The stench of JaMarcus Russell has nearly blown completely out of the East Bay. TMZ reports that Russell’s $2.4-million home in Oakland is in foreclosure. Apparently in the $32-million he earned (I use that term very loosely) from Al Davis, Russell can’t spare the nearly $200,000 he owes in past due payments.
Should the Prince of the Purple Stuff be unable to come up with the cash in the next three months, his dream home will be put up for public auction.
Which begs the question: who really wants to live in the former home of JaMarcus Russell? To me it would be the NFL version of the Amityville Horror. Only instead of the spirits of a murdered family terrorizing the inhabitants of the house it would be the millions of hopes of Raider Nation slaughtered by Russell that would haunt the new dwellers.
I know, I’m beating a dead manatee…err…horse.
But hey, I’ve got a right to. I had this dude’s back like Starter jacket and all he did was slack off worse than Kevin Federline on EDD checks with a pound of Purple Kush.
I’m guessing Russell underestimated his ability to find future employment once he was removed from the teat of Al Davis. Funny thing about the NFL is that it is an unforgiving business. Much like the business of money lending. Life lessons JaMarcus is content to learn the hard way.
Personally, I feel like the bank should take back Russell’s home and just leave it empty. It would be a testament to the manner in which he left the Oakland Coliseum on most Sundays with 5 minutes left in the fourth quarter.