JaMarcus Russell considering return to pro football
Much-maligned quarterback JaMarcus Russell was cut by the Raiders
in May of 2010, and speculation then was that the former LSU star's professional football days might be over.
Now, 18 months removed, reports are surfacing that Russell is considering a return to pro football. Russell is reportedly in talks with the Louisiana Swashbucklers of the Professional Indoor Football League.
After falling out of the media spotlight, Russell re-emerged in October of this year when he told Sports Illustrated he feels like he has unfinished business -- like, "It can't end like this."
[REWIND: JaMarcus Russell speaks -- Is he misunderstood?]
Meanwhile, the Swashbucklers won't confirm or deny the report as GM Chris Meaux was quoted saying, "We are not prepared, at this time, to comment on any player-contract negotiations."
Russell, 26, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft. After signing a contract that guaranteed $39 million and leading the Raiders to a 7-18 record before being released, Russell entered the conversation of the biggest busts in NFL history.
In 25 starts with Oakland, Russell threw for 18 touchdowns and 23 interceptions, lost 15 fumbles, completed just 52.1 percent of his passes, and logged a career QB rating of 65.2.
Two months after Russell's release from the Raiders in 2010, he was arrested in Alabama for possession of a controlled substance -- codeine syrup.[REWIND: JaMarcus Russell arrested in Alabama]
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