In my opinion? They drafted him, the coach let him goff off and not be serious about the game, and then they let him go. Get your money back while he’s still a Raider; take some notes from Alex Smith, mmkay?
The Oakland Raiders have filed a grievance against former quarterback JaMarcus Russell seeking repayment of $9.55 million, the team confirmed Thursday. The grievance is based on the contention by the Raiders that the contract was changed at one point during Russell’s three-year stint with the organization and that he’s not allowed to keep all of the money he had collected prior to his May 7 release. Russell, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft, was guaranteed $32 million as part of a six-year contract reportedly worth $68 million.
This suit will focus on his work ethic and insubordination (not reading his play book, etc). He gained massive weight during last year’s off-season and was in terrible football shape for most of the year.