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Forget About JaMarcus Russell

Manish Mehta says you can put JaMarcus Russell to the Jets talk to bed due to an arrest.

JaMarcus Russell effectively eliminated himself from becoming a Jet any time this millennium with his latest bonehead move. The free agent quarterback was arrested at his Alabama home today for possession of a controlled substance during a police investigation.

The former Raiders signal caller was busted for codeine syrup, which can be mixed with soda to create "Purple Drank." (Russell didn’t have a prescription for codeine).

He posted $2,500 bail and is due in court on July 20.

The Jets recently made an exploratory call to Russell’s agent after the former No. 1 overall pick was released by the Raiders. However, a league source told me last week that the chances of Russell signing with the Jets were less than 10 percent.


The odds seemed long anyway since Russell really wouldn't bring anything to the table. I guess it's good to consider all options, but there was no logical reason for the Jets to sign him anyway.