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Old 06-20-2010, 01:14 PM   #1610
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Raiders fans welcome JaMarcus Russell back to Oakland

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on June 20, 2010 8:54 AM ET

JaMarcus Russell made a surprise appearance at a boxing match Saturday in Oakland. And here's the shocking part: he showed up two-thirds into the fight.

Just JaMarcus being JaMarcus.

Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune writes that Russell arrived wearing a University of Alabama hat and jacket, with sunglasses on. (Either he was hoping not to be noticed or he's wants to piss off the one fanbase that still loves him.)

Raiders fans warmly greeted Russell with rising boos as he found his seat. Someone in a Rolondo McClain jersey asked the quarterback for money back for season tickets. The boos rained down again when Russell left the arena, although one forgiving man gave the former No. 1 pick a hug.

If only Russell showed as much courage in the pocket as he did choosing his Saturday night entertainment

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