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The edge of reason

JaMarcus Russell carries the kind of talent that makes scouts throw logic out the window. But can he lift a franchise?

Updated: April 13, 2007, 5:28 PM ET
By David Fleming | ESPN The Magazine

Roughly 10 minutes after meeting JaMarcus Russell two years ago, Macy Grace Miles, the pigtailed, loquacious, three-year-old daughter of LSU coach Les Miles, announced that she was in love with the Tigers quarterback. After that, he was the only football player who mattered. She wore his jersey. She grew hoarse cheering for him. She even attended his mid-March pro day this year at LSU.

There, as more than 100 NFL reps waited for Russell to take the field, Macy Grace insisted on not one ...

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