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JaMarcus Russell has taken a lot of L’s in his life and during his short NFL career, but his contract wasn’t one of them. The Raiders claimed Russell owed them $9 million, but in the end they will be paying JaMarcus $3 million this year. The Raiders are paying former quarterback JaMarcus Russell close to $3 million in a settlement over his disputed rookie contract, league sources said. He had been paid $36.4 million and was still owed $3 million at the time of his release. The Raiders filed a grievance against Russell, seeking repayment of $9.55 million in salary advances, and Russell filed a grievance of his own, saying he was owed an additional $9 million. So, the Raiders get nothing and Russell gets another $3 million in his pocket. Remember, the Raiders could have chosen Calvin Johnson.

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