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JaMarcus Russell

Purple drank is growing in popularity in NFL circles

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Purple drank has being quietly growing in popularity the last decade. Now it has reached the NFL.

JaMarcus Russell was arrested for possession of codeine syrup, a key ingredient in purple drank. The concoction: typically codeine and the antihistamine promethazine mixed with Sprite or 7Up and Jolly Ranchers or other hard candy.

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