“Just because you have money doesn’t mean you’re human”. These are the words once celebrated, first-round NFL draft pick JaMarcus Russell whose personal failures led to his exit from the league after only three seasons.

In a 12 minute video worthy of watching, Russell speaks out about his pain, his passion and his promise to  make it back again:

Watching this heart-felt docu-short just about forces you to have compassion for Russell. 

Sometimes we have to be brought down before we can rise up to be what we’re meant to be. 

I hope this is the case for Russell.

What do you think? Does he deserve a second chance?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

Angela Davis