JaMarcus Russell will receive one final payment from the Oakland Raiders
JaMarcus Russell will undoubtedly go down as one of the NFL’s biggest busts ever, but he did get one final victory out of his former employer. The Oakland Raiders agreed to pay Russell $3 million in a settlement over his contract he signed while with the Raiders. The money comes at a good time for the former number one overall pick as Russell was forced to sell his $2.4 million Bay Area mansion to avoid foreclosure.
Via SFGate/Silver and Black:
The Raiders are paying former quarterback JaMarcus Russell close to $3 million in a settlement over his disputed rookie contract, league sources said.
He had been paid $36.4 million and was still owed $3 million at the time of his release. The Raiders filed a grievance against Russell, seeking repayment of $9.55 million in salary advances, and Russell filed a grievance of his own, saying he was owed an additional $9 million.
Russell has been working out with former quarterback Jeff Garcia in hopes of a comeback to the NFL. In the meantime, the $3 million he’s receiving from the Raiders should help him out tremendously. But the real goal for JaMarcus is signing on to an NFL team.