Eh, this comment was meant tongue in cheek as we obviously haven't heard the details yet.
Difference between being a starter and SB MVP vs. the #4 RB at the deepest position on the team.
Still, no one's going to convince me otherwise that star players don't generally get more of the bene of the doubt than backups or reserves when it comes to their run-ins with the law. If the roles were reversed and Russell was the one that got busted for a drunk & disorderly, then a domestic, then a misdemeanor possession charge, I have a hard time believing that he'd still be on the team. Being a UDFA, the team has very little invested in him. A R1 pick is a different story.
I'd also be very surprised if this "sizeable amount" is anything near what others have jokingly suggested. If that were the case, he'da got insta-busted for possession/possession with intent to distribute or something to that effect. From the blurb I read at Scouts, he didn't even get arrested which may
explain why a team (granted, it is
Cincy) inked him so quickly to a deal. All Bengal jokes aside, I'm bettin' that they didn't know about this incident.