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American Football: Carter visits New York

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Ben

posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 09:33 AM
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Free-agent quarterback Quincy Carter, released by the Dallas Cowboys on Aug. 4 after allegedly testing positive in violation of the NFL substance abuse policy, flew to New York on Monday night and will meet Tuesday with Jets officials, ESPN.com has learned.

League sources said that, if the session goes well, Carter might fairly quickly sign a one-year contract to serve as a backup to Chad Pennington. Several teams have inquired about Carter but most had opted to wait for a resolution of his proceeding in front of a special master, in which the NFL Players Association has charged the Cowboys violated statutes of the collective bargaining agreement in releasing him.

The CBA stipulates that a player cannot be released solely for violating the substance abuse policy. Dallas officials have insisted they were well within their rights to cut the player who has been their starting quarterback the past three seasons.

New York apparently was more aggressive than other teams interested in Carter, in part because it has no experienced depth at the backup spots. Carter has not been suspended by the league and is free to sign with any team.

The projected primary backup to Pennington, second-year veteran Brooks Bollinger, is sidelined by a sprained knee. The No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart is former CFL star Ricky Ray, who is in his first NFL training camp.

Basically, the aim of Carter is to get back into a structured football environment, maybe get some snaps this season, and then go back into the free agent market next spring as an unrestricted player.

Carter, 26, was the Cowboys' second-round pick in the 2001 draft. In three years, Carter started 31 games and completed 507 of 902 passes, for 5,839 yards, with 29 touchdown passes and 36 interceptions.




posted on Aug, 24 2004 @ 04:25 PM
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Good for him, he can get his career back on track now.



posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 06:31 PM
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He's back in rehab, supposedly still fighting an addiction and bipolar disorder.



New York Jets reserve quarterback Quincy Carter is back in rehab for an undisclosed problem, a source within the league said Monday.

Carter is seeking medical assistance at a treatment center, the source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press.

Jets general manager Terry Bradway said through a team spokesman he had no comment. A sports website reported that Carter also was being treated for bipolar disorder.

Carter left the Jets four days before their playoff game against Pittsburgh last month to be with his ailing mother in Decatur, Ga. The source said Carter had personal issues and was excused from the team.

A little while after his departure, he entered the program. Carter previously went into rehab in 2003 and 2004.

The Jets signed Carter to a one-year deal in August after he was released by the Dallas Cowboys. There were multiple reports that he failed a drug test. The NFL Players Association has filed a request for arbitration in the case.

Carter already was in the league's substance-abuse program following one previous positive test. A third positive test would bring a four-game suspension.

www.sportsline.com...



Ben

posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 07:18 PM
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i wonder if this is going to hurt his chances with future involvment with this franchise?



posted on Feb, 7 2005 @ 07:22 PM
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it sounds like he has the same problems that barrett had with oakland, quincy needs to get his demons under control, he is heading down the wrong path



posted on Feb, 8 2005 @ 08:06 PM
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Aieeee. It is so. What a waste of talent.

A lot of these guys come from such poverty (to be honest, Ming does not know if this applies to QC) Ming wonders how they can blow it all. There is help out there for him. He just needs to stop trying to be so cool (if that's what he thinks his substance abuse makes him) and get his act together.

Ming will not try to put himself in anybody else's shoes - since one never knows what the whole story is - or what demons are eating at him - BUT, he is a privileged athlete. It is sad to see that much talent go to waste.



posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 06:08 PM
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At some point, substance absue becomes less of a choice and more of a need. If you don't agree, ask someone who's tried to quit smoking several times. They'll tell you what it's like. So, blowing it all, as you say, is not something that I personally will judge someone on.



posted on Feb, 9 2005 @ 08:21 PM
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Ah yes, Gibbs is finally heard from.

In case you missed it, Baby, Ming said that he would not try to put himself in someone elses's shoes. That is, that Ming is not judging anyone. Ming's point, since it seems that you didn't get it, was that it was a shame and a waste of talent and God-given gifts.

Ming is not aware that anyone, even Baby the contrarian, can disagree with that.



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