Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/25/13
Jamarcus
JaMarcus Russell. He was a former first-round selection and top overall pick from the 2007 draft class.The Raiders spent $61 million, 32 of that guaranteed, just to get him to end his holdout.In repayment, Russell gave the Raiders a lemon, or was it a king-sized bust as he went 7-18 as a starter, before the Raiders and Al Davis released him back in 2010.Now, after nearly three years of not playing, Russell is attempting a return to the NFL.Many are calling this decision delusional, but there’s a very fine line between insanity and sheer genius. Russell already has the public eating out of his hands; the same way he fed himself to a whopping weight of near 300 pounds, clearly making him the prime candidate for “America’s Next Biggest Loser.” Sure, Russell will go through the motions of gaining the public’s pity as he goes through another failed attempt to be successful in the NFL. Also, he will use outcry after outcry to lull you in, so he can accomplish his goal and turn a huge los...
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