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The 25 Biggest Joke Athletes in Sports History

9. JaMarcus Russell

Sport: Football
Career Years: 2007-2009
Career Lowlight: Arrested for having codeine syrup without a prescription.

JaMarcus Russell looked like he was going to be a star during his time at LSU. He was the size of a linebacker with the arm of Brett Favre. But he didn't have it where it counts, between the ears. Getting drafted by the Raiders didn't help matter either. Russell was more fixated with bling and sizzurp than he was with being an NFL quarterback, even testing postive for codeine after he was drafted. In his three NFL season, Russell was out of shape and frequently stunk up the joint with career numbers so disappointing we dare not speak of them. After he washed out of the league, he was arrested for codeine possesion without a prescription, derailing his comeback attempt until the offseason.

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