JaMarcus missed team meeting, but not Vegas

Jamarcus Russell and Richard Seymour were the only two Raiders to miss the team’s year-end meeting Monday.

Since coach Tom Cable gave Russell a hall pass, saying he was excused for “personal reasons,” we weren’t even sure the news was postworthy.  Now it is.

Going on a tip from a commenter, Oakland Tribune columnist Cam Inman dialed the Palms in Las Vegas to see if Russell was checked in.  He was. (Tip to JaMarcus: Use the name “Ron Mexico” next time.)

Russell is free to do anything he wants in his free time.  Maybe he even had a legitimate excuse to miss the meeting, then book it to Vegas.

But considering his disastrous season, not to mention his compensation, we’d think Russell would make damn sure he completed his obligations to his team and show up for the meeting like everyone else before hitting the slot machines.

We would say this should be the last straw for Russell in Oakland, but let’s be real.  The man covering for him Monday, Tom Cable, is a lot less likely to be a Raider in 2010.
 

106 responses to “JaMarcus missed team meeting, but not Vegas

  1. “JaMarcus is a great player, get over it!”
    And to think, you supported Al Davis that Buffoon. Makes me feel a lot better about your support of the Favre haters in the slant you put on your articles. People you support don’t end up doing that well.

  2. He’s gonna sue the Palms for kicking him out of buffet for abusing the “All You Can Eat” privileges like the sea captain did to Homer in The Simpsons

  3. i bet you your job that Cable is back next year with a OC……
    JRUSS may not be or just be riding the bench.

  4. It’s pretty obvious JaMarcus has no interest in being a professional QB. He’ll be unemployed soon enough and no other team will give a crap.
    I wonder how long he’ll be able to live off that $$ before he’s broke.

  5. Next time he should use the name “Marc Wilson Russell” because he has earned that shameful nom de guerre.

  6. I’d be interested in seeing what Bitch-Slapping Cable does with a team with just an average QB for a full season. The loyal fans’ ire was directed at JaMarcus, not Cable.

  7. Raiders177 says:
    He’s gonna sue the Palms for kicking him out of buffet for abusing the “All You Can Eat” privileges like the sea captain did to Homer in The Simpsons
    ROFLAO. Great, great episode. And sadly, this isn’t probably that far from the truth.

  8. Woww this is awesome!!
    Romo got ripped on for going to Vegas after a Thansgiving day WIN!! Imagine the aftermath Russell will get after blowing off a meeting to go to Vegas after an awful, awful season.
    Time and time again, this guy shows that he just does not have what it takes to be a professional football player. All the raw talent in the world, but no brains.

  9. If Al fires Tom Cable, and keeps JaBustus, I’m hanging up my eyepatch until the old man croaks. This team is on its way under Cable, and clearly would have won more games without Russell.
    Cable has the locker room behind him in a big way, which should be good enough for Al. And it better be, or there will be a rebellion!

  10. Cut him loose…Once he blows all of his money in Vegas, ESPN’s Outside The Lines can do a story entitled:
    “#1 NFL Draft Bust OF ALL TIME…Where is Russell Now”
    Al Davis has TRULY lost his mind drafting this dough boy instead of Calvin Johnson.

  11. “I wonder how long he’ll be able to live off that $$ before he’s broke.”
    I give him 2 years before he is the caught trafficking cocaine and beating women

  12. Isn’t this sickening, most of us dreamed of that kind of potential opportunity and home boy would rather be eating buffets. What a disgrace and joke, I cant imagine what other Oakland players are saying about his guy.

  13. Anyone who has watched a Raiders game this season can tell you Al Davis is at least half dead. His boy Scrub-Marcus is his legacy and he does not want to die with egg on his face…
    Attention Mr. Davis: What is on your face right now is much worse than egg…. and it has been spewed from Russell’s ass. Grab the slobber towel off your lap and wipe away the shit… then send that assclown packing.
    Hail to the Redskins!

  14. AL Davis should not be blammed for drafting JRUSS. Alot of experts had him going first. Davis has gotten alot out of this years and last years draft…Shaunassy,Scott,Murphy,Schillens,etc…
    how many GM get 100 percent correct?

  15. No mention of Seymour? He had a personal reason – he personally screwed what’s left of his career.

  16. ESPN 980 is reporting Dan Snyder just fired up Redskin 1 and it’s expected to head straight to the PALMS to recruit Jamarcus to replace Jason Campbell. He’ll fit in well with the Fat Albert and will probably only cost 70 million!
    Shanny still wants to stick it to the Raiders and as the NEW GM SAYS The STATUS QUO IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! It’s time to get fat and out shape on both sides of the ball!

  17. “# Captain says: January 5, 2010 5:22 PM
    MacGyver could figure out a way to fix this situation.”
    MacGyver is gone homie, J-Russ ate him

  18. # encinitasraider says: January 5, 2010 5:20 PM
    AL Davis should not be blammed for drafting JRUSS. Alot of experts had him going first. Davis has gotten alot out of this years and last years draft…Shaunassy,Scott,Murphy,Schillens,etc…
    how many GM get 100 percent correct?
    DHB? McFadden?
    Two enormous successes there…

  19. The Raiders should draft a QB, and move the Walrus to O-line. At least he may be able to earn some of his winnings..

  20. This is the last draw for me as a Raiders fan. I’ve been extremely loyal for 33 years. But if we don’t get rid of this guy now, I’m done with it all. I will focus 100% of my time on my Lakers…

  21. Seriously, that dumb ass couldn’t take a later flight? Like AFTER THE TEAM MEETING? What a dipshit.

  22. Just in the efforts of full disclosure, the Adult Video News awards are being held at the Palms this weekend. Maybe he is a presenter for the show.

  23. Jeez…
    This guy is the most QB excitements the Raiders have had since…
    Todd Marinovich?
    Laughs…

  24. “jamaltimore” – stop hatin on the Skins… You must be as high as the City’s MURDER RATE! I heard through the Grapevine Baltimore just signed Marvin Gaye and the California Raisins… they need all the help they can get to take down the Pats!

  25. jamaltimore says:
    January 5, 2010 5:30 PM
    ESPN 980 is reporting Dan Snyder just fired up Redskin 1 and it’s expected to head straight to the PALMS to recruit Jamarcus to replace Jason Campbell. He’ll fit in well with the Fat Albert and will probably only cost 70 million!
    Shanny still wants to stick it to the Raiders and as the NEW GM SAYS The STATUS QUO IS NOT ACCEPTABLE! It’s time to get fat and out shape on both sides of the ball!
    ———————————————————
    You’re right about Shanny screwing Al … he’s going to Al a BS story about how great JaMarcus is so Davis will keep him or he’s tell Davis … Campbell is the next Peyton Manning.

  26. Gregg Rosenthal said…” we weren’t even sure the news was postworthy”
    LMFAO! Are you serious? PFT will post anything that’s NOT postworthy. Case in point, “will TO give key to the city back?” what a joke! I can’t wait for the next “postworthy” post by PFT: “News flash, there’s 4 quarters in a game”

  27. Dear Jamarcus,
    Thank you for letting us into the playoffs.
    – The Ravens!
    Seriously, I was listening the linebacker Jarret Johnson for the Ravens on the Radio last night, and the host asked him how big is Jamarcus. After a pause, he said Jamarcus was definitely larger than him. And they began to laugh about Jamarcus listed at 260.
    If the Raiders fire Cable, someone should give him another chance.

  28. What a pathetic waste of money, a draft choice, and all the hopes and hard work of the Raiders coaching staff.
    If ever there was a football player who couldn’t care less about their career, it’s this loser.
    There are countless people with more courage, determination, and intelligence, but who don’t have quite the physical talent of this buffoon; a guy with a physical gift, but no brains to use it with. What those others could do with his talent.
    Jamarcus, if by some stroke of fate you are away from the buffett table or the roulette wheel long enough to see this, GET A GRIP, SON.
    Start realizing the talent you are wasting, the efforts of your teammates and your coaches, start giving a crap about yourself, your career, your legacy.
    This turd simply will never get it. What a waste. At least Ryan Leaf had SOME drive.

  29. Any chance JaDumbazz woke up Tuesday morning in his Caesars’ suite, with Mike Tyson’s tiger in the bathroom and some strange baby in another?

  30. Note to Jamarcus:
    I personally recommend that you use the alias “Ryan Leaf” when checking into hotels from here on out. You’ve earned it.
    (Thanks for the pick and fumble!)

  31. In his defense the AVN and CES shows are there this week…come on, what guy wouldnt skip out on work to hit those up?

  32. What a joke! And to think, Cable is the one to most likely be out.
    Maybe this is Russell’s way to ask to be cut. 🙂

  33. Gregg, your comments in this article constitute some of the funniest shit I’ve ever read on this site. Awesome. DEATH TO OAKLAND.

  34. Just goes to show how smart Russell (aka) “The Hamburglar” is with using his real name. I hope like hell he’s in Vegas looking for a job cause I for one don’t want his lazy fat no count ass back on the team. Maybe Vegas will pay him in skittles like he tried to hide in his uniform during the game.

  35. Ja Marcus, I love you.. We all love you here in Denver.. Please keep up the good work.. I hope you stay with the raiders for a long time.. you deserve all of the money that you are getting and you also deserve the roster spot..
    Hope Cable is gone soon that no good bastard..

  36. cable may not be the answer to fix the raiders’ woes, but he is a lot closer than jabustus.
    bustell would be the answer to who is the biggest bust and worst top pick…

  37. wow enough of bad mouthing this guy…..with some good coaching he would have been fine. get over it already! its a joke he has no line, no receivers, and bad running backs. Stafford had barely anything besides megatron, and sanchez had everything and still sucked but no one says a word about them. get over it.

  38. … and Seymour’s excuse?
    I will give Richard Seymour a pass because he is a player who has payed his dues and has earned respect, Russell has not, he should be in a gym working out trying to get better as a passer, but instead is…..in Vegas??? that is pathetic, as a redskin fan i do not like Campbell, but at least the man tries, now Campbell is all but gone and Bradford or Clausen is going to replace him, but Russell needs to grow up, if he stays, personally, i keep Cable and keep Russell, but as a backup and try to get a free agent qb like Troy Smith and have him beat out Russell.

  39. My friend is brothers of one of the starters on the Raiders. The players in the lockeroom call JRUSS ….RADIO…..do you know why?
    if not watch the movie. Without JRUSS the Raider would be a playoff team….

  40. Russell will beat out Leaf as the biggest “bust” (pun intended) since he was the #1 pick.
    Definitely the next MC Hammer wth his $$ too! He’ll be broke and in a gutter in ten years.
    If he is as dumb as he acts, all the peoplearound him will take him to the cleaners. Too bad they won’t take him to Jenny Craig.

  41. I heard he was now part of the MIT card-counting team due to his supreme intelligence. As for an alias I like Brock Middlebrook

  42. Bob Loblaw says:
    January 5, 2010 5:35 PM
    Darious Heyward-Bey was going to join them in Vegas too, but COULDN’T CATCH a flight
    lol. Nice, Bob. I’m still chortling over that one.
    Did anyone else notice Seymour’s absence? It was actually Seymour who went to Vegas. Richard merely checked in under the name JaMarcus Russell.

  43. “Bob Loblaw says:
    January 5, 2010 5:35 PM
    Darious Heyward-Bey was going to join them in Vegas too, but couldn’t catch a flight.”
    Very underrated post.

  44. That is some funny $HIT.
    Russell gets drafted holds out for more money, shows up too late to contribute the 1st season, then shows up overweight, arrives late, leaves early, throws for 3 TDs and 19 turnovers and then leaves early to go to vegas.
    Way to stick it to AL!!!
    Bet ya anything Russell starts for the Raiders next season while Cable is unemployed!!!

  45. Do you remember the movie “Twins” with the Aw-nold (the terminator) and Danny Devito?
    Devito was the left over DNA from the birthing experiment.
    JaCrap-onus is the left over DNA from a grade “C” movie (like Devito), only “JaCrap” ate the placenta too. What a piece of after birth.

  46. Maybe his brother is getting married? Maybe he is at a wedding? It’s nice of you to assume that he is there strictly to party.
    With that being said, if he is there to party and skipped a meeting because of it, then he did the same thing I would have. The same thing 80% of the people in this world would have. End of season meeting? Whatever. Vegas, here I come.

  47. I think he JMc is haring a room with Ryan Leaf in Vegas. It was too late to change the reservation at the Big Bust Hotel.

  48. what’s the point…..who cares…..what was th meeting about. Tom Cables going away party. Just so iread this right, he was excused form the meeting, and then he did not show???? Gimme a break….The raiders o-lines sucks.
    The facts is we drafted a pocket passer , and have an o-line that can not create a pocket. So QB’s that can run for their lives that have no arms, do better.
    Raiders have only drafted only 7 o-line men since 2000, and 5 of those 7 have started for the raiders at one time this year. That is how thin they are on the line. They need to draft an OT in the first rd, an OG in the second, and a c in the third. If we cut loose on J-russ this year then we neeed to take a qb in the first rd.

  49. Trust me. I hate what we’ve become, but we gotta stay strong brothers. We can’t become charger fans and just come and go whenever we want to. We made our beds and now we gotta sleep in ’em. It’ll be all worth it when we become contenders again. We are all beyond frustration, but it is what it is. We got another long off-season to look forward to. Hopefully our head office listens to the fans this time.

  50. i will give it our OLINE SUCKS….the only Cable did wrong with JRUSS is not having him in the SHOTGUN 80% of the time like he did at LSU…I still dont think JRUSS wants to be a NFL QB..

  51. I would hope Russell atleast does yard work at the Davis household…. the league is worried about the integrity of the game taking a hit by playoff teams resting their starters yet turn a blind eye to this circus…… someone please tell me what I am missing??????

  52. He’s done. He’ll never take another snap in the NFL. His (our!!) money will be gone within 3-4 years, and he’ll be living in a very large cardboard box, under an East LA overpass, along with Dennis Rodman. And no doubt blaming someone else for his demise. What a waste of a human being.

  53. Actually, 1nationraidernation has a point. The OL is responsible for Gradkowski getting mauled onto the IR, Small Frye getting the shit beat out of him, & Russell not getting enough time to find his targets. I lost count of how many backside QB hits & pressures Mario Henderson allowed.
    I think that anyone taller than 6’6 is too tall to play Tackle. They always seem to get bitchslapped by smaller DEs with greater strength, speed , & leverage. Henderson clearly had no answer Sunday. It was obvious from the first drive that he was going to get dominated all bloody day.
    Unless Russell’s OL teammates just could not stomach the thought of Russell coming in & winning the game & being the hero (thus, putting conflict into Davis’ mind this offseason) because his work ethic is an insult to his teammates…& everyone else in the player’s union. So, the pass rush pressure seemed a little more intense on him.
    Russell looked like he might have pulled the upset, but the ‘protection’ was a JOKE.
    How many QBs have to get injured before Henderson is forced to do penance? What about Carlisle? Green? Face it. The young DL they face every week outclass them, outwork them, overpower them, & outsmart them. They should just ‘fall on their swords’ & retire.
    Henderson is good backup, but it looks like he’s reverting to his lazy habits that caused him to be punked in the media by Kiffin everyday.

  54. waiting for the Al Davis overhead protector character assassination meeting on live TV.
    Mix in a power point slide and give it true meaning to “death by power point”.
    You rock Al!!!!

  55. I never like that SOB since day one. Someone told me that a lackey was in charge of picking him up from home when he was in college..otherwise he would not practice. Also, did anyone remember his response when ask which team he would like to play? He’s response was “Whoever pays the most” Jawalruss is not a Raider.I would not be surprise if he even hate the team. Action speaks louder than words!

  56. We are all witnessing the biggest draft bust of all time. Seriously, there has never been a bigger waste of a #1 pick ever.
    Raiders fans deserve better. This guys a fat POS

  57. I don’t know what it is about these LSU guys but so many of them suck in the NFL. I’m a Chiefs fan and they have drafted one in the first round the last three years (Dwayne Bowe, Glenn Dorsey, and Tyson Jackson) and they all suck.

  58. “AL Davis should not be blammed for drafting JRUSS. Alot of experts had him going first. Davis has gotten alot out of this years and last years draft…Shaunassy,Scott,Murphy,Schillens,etc…
    how many GM get 100 percent correct?”
    Ozzie Newsome. – Ray Lewis, Peter Bouleware, Todd Heap, Duane Starks, Jamal Lewis, Haloti Ngata, Ray Rice, Joe Flacco, Jonathan Ogden, Bart Scott, Terrell Suggs…i’d like to go on, but we dont have that much time…..
    Nuff said

  59. Seriously, when this guy came out of LSU, how many people said “this kid is going to make Ryan Leaf look like a freaking pro bowler”???
    What a pathetic situation.

  60. Lights Out says:
    January 5, 2010 6:13 PM
    wow enough of bad mouthing this guy…..with some good coaching he would have been fine. get over it already! its a joke he has no line, no receivers, and bad running backs. Stafford had barely anything besides megatron, and sanchez had everything and still sucked but no one says a word about them. get over it.
    _______________________________________________________________________
    WOW … We got a JaMarcus lover … must be a relative.
    Seriously Gradkowski and even the 3rd string QB Fyre ALL threw for more than 300 yds in a game with the same OL and WRs … something JaMarcus has’t done in 3 years.

  61. Did I see somebody actually defending Russell in these comments????
    Are you freaking serious to blame all his problems on the O-Line? Are you totally ignorant of all the lack of effort this fat tub o’ lard has put into his job, the complete and utter lack of leadership???
    Maybe Al Davis should schedule a meeting with whomever got through to Vince Young to straighten up and fly right. Just tell Jafata$$ that it’s a lunch meeting; he may skip practice or training camp, but dude NEVER misses a meal.

  62. bringbacktheflex,, amen to that.. we love Al Davis here in Denver.. I don’t think that will ever change.. We love Mr Davis, Mr. Russell, Mr. Bey.. Think that they are all great and hope that they are all a big part of the future of the raiders.. Just love em.. We are looking forward to Mr. Davis next great pic from the draft.. Hopefully not a qb.. We love Mr. Russell tooo much..

  63. encinitasraider, What flavor is the Kool-aid that the raiders are serving where you appear to elieve that “we would have been in the playoffs if” crap. Sorry dude, but the Raiders draft was a joke. How’d you like that 9 catches for 124 yards from the #7 pick in the draft?
    Tdk24, didn’t Calvin Johnson have over 1300 yards and 12 TDs in’08 and almost 1000 yards this year despite a rookie QB and injuries? Doesn’t sound like a bust to me.

  64. the big bronco,
    I glad you keep letting everyone know that you are in love with Al Davis.
    We in Oakland are pretty fond of McDaniels and the way your team finished out the season.
    Truly brilliant plan on running your marquee QB and WR out of town and trying to win with a re-tread QB from Chicago.

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