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Gambling charges against Quinton Carter dropped

Javarris James,  Quinton Carter AP

Prosecutors in Las Vegas have decided to drop felony gambling charges against Broncos safety Quinton Carter.

The Associated Press reports that Carter did not appear in court on Monday when the decision not to prosecute him was made. Carter was facing three felony charges related to an allegation that he added $5 to a craps bet after the dice had been thrown. Andrew Leavitt, Carter’s attorney, said that his client agreed to forfeit $1,000 in bail money as part of the agreement and that there were no official charges ever filed against him in the case.

Leavitt also told the AP that Carter was confused when he added to his bet and that he never intended to commit fraud. With the charges out of the way, Carter will be free to spend the offseason working with the Broncos ahead of his third NFL season. He played just three games last season because of a knee injury.

In the spirit of the original allegations, we’ve decided just now to place a bet that Carter will avoid prosecution. It feels like a winner.

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16 Responses to “Gambling charges against Quinton Carter dropped”
  1. miguelromerorhpat says: Apr 22, 2013 5:15 PM

    hope he didnt bet in the afc divisional game…

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 22, 2013 5:16 PM

    What a lucky guy.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 22, 2013 5:30 PM

    Ok I’ll take that bet for $5. It’s worth it to see if I can become eligible to be a whistleblower for illegal gambling. I’d probably get a check for like a million. ;)

  4. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Apr 22, 2013 5:35 PM

    Okay, so he through $5 on the table after the craps dice were thrown and because of that he faced 3 felony charges? Are you sure you didn’t leave something out of this story?

  5. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 22, 2013 5:39 PM

    Well, he’s on the right team for a cheater…just like they cheated the salary cap.

  6. jlinatl says: Apr 22, 2013 5:40 PM

    I realize they have to protect the integrity of the game and protect themselves from cheaters. But prosecution for $5 seems like it would have been a bit extreme.

  7. jimbo75025 says: Apr 22, 2013 5:56 PM

    jlinatl says:Apr 22, 2013 5:40 PM

    I realize they have to protect the integrity of the game and protect themselves from cheaters. But prosecution for $5 seems like it would have been a bit extreme.
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    The casinos do not mess around. In the old days, they would have just taken you out back and let him “fall off the curb”. Nowadays, they just see you got lucked and spend thousands of $ fighting a charge over $5.

  8. mazblast says: Apr 22, 2013 6:09 PM

    “Capping” a bet, like taking a bet back after a decision has been reached, IS a serious violation in Nevada. Just like you wouldn’t like it if the casino changed the result of the roll/spin/deal, the casino doesn’t appreciate people trying to add to the bet after they’ve won but before they’re paid.

    The casino has to play by strict rules. The players are equally bound to play by the rules.

    Now, the casinos don’t really want to prosecute these cases unless it’s about large stakes or the accused has been a real d**k–but they do want the accused to change his/her/its ways. I think that’s what happened here–Carter got the you-know-what scared out of him, he said the right things, it cost him a little money, so the casino and DA’s office said, “OK, but don’t even think of pulling a stunt like this again”.

  9. jprcox says: Apr 22, 2013 6:16 PM

    Wow – that is crazy. All that over $5?…seems crazy excessive….3 Felony charges??

  10. scrp2 says: Apr 22, 2013 6:18 PM

    That’s what happens when you try cheat a fine establishment like the Palace Station out of five bucks.

  11. nyyjetsknicks says: Apr 22, 2013 6:36 PM

    Thankfully they didn’t notice he got a free refill on his soda. Things could have gotten ugly.

  12. broncogang says: Apr 22, 2013 7:14 PM

    Sweet! That allows him to stay with us and compete for the SS position over Mike Adams. I’m sorry to all of you Rahim Moore haters, but I think he will be amazing next year. The way Carter played rookie season and having Adams as a back up or Dime player? Man we’ll be ok. Everyone forgets that we were number 2 on defense and we only lost the over-rated Dumbervil

  13. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 22, 2013 7:36 PM

    Next time that happens in Vegas, Carter’s ass will stay in Vegas.

  14. Fist of the Raven says: Apr 22, 2013 8:02 PM

    Doesn’t matter if it was $5 or $500. You want to prosecute the smallest fish so the bigger ones won’t mess with you.

    The United States did the same thing with wheat production during the Great Depression.

  15. helix828 says: Apr 22, 2013 9:48 PM

    Reminds me of that Dave Chappelle joke.

    “Sorry Officer, I didn’t know I couldn’t do that”

    Of course, it might be more believable if it had happened once instead of 3 times, but hey.

  16. rcali says: Apr 23, 2013 4:15 AM

    Really Vegas, you couldn’t make that up in the $25 resort fee you charge your guests so they can make toll free calls from their rooms?

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