JaMarcus Russell only has himself to blame for his lousy NFL career. The Oakland Raiders, who are probably the worst NFL franchise, drafted this guy in 2007 and made the mistake of paying him $39 million dollars.
Now, JaMarcus Russell is trying to make a comeback. I seriously doubt that an NFL team will take a chance on this guy.
USA Today recently published a story on how JaMarcus does own up to the fact that he did not get the job done and how he blames himself.
This should be a great example for high school and college student athletes who are looking to take their talents to the next level.
You’ve got to work every day on your game to get better if your goal is to succeed at the next level.
Sometimes in sports you do get a second chance, but at the professional level it could be extremely hard for JaMarcus Russell to get that second chance.
Unfortunately, there are so many talented athletes who will also crash and burn just like JaMarcus Russell did.
It’s puzzling and somewhat funny that athletes cannot use the failures of past athletes as an example of how not to fall into that negative trap.
Being a professional athlete or an athlete at any level is a privilege. The average man on the street cannot do what professional athletes can do, no matter how hard they try.
It’s a shame that some extremely talented players have what it takes to get to the next level, whatever level that is, but don’t put the work in to stay at that level.