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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 27, 2010

NFL: Raiders file grievance against Russell

AP Sports Writer

ALAMEDA, Calif. The Oakland Raiders are trying to get nearly $10 million back from recently released quarterback JaMarcus Russell.

The team on Thursday confirmed that a grievance has been filed seeking back wages from Russell. Yahoo! Sports first reported the story. The report says the Raiders are seeking $9.55 million from Russell in what was paid as salary advances for the 2010-12 seasons.

Russell was released earlier this month. He has been paid more than $39 million since being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft.

Russell won only seven of his 25 starts with Oakland. He completed just 52.1 percent of his passes in his career with 18 touchdowns, 23 interceptions, 15 lost fumbles and a passer rating of 65.2.