Former Raider JaMarcus Russell Arrested for . . . Illegal Cough Syrup?

Man, this clod can’t even get arrested for something of NFL caliber like cocaine or even 100 lbs of weed. He’s arrested for having extra strength Robitussen.! What next, stealing some kid’s lunch money?

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell was arrested today and accused of possession of a controlled substance, according to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. The substance was codeine syrup, spokeswoman Lori Myles said.

Myles said Russell was arrested at his home early this afternoon during an undercover investigation. Police did not find a prescription for the codeine during their search, Myles said. Other people were on the property, but Russell was the only one arrested, according to Myles.

UPDATE: Have you ever heard comedian Chris Rocks’ take on the power of Robitussin?