy news about the former Raiders quarterback: he's paying off his debts!
So says TMZ, who reports that Russell recently paid back a $223,180.05 property tax lien from the State of California.
Unfortunately, he still owes debt and penalties on a $2.4 million mansion in Oakland that's scheduled to be auctioned off in foreclosure next month.
So he's not paying off all his debts, per se, but he is working through the stack of papers that's sitting on his desk enough to kick back more than two hundred grand in property taxes.
Although considering that he made $60 million guaranteed from the Raiders, you'd think he might have enough hanging around/left over in order to keep himself from completely falling into debt and losing all the nice things he's got.
But you'd also think he'd still be in the league less than five years after being the No. 1 overall pick. And you'd be wrong.
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