The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.
Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter has issued an apology for telling NFL rookies at a league symposium in 2014 that they should “get a fall guy” to help them avoid trouble. Carter posted his apology on Twitter after an ESPN article drew attention to the remarks he made during a presentation last year.
With the New England Patriots still reeling from the #DeflateGate fallout (Tom Brady suspended four games and general finger wagging aimed at the team), we thought it’d be interesting to explore how the Minnesota Vikings stack up in terms of cheating.
With all the excitement surrounding the Vikings’ playmaking wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (Percy who?), how ’bout we take a look at some of the all-time greats at the position?
The Minnesota Vikings are still trying to turn the national perception of the team, but head coach Mike Zimmer doesn’t care. He only cares about what the team can control. Zimmer is optimistic that almost all injured players will be available to practice this week. The Vikings re-signed offensive linemen Brandon Fusco the day before beating the St. Louis Rams. The team made a roster move by reaching an injury settlement with Jamarca Sanford.
Get used to seeing the letters “L-I-I” around the Twin Cities. The biggest game in professional sports, the Super Bowl, is coming to Minnesota in 2018.
Minnesota’s bid committee erupted in cheers Tuesday when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement at the annual NFL owners meeting.
Cris Carter has finished off the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions Saturday night, the final member of the Class of 2013 to be enshrined. The emotional Carter, an Ohio native, needed six tries to make the hall, even though he retired as the No. 2 career receiver behind Jerry Rice. He choked back tears talking about his mentor Reggie White during his speech after being presented by his son, Duron. Carter referred to his problems with alcohol while playing three years for the Eagles before being released.
Cris Carter’s entry into the exclusive club in Canton will be commemorated with a bronze head-and-shoulders bust, like all of the Pro Football Hall of Fame members before him. His hands might be a more appropriate body part to feature.
Cris Carter is back in Minnesota for the first time since his election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
No one was more emotional than Cris Carter, who took six years to get in despite putting up some of the best receiving numbers in NFL history. He broke down in tears but quickly pointed out “it’s not because I’m sad.”
A lot of talented NFL players have yet to win the big one.
Randy Moss, Jared Allen and Fran Tarkenton — who’s your favorite Minnesota Viking?
Cris Carter made the remarks on ESPN radio, saying bounty hunting was part of the game when he was playing in the league.