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Top Rookie in Record $31M Deal

Russell will train with Raiders this week for first time since June

(Newser) - The NFL's top draft choice, quarterback JaMarcus Russell, has agreed to a $31 million, 6-year deal with the Oakland Raiders. Russell is set to practice with the team this week for the first time in three months, ending the season's longest holdout. It is the richest rookie contract in league... More »

Draft Prospects Admit To Smoking Pot

NFL GMs hope to encourage candor, won't punish drug use

(Newser) - Three of the most highly regarded prospects in the upcoming NFL draft—Calvin Johnson, Amobi Okoye, and Gaines Adams—admitted in interviews at the combine that they have used marijuana. Nevertheless, all three are considered to be free of the kind of dramatic character problems that have plagued the NFL... More »

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