Oakland Raiders Forced To Pay JaMarcus Russell Another $3 Million

By Staff  |  07/03/2013

JaMarcus Russell

Despite cutting him in 2010, former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell is still costing the team money.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the NFL franchise are paying Russell nearly $3 million to settle a dispute over his rookie contract.

Russell signed a six-year, $68 million contract with the Raiders after he was selected #1 overall in the 2007 draft. During his time with the team, he was paid $36.4 million, but was still owed $3 million when he was released, after three seasons in which he was never able to live up to his potential.

According to ESPN.com, Oakland filed a grievance against Russell seeking to recoup $9.55 million in salary advances; and he countered with a grievance of his own, saying he was still owed $9 million.

Russell hasn't played a down of football in the NFL since 2009. During his career, he won just seven of 25 starts, and completed 52.1 percent of his passes for 18 touchdowns, 23 interceptions and a passer rating of 65.2.

He's been attempting to return to the NFL, but remains unsigned.