Cris Carter Apologizes for Telling NFL Rookies to Keep 'Fall Guy' in the Crew

Cris Carter

Cris Carter Apologizes for Telling NFL Rookies to Keep 'Fall Guy' in the Crew

Hall of Famer admits it was bad advice.

Published August 24, 2015

Cris Carter is taking the fall for his "fall guy" remarks.

The Pro Football Hall of Famer has apologized for comments he made a year ago at the NFL's 2014 Rookie Symposium, where he advised players to pinpoint a "fall guy" to take the blame in the event they get in trouble with the law.

“If you all got a crew, you got to have a fall guy in the crew,” Carter said to last year's rookie crop with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and fellow Hall of Famer Warren Sapp on stage with him, as reported by ProFootballTalk. “If you all have a crew, one of those fools got to know, he’s the one going to jail. We’ll get him out.”

With the video re-surfacing over the weekend, Carter took to his Twitter account on Sunday to apologize for the bad advice.


With Carter being an NFL analyst for ESPN, the network quickly distanced itself from his comments.

"We completely disagree with Cris’s remarks and we have made that extremely clear to him," ESPN said in a statement to the Huffington Post. "Those views were entirely his own and do not reflect our company’s point of view in any way."

The NFL called his comments "unfortunate and inappropriate" and added that they weren't repeated at this year's Rookie Symposium.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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