Quincy Carter's Career Goes to Pot, Again
My old pal Jaime Aron, a longtime sports writer for the Associated Press, notes that tomorrow, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will turn 65 -- and, yes, expect big doings during halftime of the Cowboys-Patriots game on Sunday at Texas Stadium. In his lengthy profile of Jones, Jaime gets Jones to discuss the team's copious ups and downs during his ownership -- and for Jerry, nothing was more down than the Quincy Carter era. Says the owner and general manager: "If you really pinpoint it, all of [the struggles this decade] started with the Quincy Carter business."
But things are looking up for Jones and his 'Boys. For Carter, not so much: We've documented his turbulent post-Dallas career, here and in the paper version of Unfair Park, but five months after he was cut by the Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings in the Arena2 league for missing meetings, Carter's in far more serious trouble. Says here that earlier today, Shreveport, Louisiana, arrested Carter and charged him with possession of marijuana -- how much, it doesn't say. Both the BattleWings' owner and coach have issued statements concerning his arrest, and they boil down to: It's sad, we gave him every chance in the world, good luck, shalom. --Robert Wilonsky