Any hope JaMarcus Russell had of returning to the NFL likely ended today. The former Raiders QB was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.
The substance was codeine syrup, spokeswoman Lori Myles said.
Myles said Russell was arrested at his home early this afternoon during an undercover investigation. He was booked into Mobile Metro Jail at 4:22 p.m. Russell was released minutes later after making $2,500 bail, according to online records.
Russell is scheduled to appear in court on July 20. A bond hearing is set for July 7.
Just when you think things can’t get worse for Russell.
Obviously there could be an addiction issue here, but with the money he has made there’s no reason why Russell couldn’t get the best help available. There is also just as good a chance that this has nothing to do with addiction, but instead simply more terrible decision making from a person that has the maturity of a 15-year old.