CFL Player Takes TD Celebration To Opposing Team’s Bench And It Doesn’t End Well
Wide receiver Duron Carter -- son of former NFL great Cris Carter -- has had an interesting football career so far, including stops at Ohio State, Alabama, and the Indianapolis Colts. Unfortunately he only played 12 games for the Buckeyes and never saw the field for the Crimson Tide or the Colts. The problem? Academic issues kept him ineligible for much of his college career, and he got cut by Indy.
So he's been playing in the Canadian Football League, with the Montreal Alouettes. This past Thursday he caught a TD pass against the Ottawa Redblacks, and that's where we gt a sample of Carter's trademark unhinged personality.
After scoring the TD, Carter headed for the opposing team's bench, where he proceeded to bump Redblacks head coach Rick Campbell, who fell to the ground (possibly a flop). Then Carter jogged the length of the Ottawa sideline, being jostled and shoved by Redblacks players until officials grabbed him and took him back across the field.
For his efforts Carter was suspended for one game by the CFL today.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 1, 2016
Carter was ejected and his team lost, 28-13. NBCSports:
For his part, Campbell was fined, as a review concluded he could have done more to avoid contact with Carter (and could have been a better actor).
Two other Ottawa players were fined for the situation, Jermaine Robinson for a high hit to Carter’s head area on the catch, and defensive back Jerrell Gavins for throwing a punch during the incident and for an inappropriate gesture towards fans following his ejection.
So very un-Canadian.
Carter had a workout with the Vikings and signed a 2-year contract with the Colts in 2015, but only $25,000 of the deal was guaranteed. The Colts cut him before the season began.
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