January 10, 2007
Good season made up Russell's mind
The JaMarcus Russell press conference Wednesday started late and ended abruptly.
However, there was no surprise in the reason for the media gathering. Russell announced that he was making himself eligible for the NFL draft and bypassing his final year at LSU.
"I want to thank coach (Les) Miles, coach (Nick) Saban and coach (Jimbo) Fisher," Russell said. "I want to thank everybody at LSU. They gave me the opportunity to represent this state. I want to thank the fans.
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