Cris Carter says he never used stickum

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ESPN may not be saying much about Jerry Rice’s admission of cheating via the use of stickum, but one of its primary NFL analysts is.

“I never used #StickumGate , and @JerryRice isn’t speaking about me or for me,” Hall of Famer Cris Carter recently said on Twitter.

Carter elaborated earlier Monday: “God made my hands, he put #StickumGate on them, never a need to use anything but my God giving talent, and perfect it with a Jugs machine.”

So while no former receivers have come forward to say that, yes, they used stickum, too, one guy has said clearly and unequivocally that he didn’t.

Let’s see if any other receivers from the ’80s, ’90s, or more recently have anything to add, one way or the other.

138 responses to “Cris Carter says he never used stickum

  1. “I’m guilty of (bounties) — I mean, first time I’ve ever admitted it — but I put a bounty on guys before,” Carter told show hosts Mike Hill and Mark Schlereth. “I put bounties on guys. If a guy tries to take me out, a guy takes a cheap shot on me? I put a bounty on him right now!”

  2. This is part of the reason Minnesota has never won the Super Bowl. Unlike the dirty Saints and PEDhawks, the Vikings don’t resort to cheating for championships. I’d rather wait 100 years and see them win it legitimately than win any via means of cheating. #MinnesotaNice

  3. m’kay….nor did any of your teammates or anybody you knew. Must have been just Jerry at the time. So isolated that Madden would even call “to get that guy some stick’em” in his videogames and telecast. Dude please.

  4. Illegal is illegal, if it’s a banned substance then it’s off limits! It’s funny, Rice is trying to justify his wrong at the same time he’s trashing the New England for their wrong, him saying evrryone did it is like Bomds, Sosa, Clemens saying everyone did steroids in MLB.

  5. Chris Carter did admit that he and his teammates regularly put bounties on opponents whom he/they felt “had it coming to them” and that needed to be “taken out”.

  6. “God made my hands, he put #StickumGate on them, never a need to use anything but my God giving talent, and perfect it with a Jugs machine.”

    I wonder if that Jugs machine came loaded with blow?!?!

  7. I’d seriously be shocked if HoF’er Art Monk did … even when it was legal.

    – Titans Fan

  8. Don’t forget that the 90’s Cowboys all used to spray their jersey’s down with silicone to the point where Ben Coates’ game reception streak was ended against the Cowboys and he walked off the field complaining his hands were covered in Silicone and he couldn’t grasp the ball.

  9. Yeah, right!

    If you’d asked me (in advance) which former ego-centric player/attention seeking ‘boy-child-now-somehow-a-television-personality’ would come out with a statement like this, I’d have put all my money on Mr. Carter. He never disappoints us because he’s got something to say about everything.

    But did you ever notice that every time he steps into something like this, it’s to let us all know how pure he is and what a perfect and uncompromising player he was. WAS.

    That “I never used stickum” thing though? It does nothing to convince me that his hands were clean.

  10. i think carter was clean (of stickum). otherwise, people would dig it all up… remember #deflategate, #spygate????

  11. Does it matter if anyone used stick ’em back then, considering these gloves players wear today are basically stick ’em.

    Odell Beckham catch?

  12. Even worse last week, Hugh Millen said either the Broncos or the Cowboys used speakers in the Offensive line’s headsets in the 90’s:

    I played for a team, the coach has two Super Bowl wins, and there was an elaborate scheme to put speakers into the offensive lineman’s ears, and they had these custom made speakers, it was a covert operation, they would install it in a back room in the locker room on the road and what have you, and they did that week after week and presumably in the Super Bowl.

    He also mentioned the same team used to grease their jerseys.

    He also said the same team had offensive linemen who were caught with a substance on their jerseys and that the coach just shrugged when they were caught.

  13. I think you did. Heck, you must have used stickem, no other explanation. How do you like that, Cris Carter?

  14. If this keeps up, they’ll have to ditch all their player-analysts and get people who know what they’re talking about…

  15. Jerry Rice is a cheater pure and simple and now, a hypocrite, as well. For him to say, “everyone did it so it was a level playing field,” is pathetic

  16. Rice is using the steroid argument as in “everyone does them”. Carter is saying that it’s not true.

    I never thought that Tom Brady going for #5 would ever be that big of a deal. Now, I think it’s a real story for the next three years as former 49ers come out against Brady. I don’t know of Brady will get his 5th, but I love the way he responds to challenges and competes.

  17. patsfansincegrogan says:Feb 9, 2015 2:14 PM

    Even worse last week, Hugh Millen said either the Broncos or the Cowboys used speakers in the Offensive line’s headsets in the 90’s:

    I played for a team, the coach has two Super Bowl wins, and there was an elaborate scheme to put speakers into the offensive lineman’s ears, and they had these custom made speakers, it was a covert operation, they would install it in a back room in the locker room on the road and what have you, and they did that week after week and presumably in the Super Bowl.

    He also mentioned the same team used to grease their jerseys.

    He also said the same team had offensive linemen who were caught with a substance on their jerseys and that the coach just shrugged when they were caught.
    ==================================
    The Bronco linemen greased their jerseys in the 90’s. So they obviously are the team with the speakers in the helmets that Millen spoke of.

  18. He said he never used “stickumgate”. He never actually said he never used stickum or any other adhesives. He could be lawyering this.

  19. “But did you ever notice that every time he steps into something like this, it’s to let us all know how pure he is and what a perfect and uncompromising player he was. WAS.”

    Did you forget the part where he admitted to offering bounties to former teammates during the “BountyGate” crap, or did you just leave it out because it didn’t fit your narrative?

  20. As predicted — the Deflategate BLOWBACK continues …

    Chris Carter — new G-O-A-T. He’ll tell you!

    Let’s HAND OUT THOSE ASTERISKS!

  21. So what I’m getting from all of the haters who so readily condemn the Pats is that bending the rules, cheating, getting a leg up is OK, as long as you are not the New England Patriots.

    It’s OK for everyone else to do whatever they want and their dynasties will remain pristine with no loose ends on them.
    Just not NE.

    Sound about right, haters?

  22. Cris Carter really did have amazing hands. What a shame Jerry Rice cheated his whole career and took advantage of a banned substance to enhance his ability to catch the ball. It really is unfair to a guy like Carter.

    1) Randy Moss
    2) Cris Carter
    3) Michael Irving
    4) Jerry Rice
    5) Odell Beckham Jr

  23. I’d always assumed that Cris Carter’s frozen melancholy facial expression was caused by accidentally using stikum for aftershave lotion. I guess I had that wrong.

  24. @regishawk:

    It is unbelievable that the majority of these clowns have jobs on any network at all.

    I wouldn’t even hire them as color analyst on my local Access cable TV channel

    They are all sickening to listen to.

    My favorite by far is Sterling Sharpe; doesn’t endlessly boast about his career and isn’t the overt self-premotor most of them are.

  25. NFL hypocrisy at it’s finest. Ban stick-um, but allow receivers to wear gloves that are just as, if not more, sticky.

    No way Odell Beckham Jr. makes that catch barehanded.

    But back to the topic: CC never has passed up an opportunity to talk about himself.

  26. as former 49ers come out against Brady

    Yeah, and everybody else who ever lost to him.

    Loved those deflategate panel discussions consisting of Chris Canty, Marshall Faulk, and Kurt Warner.

    No agenda there.

  27. Why is this even an issue???? I don’t think it really “benefited” Jerry Rice on the field much like deflated balls didn’t “benefit” Tom Brady. Anyone who ever actually played the game thinks this is moronic commentary.

  28. tootitan says:
    Feb 9, 2015 2:12 PM
    Yeah, right!

    If you’d asked me (in advance) which former ego-centric player/attention seeking ‘boy-child-now-somehow-a-television-personality’ would come out with a statement like this, I’d have put all my money on Mr. Carter. He never disappoints us because he’s got something to say about everything.

    But did you ever notice that every time he steps into something like this, it’s to let us all know how pure he is and what a perfect and uncompromising player he was. WAS.

    That “I never used stickum” thing though? It does nothing to convince me that his hands were clean.

    =====

    CC’s actually been very frank when it comes to controversies. He admitted to putting bounties on opponents during BountyGate. That move doesn’t sound like he was trying to let us know how pure and perfect he was as a player.

  29. Chris Carter – you are such a liar and so full of yourself! I turn the TV right off whenever you come on.

  30. LA Times, Nov. 29, 1993 — San Francisco wide receiver Jerry Rice caught eight passes for 166 yards Sunday, none more spectacular than his one-handed grab on the sideline for a 48-yard gain in the third quarter.

    How did you do it, Jerry?

    “I had stickum on my glove,” he said. “That’s a joke — stickum is illegal.”

  31. jvibottomline says:
    Feb 9, 2015 2:57 PM
    Why is this even an issue???? I don’t think it really “benefited” Jerry Rice on the field much like deflated balls didn’t “benefit” Tom Brady. Anyone who ever actually played the game thinks this is moronic commentary.
    _______________________

    are you kidding??

  32. “Does it matter if anyone used stick ‘em back then, considering these gloves players wear today are basically stick ‘em.”

    Yes it does. If these former players are going to come out and criticize current ones for “cheating” even when nothing has been proved, then yes, if they violated whatever rules existed when they played it does matter.

    Its called a double standard. And if the media are going to trumpet what guys like Rice say they cannot ignore whatever infractions the former players committed. They have already done the damage with their claims whether or not any “cheating” is ever proven of those they have criticized.

  33. Chris Carter… A legend in his own mind…
    What a piece of trash!!!
    & he also thinks he’s off drugs….

  34. “bigbensbathroomseed says:
    Feb 9, 2015 2:58 PM
    Chris just used some cocaine to gain his focus. Which I guess is also made by God in his eyes.”

    Yes, because cocaine addicts are known for their intense focus…

  35. “But can he say the same thing about cocaine?”

    _____

    In the 80’s and much of the 90’s half of America tried cocaine, and many regularly.

    Have you ever had a life beyond being self appointed judge on how someone should live?

  36. Anyone who thinks this isn’t the same or equal to what the Patriots are accused of doing is an idiot. How can Rice now still be considered the best receiver of all time if he was making these catches with the football equivalent of glue on his hands? And to call out the Patriots based on an incomplete investigation, half-truths and contradicting “facts” while trying to justify his cheating as “well everyone was doing it” is beyond pathetic.

    And by extension what this does is taint the rings he won with Joe Montana. You want to cast doubt on what Brady has accomplished then you also now have to do the same for Montana

  37. C.C. didn’t use stickum just cocaine. Before anyone says I’m judging him no I’m not I’m just making a joke. Lots of people have tried drugs when they are young.

  38. This should stay in house or else you have everyone pointing fingers and denigrating each others accomplishments and tarnishing the NFL.

    It seems like those teams and fans jealous of the Patriot’s hard work started dropping dimes but that opened the floodgates for their own actions and hypocrisy getting exposed.

  39. Lets compile a list.
    We can start with these and add as we go
    The Niners have Salarycap infractions and Stickumgate.
    The Broncos have Salarycap infractions, Helmet speaker infractions and Silicone on the jerseys
    The Cowboys have Silicone on the jerseys
    The Steelers have cheating coach who steps on the field gate, the whole drug thing, and a crooked team doctor
    The Packers have INflategate
    The Colts have Noisegate
    The Vikings have Noisegate
    The Browns have Textgate
    The Saints have Bountygate
    The Pats have video and deflate gate

    I’m sure there are more but this is a decent start.

    BTW………When Charles Haley and Ray Lewis are the voices of reason on this matter…………pretty sad state of affairs

    Chris Carter……….Trent Dilfer shut him up the other day so he isn’t much better. Just another in that long line of hypocritical former players.

  40. Hack reporter/analyst….so full of himself he actually probably believes his own lies….zero respect for this self deluded drug induced coma lying mouth piece….yeah, some role model there!!!
    Just go away…. You’re a punch line in today’s society…. You played in some of the most corrupt NFL times…. You’re so lucky the social media technology wasn’t then what it is today or you’d have been exposed for ALL of your short comings!!!
    Just curious Chris, did you break down in tears while you lied to us all or just thank GOD to cover your BS??!!

  41. Chris’ form of cheating was to immediately start crying for pass interference on every single play in which he did not catch the ball. I’d rather watch a guy us a gallon of stickum.

  42. Can somebody please let Chris Carter use a kleenex to wipe all of that brown stuff on of his nose…..

  43. squishman says:
    Feb 9, 2015 3:43 PM
    Randy Moss was the best receiver in the history of the NFL. Too bad we didn’t have a long-term career QB to go with him.
    – – – – – – – – — – – – – – —
    pass some of that kool aid this way. and only then might i be able to agree with after i drink about a 5 gallon jug.

  44. I know he denied it, and there is no evidence that he did use stickum or do anything in violation of any rules, but I think if Rice used stickum then Carter did as well. Definitely. That’s it – the guy is a cheater.

  45. Pee pants Schlereth just said on NFL live that he and the other Denver linemen vaselined up their jerseys. I think we already knew that, though. What say the Denver fans about that and whispers of them actually being wired up for communication? Funny he didn’t mention these things years ago when he was pummeling NE for spygate.

  46. Helping catch the ball is exactly why people used stickum

    Jerry Rice had a drop problem early on, which magically cleared up once he started using stickum.

    Rice’s whole career is an asterisk-tainted lie.

  47. I grew up watching CC and I always thought he was a great actually LEGENDARY until he retired.. Hes always saying what someone should do or should’ve done and half the time he seems racist or tries to be a black activist one or the other but… aside from his mouth the guy made the coolest over the head, one handed, tippy toe catches in football

  48. The guy was a huge whiner, what is worse is that it worked. I remember him kicking a DB square between the legs after a play, and then crying to the refs to get a flag on the guy for taunting.

    ————————————–
    kmartin173 says: Feb 9, 2015 4:19 PM

    Chris’ form of cheating was to immediately start crying for pass interference on every single play in which he did not catch the ball. I’d rather watch a guy us a gallon of stickum.

  49. I’m surprised Bob Kravitz isn’t all over this story arguing that Marvin Harrison is the now the GOAT since Rice’s career stats were a complete fabrication by his own admission.

  50. I just spoke to Mark Brunell, Jerome Bettis, Hines Ward, Troy Aikman and Ike Taylor, and despite Carter’s denials, we all think he is guilty of using stickum and should just apologize and say “Sorry – I made a mistake”. I’m not positive, but I think I also heard Brunell sobbing in the background.

  51. This is part of the reason Minnesota has never won the Super Bowl. Unlike the dirty Saints and PEDhawks, the Vikings don’t resort to cheating for championships.

    *************************

    Well, that and they’ve just never been good enough.

    But as for them not cheating? You do realize they were busted by the league this year for heating up footballs on the sideline during the game, yes?

  52. I don’t know if he did or he didn’t but the one thing I am sure of is his almighty 15-1 Vikings were a missed FG from going to the Superbowl. That’s is my lasting memory of Carter, looking at his face when the Vikings lost his last chance at glory.

  53. These are amazing times to be a Patriots fan!

    Winning a 4th Superbowl and having Brady pick up a 3rd Superbowl MVP was sweet.

    Watching as all the retired NFL Patriot haters have the skeletons in their closets dragged into the public spotlight is even sweeter!

  54. And Tim Brown isn’t in the hall of fame why?

    As far as I’m concerned, Randy Moss was born with Stickum in his DNA based on some of his catches. Can’t punish people for their natural ability, only when they attempt to augment it.

  55. Carter had all those stats with quarterbacks most can’t even name if you didn’t watch the Vikings regularly. If heh as Montana or young, carter is the king of the receivers….same goes for moss.

  56. All the haters. Sad you jerk don’t like anything. So no surprise you don’t like Carter and what he has been through.

  57. Not sure why my comments were rejected. We played against him in HS. He does have large hands and is the best catcher in NFL history. I will be deleting thos site as I believe it doesnt serve any porpoise. Bye Mike. Watch my posts on other sites.

  58. In addition to losing respect for Rice by being hypocritical of the Patriots, I’ve lost respect for his “everyone did it” defense of using stick-um and, therefore, casting doubt on his contemporaries. He should have spoken for himself only.

  59. Chris, can you feel it? Everybody you ever played with is thinking about this. Every scrap of film with you on the sidelines. They are all being looked at right now. I would say that I hope your closet is clean, but in fact, I’m waiting on the dirt to rise to the surface. These are the kind of statements that break careers. I watched your rants after the Superbowl. You are angry at the Patriots, I get it. But get ready for inspection son. Because the world will be looking.

    Oh, and how does it feel that the guy that had more receptions than you when you retired admitted to cheating? You’re still at number 4 on the list… did you check if Marvin cheated too? How about Tony? Push this hard and you could be elevated to the all time reception leader… or… are you sure there was nothing in your past that could be considered being used for competitive advantage? Yes Chris… the world will be looking.

  60. Somebody is lying. Everybody is denying it and while I don’t believe in the, “Everybody did it defense”, we all know that stickum didn’t suddenly drop off cause the NFL decided to ban it.

  61. OK Then. I hope some NFL player comes and says Carter used stickum like everyone else.

    This is getting GOOD!

    The FREE FALL has begun!

    It is always the SWEETEST when those who cry FOUL smell the FOULEST.

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