Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell, who was released by the squad in 2010 and later was arrested on drug charges, has been planning an NFL comeback.
To prove he’s serious, he has been working with trainers at TEST Football Academy, and a recent snapshot shows his recent weight loss success.
But first, if you need a refresher, here’s a look at Russell “before”:
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell, left, leaves his arraignment on a drug charge with attorney Donald Briskman Tuesday, July 20, 2010, in downtown Mobile, Ala. Russell pleaded not guilty. (Photo: AP/Press-Register, Mike Kittrell)
JaMarcus Russell, left, leaves a preliminary hearing in his possession of a controlled substance case with his attorney Donald Briskman Wednesday, August 11, 2010, in Mobile, Ala. (Photo: AP/Press-Register, Mike Kittrell)
In this photo released by Mobile (Ala.) County Sheriff’s Office shows JaMarcus Russell on Monday, July 5, 2010 in Mobile, Ala. Russell has been arrested on a drug charge in Alabama. Mobile County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Lori Myles said the 24-year-old football player was arrested Monday, July 5, 2010, at his home during an undercover investigation. He is charged with possession of a controlled substance. (Photo: AP/Mobile (Ala.) County Sheriff’s Office )
And the below photo posted by the TEST academy on Twitter states that Russell lost 51 pounds since starting to work with them in February.
Russell then tweeted that he just was looking for a second chance.
I just want a 2nd chance to do what I was BORN 2 do.Moral of the story.. Take advantage of opportunities and never take anything for granted
Busted Coverage reported Russell weighing even less than 265 pounds, his pre-draft weight in 2007 when he was brought on by the Raiders as a first round pick.
In 2010, Russell was arrested for possession of codeine syrup without a prescription, but it was ruled there was not enough evidence for him to be indicted.
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