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Cris Carter: 'I put a bounty on guys'

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08:05 AM ET 05.09 | Apparently there was more to Cris Carter during his playing days than catching touchdowns. [Carter] says he put "bounties" on opposing players as a form of protection during his 16-year NFL career. Carter, currently an ESPN NFL analyst, said Tuesday night on "Hill and Schlereth" on ESPN Radio that he would offer money to teammates to take out players he thought were trying to take him out. "I'm guilty of (bounties) -- I mean, first time I've ever admitted it -- but I put a bounty on guys before," Carter told the show. "I put bounties on guys. If a guy tries to take me out, a guy takes a cheap shot on me? I put a bounty on him right now!" When asked whether the bounties were financial, Carter said: "Absolutely."

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May 9, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Carter should've waited until he's actually in the HOF to let this cat out of the bag.

May 9, 2012  08:10 AM ET

Helluva thing to admit, some skeletons are best left in the closet.

May 9, 2012  08:12 AM ET

OK. But, it's a lot different when it's organized by a team's DC than when it's done by one player on his own.

May 9, 2012  08:15 AM ET

Well... This will give the former players leverage in their lawsuit.

May 9, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Cris Carter has always been about Cris Carter.

May 9, 2012  08:25 AM ET
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Oh Cris, you're retired. What an egomaniac.

Great player, but one of the all-time jerks in the NFL. And that's a lofty achievement.

May 9, 2012  08:26 AM ET

Pulling a Cole Hamels eh ?

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May 9, 2012  08:28 AM ET

god, this guy is such a doooooshbag.

May 9, 2012  08:28 AM ET
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Carter should've waited until he's actually in the HOF to let this cat out of the bag.

I hope he wasn't holding his breath on getting in anytime soon.

May 9, 2012  08:29 AM ET
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He's annoying, always has a story about something

Yeah, told in fragmented English.

May 9, 2012  08:29 AM ET
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I hope he wasn't holding his breath on getting in anytime soon.

Long line for tickets?

May 9, 2012  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He's annoying, always has a story about something

Yeah, told in broken English.

May 9, 2012  08:32 AM ET

darn double post. the second posted faster than the first. go figure.

May 9, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Well he wasn't going to do anything about it himself so why not pay a teammate to do his dirty work? What a dirt bag!

May 9, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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Well he wasn't going to do anything about it himself so why not pay a teammate to do his dirty work? What a dirt bag!

He went to Tonya Harding's Dirt Bag School.

May 9, 2012  08:40 AM ET
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Long line for tickets?

It seems that having a ticket is the only way he'll be getting in for a while. Maybe he can get a seat in the front row, so he can see how happy the new inductees are.

May 9, 2012  08:56 AM ET

Tomorrow's headline will redact this: "Carter, currently an ESPN NFL analyst"
and replace it with this: Carter, formerly an ESPN NFL analyst."

 
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