JaMarcus Russell Arrested for Drug Possession

After a short but troubled career, ex-Raider JaMarcus Russell just can’t seem to catch a break.  He was arrested today for possession of a controlled substance, in this case codeine syrup.  He did not have a prescription for the opiate.

Police did not say what led to Russell’s arrest, but it appears to be linked to an undercover investigation.  He was released on $2500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 20.  A bond hearing was set for Wednesday, July 7.

Jamarcus was the number 1 draft pick in the 2007 NFL draft, collecting $36.4 million dollars over three seasons.  He was released from the Oakland Raiders last year after yet another abysmal set of performances.  He’s considered the biggest draft disappointment in recent history.

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