Purple drank is growing in popularity in NFL circles
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.