AFC East.. woahtods
The Patriots??? How?
JaMarcus Russell(notes), recently released free-agent quarterback and one of the biggest draft busts of all time, was arrested Monday afternoon for possession of a controlled substance. The substance? Codeine syrup, according to Daniela Werner of al.com. Codeine syrup, also known as purple drank, lean, or sizzurp, typically contains codeine and promethazine, ingredients found in prescription cough syrup. ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” just did a feature on the beverage. It’s said to make those who abuse it feel drowsy, weak and in an “altered level of consciousness.” Perhaps not coincidentally, the Raiders released Russell because he always played as if he was drowsy, weak and in a state of altered consciousness. (via JaMarcus Russell arrested; not likely to be employed soon - Shutdown Corner - NFL - Yahoo! Sports)
It’s alleged Russell — and other athletes — use the syrup to make Purple Drank. It’s a ridiculous concoction of promethazine codeine syrup, Jolly Ranchers candy and 7-Up soda (many times liquor is added as well). The drink seems like something dreamed up by an evil cartoon character who smokes too much pot. Russell wasn’t the first arrest for this sort of thing. Green Bay’s Johnny Jolly was arrested several years ago for possession of codeine without a prescription. Not long before that a famous DJ who helped popularize the drink died of a promethazine-codeine-alcohol overdose, according to published reports. USA Today reports that 8.3 percent of secondary students in Texas in 2004 used codeine syrup. (via Sip on syrup? Purple Drank too stupid and costly - CBSSports.com)
The greatness of the Raiduhs
It was a sports question for Final Jeopardy last night! How do you think you’ll do? Better than Meg, probably. The full question is after the jump, but rest assured, the answer is not the Jacksonville Panthers. (via Final Jeopardy Exposes One Poor Woman Who Knows Nothing About Sports)
Hoping to see much much more of this this season