Well the scoop masters at Deadspin.com found a photo of JaMarcus Russell today, with the story being that Russell looks lean (pardon the pun).
The former can’t miss quarterback prospect out of LSU spent most of his time in the league living the extravagant life, smoking weed, sippin’ syrup and getting too fat to compete as a backup, let alone franchise saving quarterback.
Now out of the league, Russell appears to want back into the game and is taking getting back into shape seriously. He is wearing slimming black and I don’t usually comment on physiques of athletes often, but it looks like Russell is no longer the embarrassingly pudgy shadow of the player who wowed everyone in college.
It is unlikely that Russell ever sheds his bust image, but looking in shape, there could be an NFL team or CFL team that gives Russell a training camp invite in the future. Perhaps a more focused Russell can find redemption in some form.