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JaMarcus Russell pays his tax bill


There’s actually some moderately good news today about JaMarcus Russell, the former Raiders quarterback and No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft who was a huge bust both on the field and off.

Russell has paid the $223,180.05 he owed to the State of California for failing to pay his taxes, meaning the lien the state had has been released.

But Russell, who signed a six-year, $61 million contract with the Raiders four years ago, doesn’t have all his financial troubles behind him. He’s still behind on the payments on his $2.4 million Bay Area mansion, and that home is expected to be sold in a foreclosure auction.

The 26-year-old Russell hasn’t drawn even a whiff of interest this offseason. Last year the Redskins brought him in for a workout, but he showed up weighing 286 pounds and wasn’t signed.

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41 Responses to “JaMarcus Russell pays his tax bill”
  1. vikingdoode says: Aug 28, 2011 7:39 AM

    He got 36. Mill. After taxes, agents and hoes he should at least have couple mill…..dumbass

  2. titknocker says: Aug 28, 2011 7:52 AM

    “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent”

  3. CKL says: Aug 28, 2011 7:56 AM

    How do you get all that guaranteed money and have 0 to show for it and STILL can’t/won’t pay your bills??????

  4. psychoraider904 says: Aug 28, 2011 8:00 AM

    What a joke. I hate this guy.

  5. edmazeing1 says: Aug 28, 2011 8:03 AM

    Good stuff JRoc!!!

  6. jw731 says: Aug 28, 2011 8:08 AM

    Was the term “Dumber than a bag of hammers” created just for him?

  7. tomosbornesretirementcostjoepaatitle says: Aug 28, 2011 8:24 AM

    Spent it all on bling and purple drank.

  8. mwcarolina says: Aug 28, 2011 8:34 AM

    all that money he made and he cant pay some bills, not good.

  9. rambo08 says: Aug 28, 2011 8:35 AM

    Give it another year or two and he’ll be broke and announce he’s making a comeback.

  10. wicky888 says: Aug 28, 2011 8:37 AM

    Sippin’ on some sizzzzzzzzuuuuurp

  11. danby21 says: Aug 28, 2011 8:43 AM


  12. richm2256 says: Aug 28, 2011 8:43 AM

    Sizzurp ain’t cheap, you know.

  13. phillyfan4ever says: Aug 28, 2011 9:00 AM

    286 Lbs? Lol wowww, this fat turd just eats and drinks syrizzurp

  14. chc4 says: Aug 28, 2011 9:10 AM

    Vick was broke too after his big deal in Atlanta. Idiots.

  15. Derty Ernie says: Aug 28, 2011 9:20 AM

    Wow. He obviously spent the money on food.

  16. rexryansbelly says: Aug 28, 2011 9:30 AM


  17. backindasaddle says: Aug 28, 2011 9:33 AM

    He’s a moron and a disgrace.

  18. tsimpson50 says: Aug 28, 2011 9:39 AM

    Do you have any idea how much it costs to “Make it Rain” nowadays? Inflation is a killer. Also missed out on the patent for Purple Drank… Life has been tough for him people, give him a freakin’ break! 🙂

  19. mattsffrd says: Aug 28, 2011 9:45 AM

    His tax bill is still cheaper than his food bill

  20. qdog112 says: Aug 28, 2011 10:11 AM

    chc4 says: Aug 28, 2011 9:10 AM

    Vick was broke too after his big deal in Atlanta. Idiots.
    Come on man, you can do better than that. Do you mean to tell that Vick is the only other black guy, you could come up with? How can you perpetuate a stereotype with only two examples?

  21. chadmurdigan says: Aug 28, 2011 10:23 AM

    It’s sad, but he’ll be homeless, begging for change, and chugging down cheap wine before he’s 30 if he doesn’t get his life turned around. Although I don’t have any sympathy for the NFL players who feel so entitled when they’re part of the game, I do feel bad when I think about them as human beings whose lives are going to be absolutely shattered for who know how long because they never got it together.

  22. jdsteady says: Aug 28, 2011 10:43 AM

    Isn’t sizzurp tax deductible?

  23. masterblaster78 says: Aug 28, 2011 10:57 AM

    What a loser!!!!!! Nough said 😦

  24. usmutts says: Aug 28, 2011 11:20 AM

    As an LSU grad, I’m getting to the point where I’m afraid to read either PFT or CFT. Dang.

  25. lexnekst says: Aug 28, 2011 11:56 AM

    He’s not broke. he chose to let the mansion go into foreclosure because he’s not living in the Bay Area anymore, but in Alabama. Also, many people have money, and still refuse to contribute taxes like-

    The top 2%, Republicans, and Wesley Snipes.

  26. sharkcatcher says: Aug 28, 2011 12:07 PM

    The first sign of smoke was when Jamarcus rolled into Raider Camp in a Rolls Royce his rookie year. SMH

  27. sharkcatcher says: Aug 28, 2011 12:10 PM

    It’s like when Mike Tyson lost his mentor Cusumato..Jamarcus lost the only person that could get him right which was his uncle. Kid just made a lot of bad decisions.

  28. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 28, 2011 12:22 PM

    I don’t blame Jamarcus. He had it rough here. Lance Kiffin didn’t like him and set him up for failure.

    Tom Cable the dumbest head coach to wear a head set gives him a….

    West Coast Offense QB coach in Paul Hackett

    Air Coryell Passing Game coordinator in Ted Tollner.

    A offensive line coach calling plays, Tom Cable

    No Offesive coordinator.

    Two rookie WRs…one of his starting WRs had 9 receptions all year.

    It had to be hell for him.

  29. rundmc20 says: Aug 28, 2011 12:25 PM

    And in other news, the local Waffle House reported record profits.

  30. bucks12965 says: Aug 28, 2011 12:33 PM

    You know your fat when you have a roll on the back of your neck.

  31. cookie2117 says: Aug 28, 2011 12:50 PM

    He’s gonna get more purple stuff

  32. arzcardinals says: Aug 28, 2011 12:59 PM

    Difference withVick is Vick actually had football talent.

    JR was a bumb on and off the field.

    He won’t get another NFL shot.

  33. philahitman says: Aug 28, 2011 1:05 PM

    Who cares what he does with his worthless life???Hes not in the NFL and never will be again.

  34. philahitman says: Aug 28, 2011 1:07 PM

    “Vick was broke too after his big deal in Atlanta. Idiots.”

    Vick at least owned property and other assets… Russell went broke renting and wasting money.

  35. mostepicgnar says: Aug 28, 2011 1:15 PM

    Has the money and still doesnt pay his taxes, that is so AA.

  36. radrntn says: Aug 28, 2011 5:37 PM

    J-Bust. End of story. Time to move on.

  37. goforthanddie says: Aug 28, 2011 5:41 PM

    chc4 says: Aug 28, 2011 9:10 AM

    Vick was broke too after his big deal in Atlanta. Idiots.
    Seems to me that would make you, Vick, and Russell idiots. Not those of us who pay our debts etc.

  38. skyleralan says: Aug 28, 2011 10:48 PM

    He wasted all his money on the “purple drink” and cheeseburgers. Oh, almost forgot one giant diamond encrusted jersey necklace.

  39. axespray says: Aug 29, 2011 5:42 AM


  40. blastfurnaceknows says: Aug 29, 2011 9:01 AM

    Too bad this “little” piggy will no longer have a house to go all the way home to.

  41. dac3451 says: Jan 27, 2012 8:45 PM

    To lexnekst: The top 2% of income earners pay over 50% of ALL the federal income tax collected. Conversely, 50% of the population pays ZERO in federal income tax. Also, about your slam on Republicans, there 36 members of President Obama’s staff who owe over $800,000 in back taxes. Before you throw your dirt, get your facts straight.

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