OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15: JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 15, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** JaMarcus Russell
The former No. 1 pick of the Oakland Raiders, famous for wearing mink coats and taxing a heavy toll on the team's bench, needs to find a job soon.
Foreclosure proceedings have started on Russell's Oakland mansion, according to TMZ. If the former LSU star can't come up with $195,512.05 in backed mortgage payments in the next three months, his house will be auctioned off.
Russell purchased the house in 2007 for $3 million before he even signed his contract with the Raiders.
The 5,800-square-foot has six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, a four-car garage, four fireplaces and bay views.
Russell returned to his native Alabama after being released by the Raiders in 2009. His attempts to return to the NFL have been slowed down by charges that Russell was illegally sipping "purple drank."