JaMarcus Russell tries to make good

Here is the opening to my Friday column about JaMarcus Russell and his attempt at a comeback: This is either the saddest story or the happiest story ever told. No one knows yet. No one knows until there’s an ending. And the ending hasn’t happened. It is the JaMarcus Russell [...]

By | February 14th, 2013|17 Comments

Raiders dropped ball with JaMarcus R

This is Grant following up on JaMarcus Russell. My dad has gone over all the different ways this incident further illustrates the tragic profile that is Jabustus. But what happened also reflects miserably on the Oakland Raiders. Russell isn’t the only Bay Area athlete to deal with an addiction (if [...]

By | July 6th, 2010|15 Comments

More JaMarcus R

A Zohn reader reminded me this morning of something I said on TV after the Raiders released Russell. I said I wouldn't be surprised if Russell comes to a bad end. Among other things, I had this "syrup" thing in mind. Of course, I never said it; I was intentionally [...]

By | July 6th, 2010|8 Comments

JaMarcus R in trouble with law

JaMarcus Russell got arrested for possession of codeine cough syrup. You need a prescription to get this stuff. I want to be careful here and so I'll write with many "ifs" and qualifiers. There is a presumption of innocence. So my first if is -- what if he really had [...]

By | July 5th, 2010|5 Comments