JaMarcus Russell Asks Jerry Jones for a Chance
That's right, Jamarcus Russell wants back into the NFL, and he says he will play for free.
According to CSNBayArea Jamarcus Russell wrote a letter to Jerry Jones to say that he will play for free.
Here is just an excerpt from the letter and frankly it's just sad:
I am writing this letter to reach out to the Cowboys organization and to express my desire and interest to become a part of your family. Let me begin by saying that if you are reading this letter, I am greatly appreciative of you taking time from your busy schedule to do so. Let me also say that I don’t write this letter with any preconceived notions of a huge salary or unseating your current starting quarterback. I am willing to work my way in and up. I am willing to lead the scout team for free for one year just to get experience in your system. I want to learn the playbook, sit under the proper tutelage and learn from your coaching staff. After that time, if you see fit to allow me to stay with the Cowboys organization, I would be eternally grateful.
As a former NFL player, I understand the daily grind that football operations can be. I am prepared to be physically examined and to have my football IQ evaluated. I would sincerely like an opportunity to come to Dallas and meet with you and the coaching staff. I know that my name does not carry much weight in the NFL right now but I am more than the image that others have bestowed on me. I’ve been labeled as a bust, I have been labeled as lazy and I have been the target of many insults by the media. The blame for any negative press that I’ve received rests squarely on my shoulders. When I was initially drafted into the NFL as the Number 1 overall pick there were enormous expectations heaped upon me. It did not help that I went to a struggling team that lacked infrastructure and veteran leadership. It also did not help that I was 20 years old and became a millionaire overnight.
Dude, you are lame. Please go away. As a Raider fan, I am more than pissed that you ran off with a $60 million signing bonus, and ended up at the buffet table instead of the practice field. This guy was supposed to be raw talent in its purest form, and the new physical makeup of the NFL QB. What he became, was one of the biggest busts in NFL history.