NFL  > Oakland Raiders  > JaMarcus and his "Purple Drank"
July 6, 2010, 06:15 PM
This is your drug of choice JaMarcus, with all your money.
Really?
Codeine syrup, 7 up and Jolly Rancher Candy.

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July 6, 2010  07:01 PM ET

Is that Grimace in the top row? For a second I thought that was JaMarcus.

They're both built the same, anyway.

July 6, 2010  07:09 PM ET

Well, when it rains it pours, and JaMarcus, you are in a typhoon.

July 6, 2010  07:10 PM ET
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Not good for the value of shares of Jamarcus, which had already fallen to penny stock status. Former Charger and former live person Terrence Kiel got busted at a Chargers practice for trying to ship a case of cough syrup w/codeine to a friend via Fed Ex . . . RIP, Terrence. And Johnny Jolly of the Pack is in some hot water because of it, too. You'd think there would be a better way to take the edge off without subjecting yourself to criminal culpability that carries with it up to 20 years in prison.

WOW there are other players involved with Drank?
Really how much intell does it take to move cough syrup without getting busted?
Hmmmm
With that rational maybe this is way more popular than I thought.

Does anyone remember the Simpsons episode "Flamming Homer"?

July 6, 2010  07:11 PM ET
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Not good for the value of shares of Jamarcus, which had already fallen to penny stock status. Former Charger and former live person Terrence Kiel got busted at a Chargers practice for trying to ship a case of cough syrup w/codeine to a friend via Fed Ex . . . RIP, Terrence. And Johnny Jolly of the Pack is in some hot water because of it, too. You'd think there would be a better way to take the edge off without subjecting yourself to criminal culpability that carries with it up to 20 years in prison.

Wow - had no idea this was that popular. The interesting thing I just read about the Jolly case is that they refiled the charges against him after they came up with a means to measure liquid codeine. It should be pretty easy to peg the amount on Russell as a result.

JaMarcus is officially done in the NFL.

July 6, 2010  07:13 PM ET
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WOW there are other players involved with Drank?Really how much intell does it take to move cough syrup without getting busted?HmmmmWith that rational maybe this is way more popular than I thought. Does anyone remember the Simpsons episode "Flamming Homer"?

Ha! The Flaming Homer did have cough syrup didn't it? LOL

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July 6, 2010  07:35 PM ET
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He was done before the NFL.

Ouch. The truth hurts.

July 6, 2010  07:43 PM ET
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He was done before the NFL.

Agreed, a lot of smart NFL people questioned his work ethics before the draft.

All Al Davis saw was a guy who could throw 60 yards bombs while on his knees. Nice trick but that obviously does not make you an NFL QB.

Same for Mel Kiper, in Mel's mind this kid was going to be the greatest QB ever. I just love listening to those 3- year old clips Mel, your such a horse's arse.

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July 6, 2010  08:35 PM ET

You think with all the money he has he could at least get caught with some classy drugs

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July 6, 2010  10:20 PM ET
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Hey Hammered,What's the odds of Jamarcus just being above ground in the next year?

I'll stop by the sportsbook in the morning and let you know.

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July 7, 2010  06:26 PM ET

Today 's JaMarcus story from SI

The rumors about Russell's drug use -- the slang term for a sweet mixture of codeine syrup, candy and soda is called "drank" -- were whispered nonstop throughout his three years with the Raiders. They were loud enough that the Raiders had to have heard them.

But if they did anything to help Russell with his problem, they've kept it to themselves.

With Kiffin's dismissal, the Raiders returned to their normal dysfunction. There was little authority. And the message that Davis had sent -- that JaMarcus Russell had his full support -- meant no one was going to suggest that Russell was too fat, too lazy, too potentially involved with the wrong crowd or a bad substance. Who was going to pick that battle with Davis? No one.

So at 22 & 23, with $40 million in the bank thanks to the Raiders, Russell did what he pleased. And what he pleased was not about getting in shape, working hard or attempting to become an NFL quarterback.


And the books will not take bets at this time on his living status one year from now ie.. Dead, Alive or in behind bars.

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July 22, 2010  01:24 PM ET

I foresee him speaking at the rookie symposium in about 20-30 years. Unless he is in prison.

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