Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 4/22/13
I hate excuse makers. Any time something goes bad in your life, the first thing you should do is look in the mirror. The mirror doesn’t lie, you can’t lie to yourself, you know deep down if you are responsible for your downfall or not. That is why getting over the denial, is the first step to changing your situation from a negative to a positive. There are some bad people in the NFL. Many of them you will never know how bad, because you only see, what they want to show to the public. For all the things I have heard about JaMarcus Russell over the years, I never heard he was a bad person. You heard things about JaMarcus being lazy, not prepared, out of shape and etc, but never a bad guy.  That doesn’t excuse the fact, he had an opportunity to be great and didn’t take advantage of it. Life is hard, I feel for JaMarcus when he talks about his uncle dying, who he was very close to.  That would have an effect on anyone, but I believe what JaMarcus understands now, is that he should have ...
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