Purple Drank Gets JaMarcus Russell in Trouble

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JaMarcus Russell was arrested today in Alabama, according to AL.com, after authorities found codeine syrup in his home. The prescription cough syrup is an ingredient in Purple Drank, which is a mix of the syrup, Sprite, and Jolly Rancher candy and is becoming popular among athletes. He was arrested in his home after authorities conducted an undercover investigation. Apparently there were other people in the home, but JaMarcus was the only one arrested. No prescription for the codeine was...Read Full Story

Purple Drank: What Is It and Who Drinks It?

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Don't Miss Purple Drank Energy Drink ReviewLil Wayne Opens Up About His Past, Purple Drank & MoreThe best reason to party on a Tuesday: Mardi Gras! Purple Drank is a mixture of prescription cough syrup (like codeine), Sprite, and Jolly Ranchers, according to JSOnline. The illegal concoction is apparently gaining popularity with pro athletes, and is reportedly what Packers defensive end Johnny Jolly was drinking in 2008 when he was pulled over and then given a second-degree felony drug...Read Full Story