JaMarcus Russell was a man without a team after being cut by the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders were the team that drafted and severely over-payed Russell. He was overweight and displayed absolutely no positive work ethic during his entire career. It looks like this will be the last we see of the former LSU quarterback. Why, you ask?
Russell was arrested at his home in Mobile, Alabama for possession of a controlled substance. That controlled substance was prescription cough syrup with codeine. On the streets, this magical concoction is most commonly known as “Lean”, “Purple Drank” or “Sizzurp”.
The 24-year-old former number one draft choice was arrested as part of an undercover narcotics investigation, said Mobile County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lori Myles. There was no comment on what led to the arrest. She said he did not have a prescription for the codeine (no sh*t).
To this point, not much is known about the investigation. Russell was released on $2,500 bond.
Your local bartender, err sorry, mixologist, won’t know how to make one of these, so I will tell you. Mix your syrup with Sprite or 7-Up (some use grape soda) then throw in a couple of Jolly Ranchers for extra flavor. Serve on ice in a styrofoam cup, and VOILA…time to get faded!!