From USA Today:

This week’s issue of Sports Illustrated contains a profile of former Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell, the top pick of the 2007 draft and arguably the biggest Round 1 bust in NFL history.

Yet according to Russell, he was dealing with matters the public was unaware of while masking his issues with former Oakland coach Tom Cable.

“I stuck my neck out for him,” Russell says of Cable, who parted with the then Russell-less Raiders following the 2010 season.

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