Posted: Jul 5, 2010 5:52 PM by Melissa Canone
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama authorities say former Oakland
Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell has been charged with
possession of codeine syrup - a controlled substance - without a
Mobile County Sheriff's spokeswoman Lori Myles says the
24-year-old former LSU star was arrested Monday afternoon at his
home during an undercover investigation. He graduated from high
school in Mobile.
Online records show he was booked into the Mobile jail and
released on $2,500 bond.
The Raiders released Russell in May, just three years after
being the No. 1 overall draft pick.
He won only seven of his 25 starts and was eventually benched.
He's been criticized for lack of a work ethic.
Russell and his agent did not immediately return calls for