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[WTF???] Broncos' Quinton Carter caught cheating in Vegas, faces Jail & 10k Fines.

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by blahblehblah, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. blahblehblah

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-s...rter-faces-felony-charges-225205681--nfl.html

    This is a "where do we start?" type of story.

    Here's the news: Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter is facing felony charges after a Nevada casino accused him of cheating at a craps game, according to the Associated Press.

    According to the AP report of the charges, Carter didn't exactly get George Clooney, Brad Pitt and friends together to rob the Bellagio for this caper. Oh, no, if the charges are true, this was amateur hour at its finest.

    Here's the key news, from the AP:

    Carter, 24, was arrested late Saturday at the Texas Station casino in North Las Vegas after security officials reported he was videotaped adding a $5 chip to three bets after the dice already rolled, according to a police report. Carter denied wrongdoing when police arrived.

    A Broncos spokesman told AP the team is “in the process of gathering more information.” According to an update by AP, Carter proclaimed his innocence via Twitter:

    "Regarding the matter that allegedly occurred during a brief trip to my hometown of Las Vegas, I am fully confident that when the facts come out I will be cleared," Carter said, according to AP.

    A few things here, regarding the report and accusation. "Past posting" is what he is being accused of. That's a cheating method in which you add to your bet after the outcome of the game has been determined. This was probably the way to go if you wanted to cheat a casino in 1983. No, never mind. It was a pretty ham-fisted method then, too. Casinos have technology to catch this stuff. They have cameras. A lot of them. Everyone who goes to Vegas knows this. Well, almost everyone. As an aside, Carter went to high school in Las Vegas and gave a North Las Vegas address when he was booked at the Clark County jail. Given he is a local, one would assume Carter is aware of casino security methods.

    The next thing that jumps out about the report ... $5 chips? According to the Associated Press, Carter is accused of "committing a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, a felony in Nevada that carries a possible sentence of one to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine." All for allegedly trying to get a few red chips out of the casino. Carter's rookie deal was four years for about $2.5 million, if you're interested. No word on whether he was comped a $7 buffet before he was arrested.
     
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    blahblehblah.
     
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    I have a meme idea for this, but too lazy right now to make it.
     
  4. Two Sandwiches

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    That would be just laughable if an NFL career was ended over five dollars. Not in a good way, either. I'm sure they'll work out a deal that involves just a fine.
     
  5. Pringles

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    Five dollars. What can you buy with five dollars? Cigarillo money I guess.
     
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    If true what an idiot. He could have just admitted to making a mistake and took his chip back. Instead it sounds like he decided to stick to his guns and challenge the casino. Smh
     
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  8. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!
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    Wait, cheating at gambling is a felony? What kind of bull**** is this?
     
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    Meanwhile the Aussie Casino gets ripped for 33 million. It was the old dipsie do distraction.
     
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    It's seems really unbelievable that a pro athlete would take such a huge risk for a payout of an additional $5...but then again these casinos have state of the art technology for catching cheaters, so it seems unlikely they would make an accusation like this unless they were really sure. Bizarre story.
     
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    the article does a poor job of explaining it but it he was trying to scam $15 not $5... not that it makes a difference lol. Carter was caught adding three 5 dollar chips onto his bets AFTER the dice had been rolled. When confronted he denied any wrong doing and was apparently caught red handed by the cameras, so the casino's called the cops. All according to a sport show i listen to on knbr 1050 san francisco hosted by Tom Tolbert (former gs warrior player).
     

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