Former Number 1 NFL draft pick LSU Quarterback JaMarcus Russell recently granted an interview to Sports Illustrated's L. Jon Wertheim in a barber shop in the Mobile neighborhood where he grew up. Russell speaks very candidly about his situation, including the criticism against him and off field challenges he has faced in this very thorough interview:
The Man Who Isn't There
The No. 1 pick in the 2007 draft should be out on the field commanding an NFL team this Sunday. JaMarcus Russell, though, is home in Mobile, absorbing shots to his character and resting on what's left of his $39 million. The most maligned figure in football tells his side.