Yesterday former NFL wide receiver and current ESPN analyst Cris Carter claimed that he placed bounties on opposing players during his career.
Former NFL linebacker Bill Romanowski was a guest on the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday and claimed that Carter is essentially lying about his bounty claim.
“It is absolute fiction,” Romanowski said. “If he could read my mind in pre-game, yeah, maybe he had it right. But I didn’t talk before games. I was in the zone. I was focused. I was thinking everything I had to do to help our defense, to help our team win a football game. That’s all that mattered.”
Romanowski stated that he never said anything on the field about taking a player out.
“I’d say something like ‘You’re going down,’” Romanowski said. “That’s about as much as I would say to a guy like that. Cris Carter, to me, at that point, he didn’t really mean anything. If it was a tight end or somebody that I really had to battle in the trenches with on every play it’s a different story, but he was a receiver.”
Romanowski claims that if Carter ever placed a bounty on him it never worked.
“If he put a bounty on me, it wasn’t very good because it didn’t work,” Romanowski said. “I just think this is his way of trying to make himself relevant for what is going on now.”
It really wouldn’t surprise me at all if Carter made up his bounty story. It sound a bit fabricated, but you never know.