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Breaking News: Russell booed in Oakland

Posted on: June 20, 2010 5:43 pm
While most of the fans in attendance at the Oracle Arena enjoyed watching hometown boy Andre Ward beat up Allan Green in a middleweight title fight Saturday night in Oakland, one athlete very close to the city’s heart received some attention of his own.

And it wasn’t pretty.

Former Oakland quarterback JaMarcus Russell attended the fight (well, part of the fight. He didn’t show up until two-thirds of the main event was complete), and when he was spotted, fans began to boo and to taunt him.

Considering how much money the Raiders spent on Russell – the No. 1 draft pick in 2007 – and how badly he busted out of Oakland, the derision shouldn’t have been unexpected. Why Russell decided to show up in the first place also didn’t help us further understand his decision-making process – the same train of thought that’s confused nearly everyone the past three seasons.

But the main question is this. Russell went to LSU, so why in the heck was he wearing a University of Alabama jacket and hat at the fight? I know he’s from Mobile, but come on. For that decision alone, he deserved every jeer he received.

--Josh Katzowitz

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