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Former NFL and LSU QB Jamarcus Russell is no longer part of the football staff at Williamson High School. Although the exact reason for his departure hasn't been confirmed, it's pretty clear it stems from a lawsuit he's facing. According to court documents, Russell cashed a $74,000 check that was apparently a donation to the football program at Williamson. The check came from Chris Knowles.
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Knowles, a lifelong LSU fan, says Russell approached him in the summer of 2022 about making a donation to help Williamson football purchase weight-room equipment. After writing the $74,000 check out to Russell, Knowles said he later stopped payment on the check when Russell wouldn’t provide a receipt of the donation and quit returning his phone calls.

"JaMarcus Russell was relieved of his volunteer coaching duties at Williamson High School during the fall of last year," the school told WKRG Sports.
(The Spun)
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patillac5 days
Nick Saban/Jimbo Fisher recruit. Can’t say the dishonesty surprises me.
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Geaux Guy12 days
So odd. He has to still have money. Doesn’t he?
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WTFhappened12 days
Estimated networth is $4 million which takes into account everything he owns. I'd say he's burned through most of what he had earned. Still well off by average Joe standards.
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SECdragonmaster12 days
This is my shocked face. It seems way out of character for a wise man like him.
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bayou8512 days
You can't help those who won't help themselves.
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skrayper12 days
Stealing from kids.
It's an LSU tradition!
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Brettbest30812 days
Just a total embarrassment for the LSU program
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jizzle660913 days
Got released from his volunteer coaching job

lol.
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oline526413 days
Most overrated QB in LSU history.
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Yeahright13 days
He was very good at LSU but horrible in the pros.
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burke98512 days
It's funny we think he was good then we actually saw what a good QB in Burrow and Daniels looked like and he seems slightly above average when compared to those two. His biggest asset was his measureables
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Dadren12 days
Burrow and Daniels are all time greats at the position. They’re not just good. Jamarcus put up 3129 yds, 28/8, 67.8% in 2006 and was 1st team all SEC. That’s not “slightly above average” by any reasonable standard even if he is a lowlife.
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Godfather113 days
A fool and his money. And God knows we have some fools in our fanbase.
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Godfather113 days
“Russell cashed a $74,000 check that was apparently a donation to the football program at Williamson.”

Cringing…
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YStar13 days
Well LSU did mismange funds meant for children so it seems he was taught well at the University
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captdalton14 days
I remember being upset when he committed to LSU. Now, not at all.
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UncleLester14 days
This is a witch hunt. Really unfair to Jamarcus.

He’s a good guy.
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GeauxTigers010713 days
Try harder
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fokrab5014 days
Not defending JaMarcus by no means. But who writes a check out to an individual and then expect to take a charitable deduction ? For 74,000 - Really ? There are well defined rules set forth in the tax law on how this is done. And their pretty simple.
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GeorgeTheGreek13 days
Their and they’re is pretty simple as well, right?
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AUbagman13 days
Got 'em! Feels good doesn't it George? I'm so glad we have Internet hall monitors.
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Read IRS publication 526. This would absolutely qualify as an allowable contribution for the victim if Russell had followed through with what he said he was going to do done. As long as the school provided this individual with a receipt or letter with the amount and date of the contribution, it would be considered basically a cash contribution. Handing a check basically written to cash, It would be like handing a wad of bills to an agent of a charity. That is allowed.
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geauxbrown14 days
I hope there isn't one photo or mention of this guy at LSU. He needs to be erased from the schools history.
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There's this thing called the internet.
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CanebreakCajun14 days
Guess he blew thar NFL money. Smh.
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panzer14 days
Cecil Collins might be replaced....
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Mouche33713 days
Cecil Collins got his life together! He didn't just continue on a downward spiral. He figured it out. Russell, apparently, has yet to do so.
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Thracken1314 days
Purple Drank isn't paying for itself
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TigerB814 days
This guy had life on a silver platter and he took a big shite all over it. How can one continue to screw up life like this?
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HonoraryCoonass14 days
SMDH
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