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Report: Carson Palmer claims he’ll never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again

Carson Palmer

As the Bengals continue to kick tires on possible quarterback prospects, it’s becoming more clear that Carson Palmer won’t be playing the position (or any other) for the team in 2011 or beyond.

Dennis Janson of WCPO-TV in Cincinnati reports that Palmer recently told a confidant, “I will never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again.”  (Of course, if Palmer plays for a team that plays at the Bengals, then he will.)

Palmer reportedly added:  “I have $80 million in the bank.  I don’t have to play football for money.  I’ll play it for the love of the game but that would have to be elsewhere.  I’m prepared to live my life.”

The fact that the dispute between player and team went public shows that Palmer is serious about leaving.  The sooner the Bengals realize that and trade him for whatever they can get, the better off everyone will be.

That said, they can’t trade him until the next league year begins, and the next league year most likely won’t begin until the labor situation is resolved.

Meanwhile, the only other quarterbacks on the roster are Jordan Palmer and Dan LeFevour.

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  1. jaggedmark says: Mar 1, 2011 4:34 PM

    Bengals fans sure are gonna miss those 39.5 passer ratings.

  2. mrlynch33 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:35 PM

    Trade him!…might as well get something for him

  3. jpiro says: Mar 1, 2011 4:35 PM

    Making things a tad awkward for your little bro, aren’t you Carson?

  4. zaggs says: Mar 1, 2011 4:36 PM

    Wait he actually banked some money? Wow, I’m actually impressed with Palmer and thats a first.

  5. jdmp86 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:37 PM

    And he’ll refuse to travel with his new team should they play in Cinci?

  6. joetoronto says: Mar 1, 2011 4:37 PM

    It’s nice to know that some of these guys are responsible with their money.

  7. gorilladunk says: Mar 1, 2011 4:38 PM

    Mike Brown was overheard telling a confidant…”the way he has played since he hurt his knee, I hope Carson Palmer never plays in Paul Brown Stadium again.”

  8. luckyjackaubrey says: Mar 1, 2011 4:38 PM

    I don’t believe him. The 49ers are slated to play in PBS this fall.

  9. Vegas Guy says: Mar 1, 2011 4:39 PM

    Maybe Carson could buy the team? We’d be fine with that.. of course, I think at this point Cincinnati would be fine if Art Modell bought it.

  10. seanmmartin says: Mar 1, 2011 4:39 PM

    I believe him.

    We all know about talented players being put on good teams or bad teams through the draft based on when they are drafted.

    Palmer managed to perform at a high level on a pretty crappy team within a pretty crappy organization. That’s a talented player right there. He wants to bring his talents somewhere he is more respected, somewhere he will compete for (a) championship(s).

    Barry. Sanders.

  11. tjp2033 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:39 PM

    If I were the Bengals I would call his bluff. He wont retire.

    Then again he stinks so I might trade him just to get rid of him.

  12. ijr213 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:39 PM

    I don’t think Carson realizes that whatever team he goes to will not be in any better position than he’s currently in. They’ll either be on the same level or much worse off.

  13. dietrich43 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:41 PM

    If Carson leaves, Dan LeFevour will be the only QB on the roster – Jordan was only there to appease Carson.

  14. stairwayto7 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:41 PM

    I guess he won’t play for an AFC team then! I will miss seeing Palmer throwing pick-sixs to Troy!

  15. thevillain112 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:42 PM

    By confidant you mean agent?

  16. thatdude2309 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:42 PM

    Get out Carson while u can still play QB. That is not a football team that is a joke of a team and u r wasting ur football life there. You should be on a team where they think about winning and want to play football Sunday throw sat

  17. lando1383 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:43 PM

    As a(n) (ex) Bengals fan , good for you Carson. Mike Brown sucks. No reason to care. I feel bad for the guys getting drafted by us. Sure, they’ll get decent salary, but they’ll never get to realize their full potential, play meaningful games, get recognition, or have a sniff of the HOF. What a sham of an organization. Mikey boy, kill yourself, no one in the world likes you.

  18. huskersrock1 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:44 PM

    I hope he gave this ultimatum to the Bengals privately months ago before he ruined his trade value. If he didn’t he is a punk, if he did the Bengals are just idiots.

  19. Lou Pickney says: Mar 1, 2011 4:45 PM

    If Palmer is willing to walk away from the game rather than play again for the Bengals, he’ll likely have to repay some of his signing bonus from that $80 million that he boasted about having in the bank.

  20. jhorton83 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:45 PM

    You know, Chad Ochocinco really does have a point. If he pulled this kind of crap, he’d be crucified for it as a “selfish player”. But when Carson does this, it’s just because “he wants to go somewhere where he can win”. Definitely a double standard.

  21. sfloyal says: Mar 1, 2011 4:46 PM

    I sure hope you step foot in Candlestick Park again…hopefully 8 times next season.

  22. marvin49 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:46 PM

    I think he’ll enjoy throwing the ball to Vernon Davis, Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree and Delanie Walker next year. ;-)

    Hey, a guy can dream can’t he?

  23. terrellblowens says: Mar 1, 2011 4:47 PM

    I am no Bengals fan, but Carson Palmer sucks. He’s hardly good enough to demand a trade, and he’s injury prone. These injuries have really messed up his career. If all he cares about is money, then yeah he can go ahead and retire, cause he’s set financially. The Bengals could probably find another QB to replace him without too much difficulty anyway. There are at least 15 QBs I would rather have on my team than Carson Palmer

  24. graham wieja says: Mar 1, 2011 4:47 PM

    i’m not a bengals fan, nor do I care about this franchise, but this lack of loyalty to the club that gave you that 80$ million in terms of hanging them out to dry on this situation is classless. If he had just gone about this in a silent fashion, you might still have my respect carson. Go back to southern cal and clean pools for 8 bucks an hour. Either that or act like a professional until the bungals bring in another classless fool with character concerns. The bungals be the bungals. Forever and always.

  25. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 1, 2011 4:48 PM

    Palmer reportedly added: “I don’t have to play football for money.”

    Nice to hear he’s willing to play for free with his next team.
    What a guy.

  26. marty2019 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:49 PM

    80 million bucks in the bank?

    I’m impressed.

  27. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 1, 2011 4:50 PM

    You Go Carson, if you go that means Bungles more than likely draft a Qb and AJ Green falls to the Browns! I always knew I liked this guy, Cinci doesn’t deserve you buddy, don’t let htem try to talk you into staying, take your kid brother with you too, he can do better!

  28. nothimagain says: Mar 1, 2011 4:50 PM

    Hard to blame Carson; Mike Brown has done an exemplary job of operating a franchise ass backwards.
    The fans from Northern Kentucky deserve better.

  29. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 1, 2011 4:50 PM

    jaggedmark says: Mar 1, 2011 4:34 PM

    “Bengals fans sure are gonna miss those 39.5 passer ratings.”

    I’m not sticking up for Palmer here, but I take those “passer ratings” with a grain of salt.
    There has to be somebody on the other end of a pass catching the damn thing.

  30. pftard says: Mar 1, 2011 4:51 PM

    The Bengals suck.., we all understand that.., but Palmer could show a little respect for the team that helped put $80 Mil., in his bank account.

    He can press ownership about his desire to play somewhere else, or retire, but to throw it around the press is disrespectful to the organization.., something every other team should take note of.

  31. mrlynch33 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:51 PM

    The worse thing the Bengals could have done is keep Marvin Lewis

  32. riley32780 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:51 PM

    Are the Bengals going to miss Carson Palmer?? Are they going to miss his winning ways in the playoffs? Are they going to miss a QB who throws a pick 6 at crucial moments? Are they going to miss someone who is too weak to take a leadership role? Are they going to miss his lackadasical attitude towards football? Are they going to miss overpaying the most over rated player in the NFL? Let him rot in California with his $80 million. I don’t wan’t to trade him, I want him to go out like the quitter that he is. Maybe he should join forces with Bobby Petrino and they can talk to each other about how great it is to quit on a team. Side Note – Cut his worthless, no talent, soap dodging brother too!

  33. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:53 PM

    Maybe he’ll just play away games for the Bengals.

  34. lunarpie says: Mar 1, 2011 4:53 PM

    Come to Oaktown Carson. We’ll make a real home for you. You’ll be away from TO and Ocho and be able to move a team forward!

  35. myeaglescantwin says: Mar 1, 2011 4:53 PM

    Bengals trade the 5th pick to Philadelphia for Kolb and Eagles 2nd rounder. Bengals trade Palmer to Seahawks for 1st round pick.

    but i’m an idiot for thinkin this labor deal will be done before the draft.
    this is dumb. ,

    hey carson, at least you werent drafted by the Browns.

  36. titanup1918 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:56 PM

    Easy solution….change the name of the stadium.

  37. johnnyshore says: Mar 1, 2011 4:56 PM

    I think it’s safe to say that Jordan Palmer doesn’t have 80 mil in the bank. I can’t help but wonder if he feels he is getting screwed by big bro because he will be expendable as soon as Carson is gone.

  38. cincity123 says: Mar 1, 2011 4:56 PM

    Is he so delusional that he doesn’t realize he’s one of the main reasons they’ve sucked for a big part of his tenure??

    The guy has zero charisma, zero leadership qualities, and has allowed every diva WR to come through that locker room to walk all over him. Unfortunately, he’s turned out to be a huge disappointment. The fact that he’s been able to stash away $80 mil for what he actually brought to the organization is sickening.

    Weak, Carson. Weak move. Go home and sit on the couch because you couldn’t cut it in the NFL. It’s absolutely impossible for Dan Lefevour to throw more pick 6s (or should’ve been pick 6s) than this guy did the last 2 years.

  39. ncsteeler says: Mar 1, 2011 4:59 PM

    $80M in the bank gives you a whole different perspective, especially if you realize you don’t need to have $100M to be comfortable for the rest of your life. (@5% a year = $4M/year) That buys a lot of beer.

  40. dexterismyhero says: Mar 1, 2011 5:00 PM

    Maybe both him and Matt Leinart can go to Seattle to be with Lil Petey.

  41. ottomanismydog says: Mar 1, 2011 5:04 PM

    Obviously the organization cannot pass their way down the field with Johnson and Owens. They needed to have a solid running game that works off the play action pass.

    Palmer knows thats why they were successful in the ’09 season.

    However – the ownership continues to make poor decisions (Owens/Bryant/keeping Chad Johnson).

    surprised it took him this long to see it.

  42. goodguyjohn says: Mar 1, 2011 5:05 PM

    Carson confirms what we in Kalifornia have known all along…The Midwest is a dreadful place

  43. lilsmoky says: Mar 1, 2011 5:06 PM

    Vikings have to try for him. They need a vet, at least for a while.

  44. coffinberry says: Mar 1, 2011 5:08 PM

    As a Bengals fan I get it. He wants out and I don’t blame him. That said, you signed the contract – at least work with the team enough to where they can get some things in place, be that sticking around for one more season etc. Crappy way to do business..

  45. kokoskmr says: Mar 1, 2011 5:12 PM

    Isn’t it time to the Jordan Palmer era to begin in Cincinnati?

  46. myspaceyourface says: Mar 1, 2011 5:14 PM

    Noodle Arm is making outrageous claims and demands.

    Funny.

  47. ochocinco85 says: Mar 1, 2011 5:15 PM

    This is what i have been waiting for!!!!

  48. dirtydolphin says: Mar 1, 2011 5:19 PM

    As a Fins fan i wouldn’t mind giving up a late round pick for Palmer. Granted he sucks, but he certainly sucks a whole lot less than Chad Henne. Shame no labour agreement will be reached before the draft :(

  49. coachstram says: Mar 1, 2011 5:19 PM

    Speaking on behalf of those, like myself, that are without jobs – I dont give a damn how much money you have in the bank.

    Kinda liked the guy until that stupid comment.

    Have a job? Hang on to it for dear life.

  50. diehardskinsfan21 says: Mar 1, 2011 5:19 PM

    Carson, welcome to Minnesota.

  51. billinva says: Mar 1, 2011 5:21 PM

    He can take over for Chucky Gruden in MNF when he goes back to coaching.

  52. 7370355q says: Mar 1, 2011 5:21 PM

    Going to be tough to trade a player who is at the twilight of his career and a contract that has him being paid more than $10 million per year over the next several years

  53. gdonz14 says: Mar 1, 2011 5:23 PM

    Foozie – yes, you are sticking up for him. Own it. Further – the several years with Ocho and Housh in their primes does not qualify as “someone to throw to” for CP??? Lastly – yes – ocho trade demands vs Carson’s were treated very hypocritically by the media. Carson should be skewered even more than 85 given Mike Brown’s ROI on each player. Only difference aside from the obvious is Carson will get what he wants. Punctuating and validating the double standard. AZ – Carson or Super-5??? Lose-lose proposition. Will be fun to watch.

  54. cwt123 says: Mar 1, 2011 5:23 PM

    Carson is just not that great. He’s a solid, not spectacular quarterback that doesn’t have enough “juice” to demand a trade anywhere.

    That being said, the Bengals management and coaching staff NEED to take responsibility for a team in complete disarray.

    I’ve said it before on this site. How Marvin Lewis still has a head coaching job is beyond me.

  55. jarobinewsome says: Mar 1, 2011 5:24 PM

    80 million in the bank??…maybe you don’t wanna go around bragging about that Carson. There is a little thing called a recession going on.

    Oh I’m sorry….that only applies to to us REGULAR FOLK!!

  56. thefiesty1 says: Mar 1, 2011 5:28 PM

    Some franchises just never get IT. Good for Palmer. Don’t worry about the door hitting you in the backside on your way out.

  57. geobh says: Mar 1, 2011 5:29 PM

    record 4-12 last season with suck wad palmer.
    for 12 mil. they can get anybody and win 4 games and put that money in the defensive side of the ball.

  58. urfinished says: Mar 1, 2011 5:30 PM

    I’m no Bengals or Carson Palmer fan…but…yeah…
    Does he think it is 2005? 6 years late to be pulling this threat. Actually not a threat at all anymore.
    Look at the numbers…2005 & 2006 were solid…that’s it. Granted he hasn’t always had the best o-line, but I think a lot of guys during that same stretch would’ve traded offensive situations with him.
    Be stoked you have $80 mil in the bank…I don’t know if it was the injury or what…but he was never the same. Sucks if that is the case.

  59. *Legion* says: Mar 1, 2011 5:30 PM

    > Dan LeFevour

    Sweet. Time for Cincy to bring the triple-option to the NFL.

  60. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Mar 1, 2011 5:31 PM

    “I have $80 million in the bank”

    That would mean he’d made over $130M before tax and then spent none of it! I think maybe he’s rounding up…don’t you think?

  61. r8rsfan says: Mar 1, 2011 5:31 PM

    This has been going on for a long time. IMO Palmer tried the classy, dignified way and it’s gotten him nowhere. Maybe the only way to get the message through to Mike Brown & Co. is to take an approach more similar to theirs.

  62. turgidsen says: Mar 1, 2011 5:31 PM

    Are the Bengals going to miss Carson Palmer?? Are they going to miss his winning ways in the playoffs? Are they going to miss a QB who throws a pick 6 at crucial moments? Are they going to miss someone who is too weak to take a leadership role? Are they going to miss his lackadasical attitude towards football? Are they going to miss overpaying the most over rated player in the NFL? Let him rot in California with his $80 million. I don’t wan’t to trade him, I want him to go out like the quitter that he is. Maybe he should join forces with Bobby Petrino and they can talk to each other about how great it is to quit on a team. Side Note – Cut his worthless, no talent, soap dodging brother too!

    ——————————————————————————————————

    Wow !!! TO is now posting to this site

  63. thetooloftools says: Mar 1, 2011 5:34 PM

    He will end up in Miami.
    I wish him well… as the Bengals are a grease fire.

  64. pooflingingmonkey says: Mar 1, 2011 5:34 PM

    “Report: Carson Palmer claims he’ll never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again”

    Neither will any sane person in Cincinnati.

  65. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Mar 1, 2011 5:35 PM

    They should cut his brother just to pi$$ him off if they want to play dirty..lol

  66. hobartbaker says: Mar 1, 2011 5:36 PM

    Carson later admitted the full “$80 million” wasn’t actually in the bank at the moment, but in the process of being returned from the former Finance Minister of Nigeria who needed it to facilitate the transfer of “hundreds of millions” from a numbered Swiss account. They just ran into some unforseen delays at the other end.

  67. geobh says: Mar 1, 2011 5:36 PM

    tired of hearing someone else say palmer says this or that. if he is serious about leaving, take your piece of crap brother with him. just have the nuts to call a press conference and be a man and tell everyone you
    are retiring with your 80 million.- minus what mikey boy takes back from you. i hope brown makes you sit out the remaining 4 years you signed on for, then you will be over the hill, no team will take you. see how many millions you have then.

  68. achap39 says: Mar 1, 2011 5:40 PM

    Good to know a guy who hasn’t had a 2-1 TD/INT ratio or QB rating above 90 since 2006 can still be a legend in his own mind.

  69. acerockefellar says: Mar 1, 2011 5:45 PM

    I used to be a carson fan until this. Hes a quitter and a loser. Please get him off this team. He’s not a leader. He wont ever step in PBS again even when his knew team plays here because he will be benched from throwing so many pick 6′s

    good riddance you quitter.

  70. bearsblow says: Mar 1, 2011 5:45 PM

    God the Bengals a joke organization. They are worse then the Raiders.

  71. stanklepoot says: Mar 1, 2011 5:46 PM

    Lou Pickney says: Mar 1, 2011 4:45 PM

    If Palmer is willing to walk away from the game rather than play again for the Bengals, he’ll likely have to repay some of his signing bonus from that $80 million that he boasted about having in the bank.
    _________________________
    No, he’s already passed the point in which he’d owe any portion of his signing bonus. Plus, this isn’t his first contract, and he was drafted high in the first round. Personally, I’m not surprised he was able to bank a whole lot of money. He comes from a wealthy family. In other words, he grew up learning how to deal with money, and he doesn’t have a whole lot of friends and family coming at him with their hands out. Nor is he going on wild spending sprees now because he spent his childhood living in poverty. Say whatever you want about his play since his injury, but Carson was never dumb or erratic. Oh, and to answer an earlier posters question, Carson has been telling the organization for quite a while that he wanted out. His comments about the seriousness of his desire to be off the Bengals roster escalated during private conversations with the team (although some of those conversations leaked out of course), and now it’s come to the point that Carson doesn’t seem to care if it’s private or not anymore.

  72. farvefromover says: Mar 1, 2011 5:47 PM

    I hate Cleveland

  73. tdk24 says: Mar 1, 2011 5:48 PM

    Sweet! He’s going to the UFL then!

  74. 7370355q says: Mar 1, 2011 5:50 PM

    Interesting that both the cardinals and 49ers play at cincinnati next season, so carson may have to step foot in paul brown stadium again.

  75. gregjennings85 says: Mar 1, 2011 5:54 PM

    Well, that’s retarded. What if his new team plays an away game at the Bengals?

    That is deal-breaker for his prospective new employers.

    I’m becoming my father with horrible dad humor like that.

    I should have quit while I was ahead.

  76. stanklepoot says: Mar 1, 2011 5:59 PM

    graham wieja says: Mar 1, 2011 4:47 PM

    i’m not a bengals fan, nor do I care about this franchise, but this lack of loyalty to the club that gave you that 80$ million in terms of hanging them out to dry on this situation is classless. If he had just gone about this in a silent fashion, you might still have my respect carson. Go back to southern cal and clean pools for 8 bucks an hour. Either that or act like a professional until the bungals bring in another classless fool with character concerns. The bungals be the bungals. Forever and always.
    _______________________
    Actually, that $80 million he banked was money he had already earned. When players are drafted straight out of college and have no say in where they play, why are they supposed to be automatically loyal to the organization? Loyalty is something that you earn, not something you an buy. I’ve heard enough Bengals fans, journalists and analysts say things about Mike Brown that I’m not surprised anyone would want out. The only difference here is that Carson seems to have come to the conclusion that he’d rather walk away from the game for a year than put up with Brown’s antics anymore, and he has more than enough money to back up his words with action and not suffer for it. As for how Carson handled it, he did start off keeping it private and behind closed doors. The problem with players not causing public problems, however, is that some people tend to think they’re not serious issues. As Brown continued to bury his head in the sand, Carson’s comments became more definitive and word started leaking out more.

  77. rickandj says: Mar 1, 2011 6:01 PM

    Vince Young for Carson Palmer. Book It!

  78. 4evrnyt says: Mar 1, 2011 6:04 PM

    This “report” doesn’t pass the smell-o-meter.

    First of all It sounds odd that Palmer would refer to the stadium by its specific name. Now the article makes it sound like its a direct quote so I’m taking it that he literally said “Paul Brown Stadium.” Is that really how he would say it? Wouldn’t he say, I’m never playing for the Bengals again, or I’ll never set foot in that locker room again. It just sounds weird that he would point out the stadium by name.

    Second, it’s seems highly unlikely that an intelligent successful adult like Palmer would make a boast about having $80 million in the bank.

    I’m not trying to claim conspiracy theory here but the quotes just dont seem to jive with a man of Palmers character and intelligence.

  79. bigpurple72 says: Mar 1, 2011 6:04 PM

    As a Vikes fan, I’ll gladly take him for 2 years as we develop the rookie QB that’s about to get drafted in round 1 or 2. Palmer is still in the top 50% of starting QBs in the league and on a team with good coach and other talent around him, he won’t have to shoulder the load to be a 10-6 team.

  80. hailyurii says: Mar 1, 2011 6:08 PM

    JORDAN PALMER ISN’T ON THE ROSTER PEOPLE! HE IS A RFA!

  81. rapmusicmademedoit says: Mar 1, 2011 6:09 PM

    imagine if he was a black player, this guy never won anything.
    i’m so glad ocho didn’t say this, they would have jailed him.

  82. stanklepoot says: Mar 1, 2011 6:12 PM

    jarobinewsome says: Mar 1, 2011 5:24 PM

    80 million in the bank??…maybe you don’t wanna go around bragging about that Carson. There is a little thing called a recession going on.

    Oh I’m sorry….that only applies to to us REGULAR FOLK!!
    _____________________
    What are you talking about? Palmer made the comment to someone in private to put an emphasis on the fact that he was serious about not playing for the Bengals (more specifically, not playing for Mike Brown) anymore under any circumstances. I don’t know how that qualifies as him going around bragging about his money. It was someone else that made that comment public.

  83. commentcentral says: Mar 1, 2011 6:21 PM

    Palmer’s probably a trouble making high wonderlic scorer

  84. r66x says: Mar 1, 2011 6:39 PM

    This guy is at best a slightly above average quarterback. His reported comments that he’d never set foot in Paul Brown stadium reflect unfavorably on his professionalism. If he’s got $80M in the bank, its because the Bengals treated him more fairly than he treated them.

  85. 8man says: Mar 1, 2011 6:56 PM

    Did he say which foot? Eighty million? Is he still living with his parents?

    Seriously, it has to be tough to watch guys drafted after him win and he doesn’t. Of course that could be on him as much as it is on the Bengals.

  86. brooklynniner19 says: Mar 1, 2011 7:04 PM

    Niners would gladly accept a trade for Carson. Jim Harbaugh.. make it happen captain !

  87. bensstinkyfingers says: Mar 1, 2011 7:07 PM

    farvefromover says:
    Mar 1, 2011 5:47 PM
    I hate Cleveland
    ————————-
    Cleveland hates you, but God and Baby Jesus will always love you and the Browns.

  88. 1pjw says: Mar 1, 2011 7:26 PM

    Less than 10 years playing and only has 8o million…….the players ARE really getting screwed.

    Good thing the fans are being treated well.

  89. commentcentral says: Mar 1, 2011 7:27 PM

    Maybe with that $80 million in the bank he can reimburse the people that bought their kids Carson Palmer jerseys.

  90. stevenr1227 says: Mar 1, 2011 7:45 PM

    Rumor has it in Tennessee they are looking to work a deal w/the Bengals…From a Titans fan I will take it could be worse, Collins is too old.

  91. moochzilla says: Mar 1, 2011 8:08 PM

    “Go back to southern cal and clean pools for 8 bucks an hour.”

    So Palmer has no right to get rich through athletics, he needs to be as poor and as miserable as you?

    That’s socialism, the belief that he shouldn’t be allowed to be rich because you consider his job “fun” and would “do it for free”. Which, by the way, you wouldn’t.

    I’m sorry he has a unique and in-demand skill (that enables him to make $80M) and you don’t. That’s the luck of the draw. He can draw that type of pay, who are you to say he doesn’t “deserve” it. You commie.

    What’s funny is that, if he made $80M bilking investors at Lehman Brothers, no one would say a word. They’d call him “hard working” and call any demand that he take less salary “punishing success”.

    Want to see a Reagan Republican become a Jimmy Carter-like thinker? Show him a guy who gets rich by working with his hands, or athletic ability! They can’t stand it!

  92. bigmikeyreturns says: Mar 1, 2011 8:08 PM

    Attention Marty Hurney….when the Big Deal gets done, you want to fly this guy down to Charlotte, have him throw a few balls, and talk business. That’s what I’m thinking. Draft defense and receiver, Marty! There you go.

  93. dirtdawg55 says: Mar 1, 2011 8:30 PM

    $80 million in the bank. That’s rich. Interestingly enough, Mike Brown was overheard the other day saying he used to have $80 million in the bank but then he gave it to Carson Palmer.

    In other Bengals news, their management team was quite excited about the prospect of being able to draft a highly athletic black QB. They reportedly said “we are kicking the tires on Akili Smith …”. Then someone ruined the fun and told them about Cam Newton. The single Cincy scout didn’t know who he was and was wondering if he was any relation to Fig or Isaac.

    Of course all of this deals a terrible blow to the Bengal’s playoff fortunes. Much like the opening of the season does. Marvin Lewis was asked for his thoughts on next year and he replied “Last year I sucked. Next year the players will”

  94. paulieorkid says: Mar 1, 2011 8:45 PM

    Why is everyone assuming the Bengals are the ones responsible for the $80M in Palmer’s bank account? Palmer did play at USC during the Carroll regime.

  95. drfever73 says: Mar 1, 2011 9:15 PM

    I wonder if Carson really said any of this. There is no confirmed source or name attached. On a side note I heard that his wife moved back to Cali in Nov. after fans dumped trash in the Palmer’s yard. Who knows, maybe there are marriage troubles dictating Carson’s decisions. If that is true then she had, I believe, twins and hauled ass for Cali leaving Carson back in Cincy. She could divorce and get 40 mil.

  96. mvpolamalu says: Mar 1, 2011 9:30 PM

    I don’t blame Palmer. There franchise is in the worst shape in the NFL

  97. handlethehandles says: Mar 1, 2011 9:54 PM

    Pretty bad when your franchise qb calls your team a lost cause….

    Heres a thought maybe just maybe the 80 million dollar question should be… Why do rich people (the ownership) seem to think they can fix anything…?

    If I played for a loser team year after year and had to deal with LOUD MOUTH WR and criminal players every year maybe I would want to go somewhere else where I could be a profesional..

  98. raiderapologist says: Mar 1, 2011 9:59 PM

    He’s got 80 million in the bank? Somebody didn’t get their money’s worth on that deal.

  99. whodeyneedsgm says: Mar 1, 2011 10:39 PM

    SCREW CARSON. I understand things were not perfect in Cincinnati-far from it. Like it or not the Bengals are the reason he had the money in the bank, they kissed Carsons butt even hired his brother. Carson wanted TO, he got him. When he came out in the draft it was documented he lacked leadership skills-yep still missing. I would rather watch someone play for the “love of the game” that the players would follow and gave it his all. I cant remember ever seeing Carson at any of the charity events in the area or buy in from day 1. SCREW CARSON.

  100. mac614921 says: Mar 2, 2011 12:38 AM

    Let him retire and live off his 80M. Him and players like him don’t deserve to play in the NFL. The players want their millions, the owners want their millions and the fans that make it possible for the owners and players to make their millions are the ones that are left holding the bag. If he’s a competitor and loves the game, then he’ll play and play to win. If not, he can retire from playing the game. He signed a contract to play for a certain amount of years for the Bengals. He didn’t sign a contract to play for the Bengals until he decided it was time for him to cry and go somewhere else. Make him retire and end his playing career.

  101. goawayeverybody says: Mar 2, 2011 2:31 AM

    I think it’s extremely admirable of Carson to have saved $80 million. Many professional athletes go broke, thinking that the money will last forever and they’ll always have work.

  102. CKL says: Mar 2, 2011 1:03 PM

    I don’t care how much money you make…simply playing poorly is NO JUSTIFICATION IN ANY WAY for “fans” throwing crap on your lawn and/or destroying YOUR property. In fact, it is loathsome behavior by those fans.

    I realize too that he is far from the first player to have this happen to him. It happens in other cities as well. Showing “class” is a two way street.

    The man has a wife and family and who could blame him for feeling that way when it’s possible the safety of his family is at stake and for no other reason than not playing well? Not I.

    That said, it would be disappointing if he is the one who said this for public consumption rather than it’s getting repeated not by his own efforts to leak it. I don’t care for “negotiating in the press” either by management or by players.

  103. dukeofthedawgpound says: Mar 2, 2011 5:02 PM

    Ohio is like the graveyard of Pro Football these days. Neither the Bengals nor Browns have won a playoff game since the mid 1990′s (Cincy 1990 season and browns 1994 season). So I dont blame him for wanting to leave. Good riddance.

  104. rapmusicmademedoit says: Mar 2, 2011 7:08 PM

    does carson palmer have any idea that he sucks and never won anything, i hope ocho tweets him and tells him…..

  105. walleyewall says: Mar 2, 2011 7:26 PM

    go home carson the raiders will take you

    the bengals need to suck it up as a franchise and start doing things the right way as in wake up managment, coaches, & players

    steelers
    ravens
    packers
    id hate to say the cheattriots

  106. laxer37 says: Mar 2, 2011 7:56 PM

    Palmer recently tweeted that he’s taking his talents to South Beach.

    Tha Dolphins tweeted back, “No thanks”

  107. ampatsisahypocrite says: Mar 3, 2011 1:59 AM

    Carson Palmer, the biggest choker ever to play QB, should be setting foot in the nearest health clinic, to learn the Heimlich Maneuver.

    Just consider it a little self-defense.

  108. Deb says: Mar 3, 2011 9:51 PM

    Good grief, it’s like Mike Brown is holding the guy hostage. What’s the point? He doesn’t have to play. He hasn’t been successful for the Bengals and they haven’t been good for him. Just let him go, Mike.

  109. bdickey33 says: Mar 4, 2011 10:59 AM

    See those Purple seats behind him! Hello Vikings!

  110. sungateman says: Mar 4, 2011 6:20 PM

    Maybe we have just stumbled on to the Bengals troubles in the past few years. Everyone blames Marv, Mr. Brown……let’s open our eyes. The way Carson’s acting doesn’t exactly say “LEADERSHIP”. Let’s say we hit the nail on the head. His actions certainly exude immaturity, and I don’t call that leadership. Sorry, Carson….I had your back until I read this. Grow up, and go away!!

  111. juancorsair says: Mar 4, 2011 11:26 PM

    diehardskinsfan21 says:
    Carson, welcome to Minnesota.

    As a Packers fan, I can only hope this becomes a reality. Collins, Woodson and T. Williams are going to love Palmer’s awesome passing style!

  112. bleedgreen08052 says: Mar 7, 2011 9:02 AM

    myeaglescantwin says: Mar 1, 2011 4:53 PM

    Bengals trade the 5th pick to Philadelphia for Kolb and Eagles 2nd rounder. Bengals trade Palmer to Seahawks for 1st round pick.

    but i’m an idiot for thinkin this labor deal will be done before the draft.
    this is dumb. ,

    hey carson, at least you werent drafted by the Browns.
    ____________________________________

    Considering how deep the draft is this year losing a pick is not an option for the Eagles. Normally Kolb would only be worth a 3rd but in this QB depleted league, Kolb is worth a 1st and maybe a 4th (depending on where the 1st was). Kolb will end up in AZ. Remember this is still a business and supply and demand is what drives it!

    Thinking that Palmer is worth it to the Seahawks is for morons. They have Hasselbeck, he cost the same, is Mr Seattle and is the same caliber if not better than Palmer. If the Seahawks were smart they would pay Hasselbeck, draft more on D and know that they are big threat as an up and coming team in a VERY VERY VERY weak division.

    Send Palmer to the Vikings…… For a 5th and a conditional 2nd (he will never meet the conditions but it makes it sound good). They can have Jordan to hold his brothers tiny jock strap too!!!!

  113. matteson11 says: Mar 7, 2011 6:04 PM

    WOW … where is the love? Heck, where is the LIKE?
    Palmer is getting trashed this way and that. I can’t understand how everyone is pummeling Palmer for pick6′s at crucial moments? Do we think that there weren’t 11 other guys determined to make Palmer’s crucial moments go wrong? Wasn’t there a reciever on the other end of the pass that could have done something to make it not a pick6? Was there, at least, 10 other Cincy players also responsible for those crucial moments?

    Not according to the postings … the Bills took his backup, and NO they didn’t have anywhere close to a ‘good’ year (4-12) obviously, but the Bills actually had a very productive year offensively … do I blame Fitzpatrick for the 4-12? No, I blame the swiss-cheese defense, 30+ points in an NFL game s enough to win in this league, but not without help …. another case of no ‘supporting cast’ … I stretch to say that as Bills fans we were happy the offense was producing and confused our defense was in the crapper.

    Point being, it takes many ppl to make a team.
    We’ve heard about QBs going to a ‘bad situation’ and that NFL analyst’s understanding that it takes MORE than just a great QB … it takes a team and an organization to foster winning …. I don’t think he had either going for him .. My $.02

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