Jamarcus Russell attacks Raiders for abuse

Former NFL quarterback JaMarcus Russell was drafted as the first overall pick by the Oakland Raiders in the 2007 NFL Draft. After leaving LSU, he was seen as one of the top prospects and was expected to excel in the NFL American, especially after leading the Tigers to the national championship title.

The quarterback lasted only three seasons in the NFL and is considered one of the biggest busts of all time. He finished his career with 18 touchdowns, 23 interceptions, and 4,803 yards. He only completed 52.1 percent of passes and never lived up to the hype he got after graduating from college.

Russell recently spoke withPlayers Tribune about his time in the NFL and attacked the raiders, saying they never cared for him.

This is what he said:

“They saw all the jewelry, the way I spoke, the way I dressed, my grammar – and they only saw one thing. To them, I was always just a ****.”

Russell finally reached his breaking point during a team meeting, and was criticized after being mistreated by an assistant coach. He never started another Raiders game after his blast.

“These coaches didn’t care about me – not as a player and certainly not as a person. All they cared about was winning. And I wasn’t winning.”

JaMarcus Russell also said he doesn’t like painkillers so “sip” instead

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JaMarcus Russell is looking for another opportunity. This is his letter to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. https://t.co/bF8FRkKHCY

Unfortunately, no one responded to his plea and the quarterback did not get a chance once again to revive his career. The NFL can be a tough place at times as the highs are offset by the lows and a career can be over in an instant.

It’s good to hear the former quarterback’s story because it will undoubtedly be of use to more than a few players in the NFL’s past, present and future.


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