Quincy Carter Only Wants $5 Million From Dallas

We’ve documented the troubles that have befallen Quincy Carter over the years, not to heap scorn upon him but to highlight the difficulties and pains of making it as a quarterback in a world that, for some weird reason, looks down on drug addicts. We’re with you all the way, man! Hang on, I have to snort a mountain of cocaine.

Quincy Carter is happy
(Carter, rejoicing after putting the entire 35 yard line up his nose.)

Where were we? Ah yes, Quincy. He hasn’t forgotten his unceremonious release from the Dallas Cowboys a few years ago, and evidently, neither has his attorney. According to SPORTS RADIO INTERVIEWS (via THE SPORTING BLOG), Carter told WCNN that he’s still owed a couple bucks from the ‘Boys for wrongful termination (audio at link). Nothing much, nothing that, oh, five milly couldn’t fix: Read more…

Quincy Carter’s Pay: $200 Per Game, $50 Per Win

Oh, poor Quincy Carter. We mean that literally: Quincy Carter is poor. Why else would he be playing football for chump change in something called the “Intense Football League”?

Ruff Riders tryout
(The Ruff Riders hold local tryouts. Okay, not really.)

According to the ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS, Carter’s new team is the “Abilene Ruff Riders,” which is, if we had to guess, a deft tip of the cap to Theodore Roosevelt and Dennis The Menace’s dog. Unfortunately for Carter, his salary is a long, long way away from the $455,000 he was making with the Cowboys and Dolphins a few years ago. In fact, it’s–oh wait, we spoiled the surprise in the headline. Yeah, $200 per game and a $50 bonus per win. Woo?

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WR Reggie Williams Blows Pay Day With DWI, Pot

Jaguars wide receiver Reggie Williams was on the verge of a serious pay day. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, Williams racked up 189 receptions for 2,322 yards and 18 touchdowns in his Jacksonville career, numbers that don’t blow you away, but still combine with his athleticism to ensure a number of teams would throw money around to get him. That might not be the case anymore, after Williams was arrested Friday morning for a DWI and was found with just less than an ounce of marijuana on him during the arrest.

reggie williams jaguars

(Williams: Not quite so smiley after Friday morning arrest.)

According to JACKSONVILLE.com, Williams was arrested at 1:59 a.m. on Friday, marking the second time Jacksonville police have booked the wide out for marijuana possession. When he was caught in 2006, Williams was avoided criminal time because of a pretrial intervention program. This time he might not be so lucky, and teams are much less likely to brush off the offense as a one-time indiscretion. After all, one arrest can be a fluke, two makes you a repeat offender.

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Brog: NBC Reporter Grills Fallen Hottie Sacramone

Another interesting find by 790 The Ticket’s Jorge Sedano today. Earlier today, we brought you the mean left hook of mega-hottie gymnast Alicia Sacramone.

Alicia Sacramone NBC Interview Andrea Joyce

Coincidentally, here’s some video from this morning of Sacramone getting cooked by NBC’s Andrea Joyce after her recent, disappointing Olympic performance on Balance Beam and Floor Exercise - which cost the U.S. a chance of competing for a gymnastics team gold medal.

Many are appalled by Joyce’s direct line of questioning, and perhaps it is a little over the top. But Joyce is only interviewing Sacramone like she would Kobe Bryant if the Redeem Team were to suffer a shocking loss. Aren’t they both high-profile Olympians?

Alicia Sacramone NBC Interview Andrea Joyce

I don’t blame Joyce for her approach, I blame those in the Olympic sports community for pushing often-prepubescent children onto a world stage, then expecting them to act like old pros with the media after they collapse under pressure.

The LONDON GUARDIAN’s Sean Ingle today from the Oly gymnastics competition: “I knew they were little - that’s hardly news - but this little? The minimum age to compete in the Olympic gymnastics is 16, many of these wouldn’t have been out of place in a year eight disco.

Maybe I sound like a prude, but I don’t think girls that age shouldn’t be thrust into that kind of environment, considering most are unprepared emotionally to handle the off-mat pressure the world media places on them. It’s sad all around. (And yes, I know, Sacramone herself is 20.)

Last night was Joe Beimel Bobblehead Night at Dodger Stadium, so the club had Beimel all over local L.A. media yesterday. One of his stops was KLAC-AM’s “Petros & Money Show,” where he talked music with co-host Matt “Money” Smith.

Joe Beimel Kid Rock Tattoo Punk Rock Baby

(Ask Joe: What’s better, a punk rock baby or Kid Rock tattoo)?

Earlier this season, Beimel let it be known during a chat on MLB.com that he was a lover of punk rock, and in particular, the Chicago-based band “Screeching Weasels.”

He went a step further on KLAC yesterday, revealing that he named his daughter, Claire Monet, after a Screeching Weasels song with the same title.

Now, with a punk rock band named, “Screeching Weasels,” you’d think there’d be some serious, off-color lyrics in all their songs. But in the case of “Claire Monet, ” you would be wrong. Drat!

Where’s Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious when you really need them?

ESQUIRE’s Tom Chiarella has a profile of Tom Brady in a September cover story.

Gisele Bundchen Tom Brady

(Brady’s baby, Bundchen’s twins off-limits)

I’ve no real interest in the piece, beyond the fun ground rules for the visit set up by Brady’s lovable agent, Steve Dubin. Dubin told Chiarella that Brady’s girlfriend, Gisele Bundchen, and his son “will not appear in the story. If you ask about his son, they’ll stop the car and drop you on the [expletive] 405.

Living on L.A.’s westside, I can confirm that our local freeway is indeed now officially called the, “[expletive] 405.”

Yes, Christmas is right around the corner (ok, maybe not, but stay with me) so I have a couple-three great gift ideas for the whole family. First off, the FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM brings us the Quincy Carter Christmas tree ornament (only $18.95!).

Quincy Carter Christmas Tree Ornament

It also comes with a voucher for one free phone call from the correctional facility of your choice (Lower 48 only, voucher valid with University of Georgia system student ID).

Actually, if I’m going to go gifting on newspaper websites, I’ll stick with the ORANGE COUNTRY REGISTER’s Allison Stokke framed poster for $215 (two for $182.99!):

Allison Stokke

If that stuff doesn’t move you, maybe this item from the Dodgers’ best fan website out there, DodgerBlues.com, catches your fancy … the MannyPack™!

Dodgers Fan Mannypack

I wonder if it includes two free drink tickets to Artie Lange’s less-famous brother’s next Laugh Factory set. I know I’ve cashed more than a few of those at Tony Rock’s weekly Comedy Store standups.

Ethan Skolnick of the SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL reports that in Plaxico Burress’ new book, the NYG wideout “rips” his former coach at Michigan State, Nick Saban. Read more…

Blog-O-Ramirez: Remembering Manny In Boston

• THE SPORTS CLUTURE looks back on the best & brightest moments of Manny being Manny: The Red Sox Years.

Manny Ramirez hugs female Sox fan

• FANSIDED compares the ongoing Brett Favre saga with Brendan Fraser’s latest “Mummy” movie, and isn’t entertained by either.

• DEADSPIN feels as high as a 46-foot fall onto a skateboard ramp, as ESPN’s X-Games begin once again.

• BUGS & CRANKS believes the White Sox got Ken Griffey Jr. to make Paul Kornerko feel better about being demoted.

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Blog Jam: Leyland Lashes Out About Timid Tigers

• THE WORLD OF ISAAC gets (r-rated) word of Tigers manager Jim Leyland unleashing his inner Lee Elia.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland holding bat

• Speaking of angry managers, HUGGING HAROLD REYNOLDS finds Brewers boss Ned Yost joining Tom Haudricourt in the blog bashing parade.

• YAHOO’s SHUTDOWN CORNER sure wishes former Redskin quote machine Dexter Manley was plying his trade in the days of blogs.

• Ryan Wilson of AOL FANHOUSE catches up with Quincy Carter, as the former Cowboys QB languishes on the Arena League sidelines.

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