According to the Mobile Press-Register, via Pro Football Talk, former Oakland Raiders quarterback hit a new low as he was arrested today as a part of an undercover investigation for the possession of codeine.
What the arrest shows is that the Raiders didn’t do their homework on Russell.
There have been reports before of teams having trouble getting back ground information from friends and family of a draft from where he grew up.
The Raiders look to be one of those teams as apparently there have been rumors for a while now that Russell had a codeine addiction.
One of the things that I am surprised that nobody has reported on yet is if teams investigate the people that a draft pick surrounds himself with in regards to if they have criminal records.
In the end, this just goes to show that some teams need to do better when it comes to scouting.