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Does Jerry Rice’s aversion to talking stickum taint legacy?

So was stickum Jerry Rice’s dirty secret? Or maybe his sticky secret? The Hall of Fame wide receiver is the NFL’s all-time leader in receptions (1,549), receiving yards (22,895) and receiving touchdowns (197). Rice admitted in January that he put a little stickum on his gloves during his playing days. He was asked about it Wednesday on NBC Sports Radio, and avoided...
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Carter's 'fall guy' comments were not isolated incident

Since NFL Hall-of-Famer and ESPN broadcaster Cris Carter’s comments at the 2014 NFC rookie symposium encouraging rookies to “get a fall guy” emerged this week, everyone involved has tried to paint them as a once-off mistake in the heat of the moment. That may not be accurate, though, as Jets’ second-year tight end Jace Amaro told The New York Daily News Carter repeated...
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Brandon Marshall calls out Cris Carter for ‘fall guy’ comments

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall became the latest person to come out against controversial comments made by  Cris Carter when the Hall of Fame wide receiver addressed young players at a 2014 NFC rookie symposium. Carter during his comments advised players to find a “fall guy” in their crew to take the rap should they run afoul of the law. “If you all got a...
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Plaxico Burress goes off on Cris Carter over ‘fall guy’ advice

    Plaxico Burress knows plenty about getting himself into trouble off the football field, but the former NFL wide receiver insists he never had a “fall guy” in his crew. On Monday night, Burress went on a Twitter rant about the infamous comments Cris Carter made at the 2014 NFL Rookie Symposium. As someone who was fined countless times and once shot himself in the leg...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Klemko explains why he never reported Cris Carter comment

    The Monday Morning Quarterback’s Robert Klemko attended the NFL rookie symposium in 2014 where Cris Carter made his now infamous “fall guy” speech, but he never reported the remark. Instead, Carter’s advice to rookies that they obstruct justice and skirt the law when doing something wrong only became publicized by an ESPN feature about Chris Borland. Carter has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL asked writer to keep Cris Carter's comments off the record

The NFL knew about Cris Carter’s “fall guy” comments all along, and the man covering the 2014 NFL Rookie Symposium has finally told his side of the story. Robert Klemko of was that man, and he detailed his decision to go along with the league’s request that he not report on Carter’s comments in 2014. “I only agree to these omissions when the subject matter...
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Cris Carter apologizes after ‘fall guy’ video surfaces

    Cris Carter apologized on Sunday for some controversial advice he gave to incoming NFL rookies over a year ago. Last week, a feature story on former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland revealed that a prominent former player advised players at the 2014 Rookie Symposium to have a “fall guy” in their crew who is willing to go to jail if something goes wrong...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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ESPN analyst Cris Carter was the former player who told NFL rookies to “get a fall guy”

The in-depth ESPN The Magazine piece this week from Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru on 49ers linebacker Chris Borland’s decision to retire from football at age 24 had plenty of fascinating insights into the world of the NFL and head trauma, but it’s now emerged that one of the most interesting anecdotes in that piece happens to concern a ESPN colleague. In the piece, Borland...
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Cris Carter Advised NFL Rookies To Get A ‘Fall Guy’

If you’re an NFL rookie, and you’re sat down to listen to two Hall of Fame players tell you about the NFL life, you’re going to listen really close. It’s not often you can pick the brain of guys that have been to the top of the mountain in your field. In 2014, Cris Carter and Warren Sapp spoke to the incoming NFL rookie class about everything from realizing you have to take...
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Cris Carter made 'fall guy' comment referenced by Borland

Chris Borland raised plenty of eyebrows this week in an interview with ESPN, noting he and other rookies were told to have a “fall guy” in their crews to take responsibility for any wrongdoings. The man responsible for that comment is none other than Cris Carter, the Hall of Fame wide receiver and current ESPN employee. Here is the link to the video in which Carter...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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