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JaMarcus Russell's mysterious pants accessory

Several of you have forwarded to us throughout the day this image from the Raiders’ November 22 game against the Bengals.

Most insist that the item tucked inside the waistband of Russell’s pants is a pack of Skittles.

We think it’s not nearly as clear as many of you have suggested.

Our guess?  It’s a folded up bag of David’s Sunflower Seeds.

Besides, Russell doesn’t strike as a Skittles guy.  He’s got more of an extra-thick gravy and entire-carrot-cake-in-one-sitting build.

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68 Responses to “JaMarcus Russell's mysterious pants accessory”
  1. Lights Out says: Nov 28, 2009 11:19 PM

    leave the guy alone already, he plays for a crappy team wtih crappy players, coaches, and owner! if he wants some skittles to brighten up his day let him have it! go russell, go be a backup somewhere else

  2. ruben831 says: Nov 28, 2009 11:21 PM

    sorry to say it but florio u can clearly see the beginning of the S on the skittle bag

  3. chc36 says: Nov 28, 2009 11:22 PM

    I agree..its sunflower seeds. Not as bad as a guy from my high school ball days who replaced the pads in his pants with bags of seed…

  4. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Nov 28, 2009 11:23 PM

    David’s Sunflower Kernels would be more efficient for the professional athlete on the go.

  5. footballisfun says: Nov 28, 2009 11:23 PM

    You’re seriously Jonesing for a story with that one.

  6. ParkerFly says: Nov 28, 2009 11:24 PM

    When you’re sitting on the sidelines bored I guess you get the munchies. Which means his level of food intake is about to go way up.

  7. DocBG says: Nov 28, 2009 11:24 PM

    ritz bitz snack pack

  8. Legend says: Nov 28, 2009 11:25 PM

    Florio – you have a soy milk and gluten-free bread build.

  9. madbillsfan says: Nov 28, 2009 11:25 PM

    Wow, you get paid to do this? WOW>

  10. red13 says: Nov 28, 2009 11:25 PM

    Are we seriously discussing what food a (now) backup QB has in his pants on the sideline?

  11. joe says: Nov 28, 2009 11:25 PM

    “entire-carrot-cake-in-one-sitting”
    yeah and he’s pretty use to sitting by now too

  12. SwedishMurderMachine says: Nov 28, 2009 11:28 PM

    I have found my next FF team name. Thanks Mike.

  13. joswald says: Nov 28, 2009 11:32 PM

    He will be unemployed next season…Who gives a #$*@.

  14. WashingtonRedstorms says: Nov 28, 2009 11:37 PM

    Its several twinkies

  15. ShruggingGalt says: Nov 28, 2009 11:38 PM

    First we have Hotdogate, and now Skittlegate?
    Has the NFL ruled what food products a player may consume between the coin toss and the end of the game?

  16. se18a29 says: Nov 28, 2009 11:42 PM

    Another no talent clown soon to be smoking the rock under a bridge….

  17. red13 says: Nov 28, 2009 11:48 PM

    Florio, go to bed. You need to stay up late tomorrow night to answer my questions during SNF!

  18. kilo31actual says: Nov 28, 2009 11:49 PM

    It’s not sunflower seeds or skittles. What it really is is a packet of Kool-Aid.

  19. VASeahawk says: Nov 28, 2009 11:50 PM

    Photoshopped skittles

  20. Wiscdave says: Nov 28, 2009 11:51 PM

    Sunmaid Raisins

  21. Route36West says: Nov 28, 2009 11:52 PM

    I dont know if their skittles or not but thier deffently not david’s sunflower seeds. I gotta a bag of the Ranch flavor ones in my room right now and they dont match up with picture. I tried folding it in a bunch of different ways but none of them match the picture.

  22. ben.there says: Nov 29, 2009 12:06 AM

    It’s obvious to me, they’re Sun-Maid raisins.

  23. maalea says: Nov 29, 2009 12:07 AM

    I must be the only person on this site who needs to use magnum condoms.

  24. HRVA says: Nov 29, 2009 12:07 AM

    I’m gonna go with Sunmaid Raisins:
    Top of the bag in the pic looks exactly like this!

  25. George Berry says: Nov 29, 2009 12:09 AM

    I’ve got a pretty strong feeling this is our culprit:
    http://candyaddict.com/blog/candy_images/starburst_orig_jelly_bean_bag.jpg

  26. MikeTysonWillEatYourChildren says: Nov 29, 2009 12:15 AM

    To Lights Out:
    You’ve got to be effing kidding me. Russell was the number 1 overall and STILL sat out and missed most if not all of training camp because he wanted more money. He got a 61 Million dollar contract, 32 of which was guaranteed… He took his money like a thief and simply does not grasp the gravity of how much the raiders gave up to get him. His worth ethic is more than questionable and he directs blame away from himself. Statistically, he actually got worse compared to last year. Some have said he is the best example for why a rookie salary cap should be set in place – yes they refer to JaMarcus Russel by name, most likely because not only was he a total bust, but what differed from others is that he really doesn’t even seem bothered by it. He was drafted to be the face of the franchise, and sits out of his rookie camp, and gets 32 Million without playing a down in the league – and into the 3rd season since 2007 draft, he is on the sideline eating candy while his team is 3-8 (1 of which he didn’t even play in).
    Give him a break? Wow…Really? Hmmm….

  27. $$RuinsSports says: Nov 29, 2009 12:27 AM

    I say it is one of those handwarmer packets ! Really stretching for sports news reporting, huh?

  28. buzzbissinger says: Nov 29, 2009 12:28 AM

    The thing I miss most of the pre-NBC PFT:
    Intellectual content in posts.
    You guys are debating what a guy is snacking on the sidelines of a game of a 2-9 team.
    The sun has set on my PFT planet.

  29. bigbolt says: Nov 29, 2009 12:34 AM

    Maybe it’s a pack of Big League Chew??? Or maybe a Lick-a-maid???

  30. dirtyTHIRTY says: Nov 29, 2009 12:34 AM

    Sun-maid Raisins

  31. East Bay Ray says: Nov 29, 2009 12:42 AM

    It’s not nice to make fun of fat people, Florio.
    Sincerely,
    Mark Mangino, Charlie Weis and Bill Parcells

  32. seanx says: Nov 29, 2009 12:51 AM

    Clearly not the playbook, which he hasn’t learned in 3 years.

  33. Woody Paige says: Nov 29, 2009 12:58 AM

    My vote goes for large McDonald’s fries. Ill bet under his hat there’s a pair of apple pies. How do you think he put on all that weight in the offseason?

  34. RaiderMight says: Nov 29, 2009 12:59 AM

    Riveting news Florio.

  35. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Nov 29, 2009 1:04 AM

    Nah, yer all wrong. It’s a squished-flat hotdog that he got from Mark Sanchez.

  36. kosarsmyidol says: Nov 29, 2009 1:06 AM

    I was so afraid I’d open the story and see a pic of Jamarcus packing a chub.

  37. Vikes#28Owns says: Nov 29, 2009 1:24 AM

    Taste the Rainbow!

  38. kyngpyn says: Nov 29, 2009 1:36 AM

    You really have too much time on your hands Florio! Who cares?!?!? Where’s the pic of Sanchez and the hotdog . . . the punter and the snickers bar. . . who cares!??!!??!?

  39. AlaskanViking says: Nov 29, 2009 2:15 AM

    It’s not Davids Sunflower seeds, doesn’t have the white diagonal stripe.
    My best guess:
    http://base-images.cygnuspub.com/images/Products/AUTM/2007/Aug/300×300/KraftVend_RitzChips_0.png

  40. Rex Grossman says: Nov 29, 2009 2:28 AM

    “I wouldn’t mind having a night alone with Jamarcus Russel’s mysterious pants accessory!” – my mother.
    AWK. WARD.

  41. RaiderDogg says: Nov 29, 2009 2:41 AM

    This is considered newsworthy? And someone actually gets paid for contributing nonsense? Pathetic.

  42. Leo Crow says: Nov 29, 2009 2:48 AM

    It’s not Skittles – the text on Skittles bags is white, not yellow. Could be a pouch of sunmaid raisins.. filled with butterscotch milkshake.

  43. NinerNation says: Nov 29, 2009 2:55 AM

    Hey guys, if you don’t find the story interesting, then you don’t have to respond.
    Florio an Co. is doing a bang-up job and I’m excited as hell that I don’t have to rely on BSPN or several other sites to for my football info. I’ve read stories on here that I haven’t seen anywhere else, keep it up Florio!

  44. shaggeez says: Nov 29, 2009 3:07 AM

    taste the rainbow jamarcus

  45. Raider Pride says: Nov 29, 2009 3:42 AM

    Tiger Woods and JaMarcus Russell.
    Why is it that people have to drag these exceptional athletes down.
    It is a conspiracy I tell you… It is a conspiracy.

  46. phillyburdzfan says: Nov 29, 2009 3:51 AM

    You should see the junk food Andy Reid has stuffed in his pants for the game.

  47. raiders177 says: Nov 29, 2009 4:35 AM

    I normally don’t mind a good Raiders ribbing, but this seriously has to be the stupidest **** I’ve seen on this site.

  48. expodis says: Nov 29, 2009 4:59 AM

    Oh Christ Florio, hes holding is cock the size of his QB rating, next story please…

  49. Sean49ers says: Nov 29, 2009 5:29 AM

    It’s a bag of beef Ramen noodles. He crunched up the noodles then poured in the beef seasoning and shook it up. Then he ate them like chips. Duh!

  50. OscarMooseFarmer says: Nov 29, 2009 5:47 AM

    Well Darrell Green claimed a tootsie roll in his sock made him run fast….
    Side note: I love skittles…

  51. tatum32 says: Nov 29, 2009 6:24 AM

    The idea is to ridicule or light a fire under the no. 1 pick overall in the 2007 draft. Seems like eons ago. Russell is an indicator of the decline overall in the draft. Since 2004 the draft has churned out less pro bowlers than in previous years.
    11 pro bowlers in top 20 of 2004 (including 2 Super Bowl winning QB’s Rothlisberger and Eli Manning)
    since then…
    5 pro bowlers in top 20 of 2005
    4 pro bowlers in top 20 of 2006 with 2 declining this year – Cutler and Antonio Cromartie
    7 pro bowlers in top 20 of 2007 – including 2 directly after Russell (what were Raiders thinking!?)
    1 pro bowler in top 20 of 2008 (Jake Long, Miami)
    It tells you more unprepared, erratic, less polished but talented players are coming out for the money but not delivering…and bad teams are staying bad longer.

  52. bluenoser says: Nov 29, 2009 6:53 AM

    It clearly says “Trojan”…I am guessing ribbed for his enjoyment in rainbow colours. Raiders don’t expect to lose – they expect to get royally buggered!

  53. steelerfan9598 says: Nov 29, 2009 7:41 AM

    It’s a small bag of who gives a $@#!.

  54. Bob Loblaw says: Nov 29, 2009 8:00 AM

    Whatever it is, it must be a diarrhetic because he’s holding himself like a 6-year old that has to pee really badly.

  55. chunky soupy sales says: Nov 29, 2009 8:08 AM

    Remember when a Snickers wrapper fell out of Nate Newtons pants one year?
    And as then… who cares? I will carry a snack with me at work and so do all of you. You know it’s true.

  56. Living_Legend says: Nov 29, 2009 8:18 AM

    Florio’s thong

  57. shawnc16 says: Nov 29, 2009 8:55 AM

    kosarsmyidol says:
    November 29, 2009 1:06 AM
    I was so afraid I’d open the story and see a pic of Jamarcus packing a chub.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Thats funny as hell

  58. Setobakura says: Nov 29, 2009 9:32 AM

    Its a pack of nude playing cards.

  59. rockotica says: Nov 29, 2009 9:40 AM

    davids are amazing. try to drive on a trip that is 3 hours or more w/o these seeds of deliciousness! u can’t, it’s impossible! they are a gift from above. i have no problem with JR toting a bag of salty goodness around…but why the winter hat in CA?

  60. KingJoe! says: Nov 29, 2009 9:58 AM

    It is a instant hand warmer.

  61. the real deal says: Nov 29, 2009 10:25 AM

    Why is it this fat pig gets away with eating on the sidelines and Sanchez can’t eat a hotdog?????
    Why hate the mexican-american? but allow the fat black-american?
    this seems like a case a racial hate towards us mexicans! or some racial favortism to the black qb’s as us mexicans get put down for eating a hot dog! WTF?
    this guy should be chewed out, like Sanchez was, but it wouldn’t be good for the media hype that so many idiots fall for

  62. Tabdanger says: Nov 29, 2009 11:10 AM

    Somebody should check Jamarcus bloodstream to see about the liquid codeine,sprite and vodka mix he is drinking all the time..the reason why he is slow… probably was skittles sometimes they put that in the concoction

  63. spliffbunker says: Nov 29, 2009 11:30 AM

    look closer…its a pack of Marlboros

  64. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Nov 29, 2009 11:44 AM

    the real deal: Are you freakin serious?

  65. Woody Paige says: Nov 29, 2009 12:30 PM

    ^^^^^^^^^ Exactly
    the real deal, I just want to pimp slap the shit out of you for that absurd post.

  66. the real deal says: Nov 29, 2009 3:11 PM

    Joe in toronto, go back to your igloo…
    woody paige, imitating other people is ridiculous, and you can pimp slap me all you want, cuz I will punch the shit out of you!
    but keep on slappin like the women you are, or the gay you are, either way… don’t come to a gun fight with a spoon you fool!

  67. cuban_commando says: Nov 30, 2009 11:17 PM

    Leave this guy alone? Fat Albert, aka, JUNKmarcus deserves what he gets. He should’ve thought about the criticism that he would get before he decided to be lazy & NOT put out the effort to succeed.
    The Raiders are a mediocre team when Russell doesn’t play. They’re a bad one when he plays.

  68. MasterShake says: Dec 1, 2009 2:13 AM

    It’s a trinket of some sort. A red tiger with yellow eyes?
    Maybe his way of showing that he misses his college days because the tests were taken for him?
    Nah,
    BBQ cornuts.

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