Most quarterbacks burn out of the NFL, and aren’t seen again. Quincy Carter is involved in a long, slow fade from professional football since his last NFL throw in 2004.
He may have finally bottomed out.
After two arrests this year, Carter was cut Saturday by the Abilene Ruff Riders of the Indoor Football League. His legal trouble isn’t what got him the boot.
According to the Abiline Reporter-News, Carter phoned his coached four hours before Saturday’s game to tell him he couldn’t play. (Fireworks plans?) Carter was cut from the team by halftime.
Unlike most Quincy Carter stories, this one has a happy ending. The Ruff Riders won their game 43-27 despite a 4-of-16 performance by their new quarterback.