• Cris Carter: Mike Brown took me off Bengals’ draft board, too

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jul 3, 2013
    Cris Carter, the receiver who was voted into the Hall of Fame this year, said today on ESPN that Brown has told him that the Bengals decided not to draft Carter because they were worried that he wouldn’t be able to stay out of trouble off the field. Today, Cris Carter, the Middletown native and receiver elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this year, said on ESPN that Brown has told him the Bengals decided not to draft Carter because they were worried he wouldn’t be able to stay out of trouble off the field. He said he regretted it because I was a local talent and he wished they hadn’t, but he told me, ‘Cris, I took you off our board based on the information we had.’” Carter was a great player at Ohio State, but he had a drug problem, and he was also banned by the NCAA for hiring an agent before his senior season. But that was only after the team that drafted him let go of him. Which means the Bengals who have had more than their share of off-field trouble makers were probably wise to take Carter off their draft board. “Coming out of college from Ohio State, I was a first-team All-American,” Carter said. But that was only after the team that drafted him let go of him. Which means the Bengals who have had more than their share of off-field trouble makers He took me off their list, too.

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