Russell to prove he's game-ready
By Steve Corkran
Article Launched: 05/16/2008 12:01:25 AM PDT
ALAMEDA -- First came a report that Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell had ballooned to 320 pounds or so. Then another and another, until it became almost an accepted fact.
Never mind that none of the reports attributed Russell's alleged 50-pound weight gain to Russell, his agent, a family member, or anyone from the Raiders. Or that none of the stories was accompanied by a photo as evidence.
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