By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, June 20th, 2010 at 11:49 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Checking out for a couple of weeks of company-mandated vacation as of midnight.
(Don’t you just hate it when they tell you to get paid for doing nothing? I’d tell you to hold the jokes, but I know better).
Good timing, in that’s the ultimate dead time as far as the NFL goes, with most teams not getting serious about signing draft picks until the Fourth of July and with the Raiders having pretty much shut down activity with the outside world until training camp approaches.
Sorry if I offended anyone with the JaMarcus Russell post at the Andre Ward fight . . . except that, oh, I’m not sorry at all.
The guy showed up in Oakland, where Al Davis is on record as wanting $9.55 million from Russell, and I’m not supposed to mention it?
The most significant draft pick in Raiders history, in terms of where he was picked and dollars paid out, and it should be kept silent?
If that’s what you think, keep in touch with Raiders.com.
Hope all you dads out there had a great Father’s Day. Lost may dad two years ago and still haven’t adjusted to not having him around. Condolences to on-line guru Jon Becker, whose father passed away this week and who I’m sure was keeping in close proximity to his two young children.
It’s the best way to carry on, or at least it was for me.
Assume this space will be updated periodically in my absence.
I’ll be back in July.