Well, it’s official. Whoever runs the websites for the various UFL teams has made a series of fairly critical errors in recent days.
Earlier this week, the roster of the Omaha Nighthawks listed several former NFL players, including former Raiders running back Justin Fargas. The roster later was adjusted, with only Ahman Green (who is indeed under contract) named as the only member of the team. (There actually are more players than Green under contract, we’re told.)
Earlier today, the Nighthawks roster exploded with a laundry list of former NFL players. Later, the roster was updated to include former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell, the first overall pick in the 2007 draft. As of this posting, the roster still shows Russell as a member of the team.
Per a UFL source, Russell is not on the team, yet. Instead, he has been added to the 70-man “protected list.” The source says that the UFL last reached out to Russell’s agents prior to his arrest for possession of codeine. Russell’s agents responded by suggesting that the league check back in August.
The Nighthawks remain interested because, per the source, they are getting “positive feedback” from former teammates and coaches on Russell. “Not everyone felt he was a zero,” the source said.
For now, though, it’s zero percent accurate that he’s on the team, even as the official website continues to list him on the roster.
Maybe it’s just a cheap grab for attention. Either way, there’s grossly incorrect information on the league’s official website, and we’re aware of no effort to fix it.