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Raiders: JaMarcus had 'myriad of issues'

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07:01 AM ET 07.08 | The Raiders released a statement Wednesday saying they did address numerous issues concerning former quarterback JaMarcus Russell over the past three-plus years. "We did all that we could to intervene and assist with a myriad of issues with JaMarcus Russell," the Raiders said in a statement posted on their website. The Raiders didn't acknowledge any of the issues. Russell was guilty of showing up late for meetings and exceeding the prescribed weight limit during his three seasons with the Raiders.

Oakland Tribune

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July 8, 2010  07:07 AM ET

Free advice going forward, JaMarcus. Don't show up late at your court hearing. I also get the feeling he had other issues in Oakland besides showing up late at meetings and exceeding his prescribed weight. Playing like a high school quarterback for instance.

July 8, 2010  07:18 AM ET

The Raiders could have solved these problem by themselves.

1) Start the meetings later.
2) Raise his weight limit.

Then he would have been a success!

July 8, 2010  07:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Raiders could have solved these problem by themselves.

1) Start the meetings later.
2) Raise his weight limit.

Then he would have been a success!

1) Considering how the Raiders played the past few years, you have to wonder if they even had meetings
2) Raise to what? 300 lbs? Then put a '6' in front of that #2 of his and let him play on the OL, not QB.

July 8, 2010  07:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Raiders could have solved these problem by themselves.1) Start the meetings later.2) Raise his weight limit.Then he would have been a success!

3) Have the WRs wear the other team's jersey so he'd have targets he'd be comfortable throwing to, or
4) Quit calling passes and just run the ball exclusively

July 8, 2010  07:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

1) Considering how the Raiders played the past few years, you have to wonder if they even had meetings.

Nice!

July 8, 2010  07:36 AM ET

Oh well - at least he can lose weight when he goes to jail.

July 8, 2010  07:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Oh well - at least he can lose weight when he goes to jail.

LMFAO! That he can. And they'll make sure he doesn't show late anywhere.

July 8, 2010  07:46 AM ET
QUOTE:

Epic failure.

LMFAO, it's sad when thats an understatement

July 8, 2010  07:46 AM ET

Yeah, JaFatass is a jerk, and he doesn't deserve a check from the NFL. His career is over.

But, what's with this charge? They set up surveillance and made a big freakin' deal over this, but they caught him with cough syrup. It's not like he was making the stuff in 55 gallon drums and selling it to the BP guys offshore. He's nothing more than a small-time user. So why all the big-time attention?

I smell a vendetta. Is the chief unhappy because this worthless piece of dog poo is now a multi-millionaire?

July 8, 2010  07:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yeah, JaFatass is a jerk, and he doesn't deserve a check from the NFL. His career is over.But, what's with this charge? They set up surveillance and made a big freakin' deal over this, but they caught him with cough syrup. It's not like he was making the stuff in 55 gallon drums and selling it to the BP guys offshore. He's nothing more than a small-time user. So why all the big-time attention?I smell a vendetta. Is the chief unhappy because this worthless piece of dog poo is now a multi-millionaire?

Al Davis drank the local sheriff's blood and now has the guy under his power. JaCarcass will pay dearly for making Al pay dearly.

July 8, 2010  07:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Raiders could have solved these problem by themselves.1) Start the meetings later.2) Raise his weight limit.Then he would have been a success!

Damn that was great.

July 8, 2010  07:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Yeah, JaFatass is a jerk, and he doesn't deserve a check from the NFL. His career is over.

But, what's with this charge? They set up surveillance and made a big freakin' deal over this, but they caught him with cough syrup. It's not like he was making the stuff in 55 gallon drums and selling it to the BP guys offshore. He's nothing more than a small-time user. So why all the big-time attention?

I smell a vendetta. Is the chief unhappy because this worthless piece of dog poo is now a multi-millionaire?

Nah, DD - it's a bit more than cough syrup. And they have been watching him for a couple of months.

July 8, 2010  07:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Raiders could have solved these problem by themselves.1) Start the meetings later.2) Raise his weight limit.Then he would have been a success!

and more buffet places to visit...

July 8, 2010  08:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Nah, DD - it's a bit more than cough syrup. And they have been watching him for a couple of months.

Well, to quote the late, great Emily Latella:

"Oh, that's different. Never mind."

July 8, 2010  08:02 AM ET

This is a sad tale indeed. All the money and opportunity in the world can't make a person step up and be a professional. One needs the thing that should be taught at home from infancy to adulthood, called "Character"

The first reaction of a new quarterback in the NFL should be, "OMG...I am a QB in the NFL, don't mess up this chance!" Meaning that everything you have done up to that point only *got*you the job. You have not earned it yet. You just got a shot at making it big. For 20-25 weeks you have to stay disciplined and focused on your job. You are just one snap, one play, one game from ending it all, and furthermore all the great know or knew this.

People want to blame the team he was on, or the people around him, and that's bull! We all control our actions. God gave us the beautiful and yet terrifying gift of free will.

How very sad JaMarcus....so caught up in your thug-millionaire lifestyle that you didn't even give yourself permission to grow, both on and off the field.

July 8, 2010  08:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

3) Have the WRs wear the other team's jersey so he'd have targets he'd be comfortable throwing to, or4) Quit calling passes and just run the ball exclusively

5) add more buffet places on the list

July 8, 2010  08:06 AM ET

Not the first of which was his all consuming guilt for being picked 4 rounds too high in the draft. Apparently, Janikowski was not the positive influence we all hoped he would be either.

July 8, 2010  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

One needs the thing that should be taught at home from infancy to adulthood, called "Character"

Porky Pig was a character, too. I think that's where JarJar might have gotten his inspiration.

July 8, 2010  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#21):

Porky Pig was a character, too. I think that's where JarJar might have gotten his inspiration.

hahahaha I love it!

 
July 8, 2010  08:27 AM ET

Too bad the jets didn't pick thus guy up. Would have been a great fit

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