Former Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell was in court Tuesday and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Russell, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft, was arrested July 5 after a bottle of codeine syrup was found in his Mobile, Ala., home. He did not have a prescription for the opiate.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Aug. 11.
Oakland cut Russell in May after three disappointing seasons.
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