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Report: Life coach, QB part ways

Updated: April 16, 2011, 9:00 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

John Lucas is no longer serving as JaMarcus Russell's "life coach," Yahoo! Sports reported Thursday.

Lucas and Russell, who was released by the Oakland Raiders in May, had been working together since September in an attempt to get the quarterback into shape to return to the NFL. But the 6-foot-6 Russell lost motivation after initially working hard, and Lucas tired of working with an unresponsive Russell, the website reported.

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