Boxden.com---Today JaMarcus Russell was fined $10,000 by EA Sports for sending game footage of himself to several NFL teams early Monday morning. Sources say that Russell illegally obtained a copy of the unreleased Madden 2011 video game after visiting a voice-over studio shared by EA Sports and the company Rockstar.
Russell has been at the studio for the past few days working on a character for a different upcoming video game from Rockstar which is still untitled.
The video game footage was sent to the Patriots, Colts, Saints, Chargers and Cowboys. According to one a.ssistant coach who chose to remain anonymous the incident was surprising.
“It came packaged like regular game tape that we get all the time,” said the a.ssistant coach. “But when we opened it up there was a roll of money that obviously was a cheap bribe and when we put on the tape it was a got damn video game. And according to my son JaMarcus isn't even supposed to be on this new game so he had to create himself, which would explain the pin point accuracy this video game QB showed.”
The a.ssistant coach said that the 20 minute tape is narrated by Russell pretending to be none other than John Madden. While in character Russell praises his poise in the pocket, accuracy and his ability to freestyle rap. He adds that any team that signs him will get a deal better than the ones he enjoys at the restaurant Golden Corral.
When EA Sports learned of the leak they immediately asked all teams in possession of the footage to destroy it immediately. A few hours later Russell nonchalantly showed up to the studio where he was confronted by EA Sports officials. According to EA Sports Russell was unapologetic but did opt to pay the entire fine in crumpled $1 bills.
Russell was seen exiting the meeting with two KFC Double Down sandwiches had this to say.
“JaMarcus is a self promoter. If JaMarcus don't toot his own horn then there would be no music. And the haters can't dance with no music, you feel me?” said Russell. “And so far as this unknown mystery a.ssistant coach telling y'all lies about me sending cheap bribes it's wrong. JaMarcus don't send no cheap bribes. There was a nice piece of change in those packages. I know Jerry Jones feel me. I know the Patriots feel me. Scared money don't make money.”
It is interesting to note that Russell only sent the footage to teams with established quarterbacks. He has made it known that his desire is to learn the offense from a seasoned veteran before becoming a starter again.
It is rumored that the Rockstar video game Russell is working one will revolve around the “JaMarcus Hustle” moniker that many online sports forums refer to him as due to the money he received from his Raiders contract.