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Old 10 June 2013, 03:18 AM
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Icon104 JaMarcus Russell and the Tale of the Blank DVD

If there’s a reason to root for JaMarcus Russell as he works out for the Bears, or at any other time the No. 1 draft pick of 2007 attempts to move his comeback forward, the Tale of the Blank DVD would appear to be the leader.

Rich Eisen retold the story on an podcast, attributing the information to Warren Sapp, who spent his final season in the NFL with the Raiders just as Russell began his career in Oakland. According to Eisen, Sapp said a Raiders coach had given the young Russell a DVD loaded with plays and ideas to take home overnight and critique. The following day, the story goes, Russell brought the DVD back and said he was on board with everything he’d watched.

Here’s the punchline of the story: The DVD was blank

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