Just when it seemed that the NFL may be ready to hand JaMarcus Russell a second chance, the opportunity was squandered.
The former NFL Draft No. 1 pick was arrested Monday in Mobile, Ala., for drug possession. Russell had a codeine syrup that was not prescribed. The arrest was made as part of an ongoing investigation.
The Jets, Vikings, Bengals, and Saints had all been rumored to be interested in bringing in Russell to try out for a backup job.
That interest has dried up, just the latest in a string of self-inflicted wounds by Russell. Very little has gone right for the man who Mel Kiper once said could throw 50 yards from his knees.
The history of mistakes and missteps is staggering.