Deal exceeds Russell's financial goals, but holdout hinders playing time
The devil, they say, is in the details. And the early details on the six-year contract that JaMarcus Russell officially signed Wednesday seem to indicate the former LSU quarterback and first overall pick in the 2007 draft landed a devil of a deal.
One that even his mother acknowledged was worth the prolonged negotiations and the loss of all of training camp in Russell's rookie season.
"Oh, it was worth the wait," said Zina Russell-Anderson, who accompanied her son to the Bay Area, ...
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