July 6, 2009

The Downward Spiral of Quincy Carter

Dallas Cowboys fans, remember Quincy Carter? Either you forgot about him or trying to put the thought of him as your starting quarterback out of your mind. Well Quincy was released by his indoor football league team the Abilene Ruff Riders.

According to the Abilene Reporter-News, Carter phoned the team and said that he would not be showing up to the game on Saturday. Carter was released from the team during halftime of their game. With Quincy's pension for marijuana, he was probably blazing and had the munchies. And who can play football with the munchies. Just ask Rickey Williams.

But how far has Quincy Carter fallen? He was the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys from 2001-2003 replacing the hall of famer Troy Aikman. He even lead the Cowboys to the playoffs in 03. But during the 2004 offseason the Cowboys released Carter. Many speculated the Cowboys released Carter because of an failed drug test. But Cowboys management said they released him because of poor leadership skills.

After the Cowboys, Carter tried his luck with the New York Jets. Carter though relapsed and was treated for drug problems and bipolar disorder in Houston. By 2005, Carter would never take another snap in the NFL.

Since then, Carter has played for the Montreal Alouettes, Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings, Kansas City Brigade, and the Abilene Ruff Riders.

Also since his NFL days, Carter has been arrested multiple times. And you guessed it, he was arrested for DUI and drug possession.

Just this year he was arrested twice in Abilene. The first time he was arrested was for an outstanding warrant related to a DUI. Then he was arrested in May for failing to pay his bail bondsman for his earlier arrest.

Needless to say Quincy probably will never play football again. And I do hope he can get his life together before he ends up in a morgue.

UPDATE: Quincy Carter Reacts to Arrest (Big County)
Quincy Carter Arrested Again (PFT)
Quincy Carter Cut By Indoor Team (PFT)


  1. WTF happened to QC is right, the funny thing is some Cowboys fans really think he should be the starting QB right now! LOL...


  2. Cowboys fans wished Troy Aikman was still their starting QB.