Duron Carter makes headlines with CFL post-touchdown antics

AP

There was a bunch of interest in wide receiver Duron Carter in early 2015 when Carter decided to leave the Canadian Football League for the NFL, but he never actually played in an NFL game.

Carter is back in the CFL, and he’s back in the headlines. After catching a touchdown pass Thursday night for the Montreal Alouettes, Carter took to the other team’s sideline to celebrate.

Before long, he bumped Ottawa Redblacks coach Rick Campbell near the Ottawa sideline, and Campbell ended up on the ground. It didn’t appear Carter reached out or really went out of his way to strike Campbell when Campbell confronted him, but Carter was on the wrong sideline.

The Twittersphere made sure Carter’s antics were viewed widely, and quickly. Several Redblacks players chased Carter down the sideline, and some made physical contact with him.

Thursday night CFL is apparently must-see TV.

Carter is the son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter. After signing a three-year deal with the Colts in the winter of 2015, Duron Carter ended up getting cut at the end of the 2015 preseason and spent the whole season on the practice squad. The Colts didn’t offer him a futures contract after the season, and he went back to Montreal.

50 responses to “Duron Carter makes headlines with CFL post-touchdown antics

  1. Not sure how he got out of the Ottawa bench without getting piled on and hammered on.

    Could you imagine if this happened in the NFL if a opposing player knocked over a head coach intentionally after a touch down? Bedlam.

    Also, Montreal really needs to put the benches on opposing sides of the field. The venue is an old field and there isn’t the room, but this was going to happen at some point given this design.

  2. I watched this game. He’s a clown. He should get a seasons suspension for it. He ran to the wrong sideline and ran into the opposing coach, knocking him down, then after players ran at him, continued along their sideline causing a huge scrum which got the opposition players tossed with him. Too bad. It was a great, not good catch. He took a Ronnie Lott type shot that would be a $37,500 fine in the NFL and held on. What a dolt.

  3. “Carter is the son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter.”

    And there it is.

  4. Keep in mind that both teams share the same side of the field as a sideline. I also noticed that this coach and many members of the Ottawa team were on the field of play when this occured

  5. They better not send him on a crossing route during the next meeting between these teams.
    He may not make it back to the sidelines, at least not without asssistance from the golf cart.

  6. At least he’s still working on his career, not pouting in America and acting like he is entitled to be on an NFL team.

  7. Reminds me of this gem from a year ago:

    “But nearly wasting an opportunity at a brilliant football career is something [Cris Carter] is intimately familiar with.

    The Hall of Fame wide receiver wants to make sure his son Duron doesn’t blow that chance with the Indianapolis Colts, though he admitted there was times he wasn’t sure it was going to work out that way.

    In a detailed and moving profile by Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, the elder Carter admitted he wondered what would have happened to his son if he didn’t get his career back on track.

    “I was scared to death, I really, really was,” Cris said. “I’ve seen so many talented athletes not do it the right way. … I know so many people who have tremendous regret in their life. And I felt like if he was not able to play in the NFL, he would have had a tremendous amount of regret, no matter what kind of career he went into. He would still have regrets that he should have played some amount of time in the league. He had the ability and the opportunity. And that would make it hard to move on in life.”

    After blowing through five colleges, it took a stint in the CFL to get his attention, and to get him a chance. Now, he’s got an opportunity to make it with one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the league in Andrew Luck, and learn from players such as Andre Johnson.

    Duron seems to get it now, after making so many mistakes along the way. And his father can only hope that unlike his own troubled career, his son has things figured out once he gets to the NFL.”

    (pft, June 5, 2015)

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    Yes, Duron surely gets it now.

    How often do we have to read about some clown who has supposedly now “gotten it”, who then shows his true stripes again?

  8. Cris Carter was a hot dog, too. (Great receiver, admittedly, but a head case. Still is.) Guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

  9. stampnhawk says:
    Jul 1, 2016 1:29 AM

    Not sure how he got out of the Ottawa bench without getting piled on and hammered on.

    Could you imagine if this happened in the NFL if a opposing player knocked over a head coach intentionally after a touch down? Bedlam.

    Also, Montreal really needs to put the benches on opposing sides of the field. The venue is an old field and there isn’t the room, but this was going to happen at some point given this design.
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    Not anymore. Now the players would need a safe space and grief counselors, and the coach would send a strongly-worded letter demanding an apology.

  10. So the son is as big a jerk as the father.

    Who’d have ever imagined that could be ?

  11. Few things. From what I understand, the two teams’ benches are on the same side of the field, so while yes Carter was on the Ottawa bench, his team’s bench is on the same side of the field. So he didn’t head “straight for the Ottawa sideline” so to speak. Two, he took a head shot on the TD catch. I’m thinking maybe his brain was a little fuzzy at the time of the incident meaning he didn’t know EXACTLY where he was. And three, does he have a fall guy?

  12. His dad will defend him, no doubt. Then he’ll advise him to wear another player’s number so he can tear that jersey off after doing stupid stuff like this and let the other player take the heat for it.
    The old saying that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree is certainly true in this case.

  13. bcgreg says:
    Jul 1, 2016 9:02 AM
    Few things. From what I understand, the two teams’ benches are on the same side of the field, so while yes Carter was on the Ottawa bench, his team’s bench is on the same side of the field. So he didn’t head “straight for the Ottawa sideline” so to speak. Two, he took a head shot on the TD catch. I’m thinking maybe his brain was a little fuzzy at the time of the incident meaning he didn’t know EXACTLY where he was. And three, does he have a fall guy?

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    Here we go. I love it when people rush to make excuses for dopes who do stupid stuff. It’s why we have so many problems in this country now. No one wants to make people accountable for their mistakes.
    I wish he’d have taken another head shot when he ran down the other teams’ bench area.

  14. getyourownname says:
    Jul 1, 2016 8:34 AM
    Reminds me of this gem from a year ago….
    __________

    Not sure which is crazier in that story: The conflation of playing in the NFL to having a productive life, the fact the guy having that view saw countless guys fail to make it in the league and plenty more bottom out after their NFL days had ended so should have a far different perspective than that, or how it fast-forwards past “making a roster” to “successful NFL career.” It reads like he’d already been named a starter and was going to be Luck’s go-to guy.

  15. “Carter 15 yards taunting”

    “Campbell, 2 minutes unsportsmanlike conduct, diving”

  16. I hear Chris is very disappointed. It’s not the way he raised his son. He always told him growing up that he should have his friend knock the opposing coach to the ground.

  17. I’m admittedly behind the times on this, but is “Redblacks” double racist, or not racist at all?

  18. I get the feeling that daddy will always bail sonny out, but how many colleges…..he’d better make it as an athlete could you imagine what his transcripts look like

  19. After watching that, he couldn’t or shouldn’t get an Nfl job..It was most peculiar behavior, and he really behaved like a lose cannon.
    He went nuts. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that he was Chris Carter’s son, like father like son.

  20. Like father like son, It was certainly very strange behavior. Looked as though he ran straight into the coach and knocked him flying. Who does that???

  21. weepingjebus says:
    Jul 1, 2016 11:27 AM
    I’m admittedly behind the times on this, but is “Redblacks” double racist, or not racist at all?

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    This is Ottawa’s 3rd attempt at a CFL team, so they’re running out of names. They decided to name the team after the traditional colour scheme for the city’s sports teams….hence REDBLACKS…yes, they officially use all caps for the nickname

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