Does anybody else remember when JaMarcus Russell announced he was going to make a comeback?
Yeah that never happened. I remember watching his SportsCenter special where he made that inspirational come back video and honestly, I was hoping he would be able come back and do something great.
But according to CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman on Twitter, he saw JaMarcus Russell outside a hotel and looked like an offensive tackle. I believe a couple months ago Russell weighed in at almost 300 pounds. The guy was built like a defensive tackle at the time and was reached out to by Jeff Garcia.
Russell got to work and shed a bunch of weight and even got some attention from teams across the league. Teams like the Arizona Cardinals and the Chicago Bears considered giving him a work out. Well now that’s come and gone and now it looks like he’ll end up retiring.
It’s always hard losing a lot of the weight that you gained, especially if you worked so hard to get it off your frame. When he was first drafted, he was a player who got a lot of hype but now he will just be known as a bust who failed while trying to make a comeback.
A JaMarcus Russell sighting this morning in hotel here at #LSU. Dude is a giant. Looked like an OT.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) November 23, 2013