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gg no re
03-01-2011, 08:13 PM
Carson Palmer is apparently determined to leave Cincinnati.

Palmer, who has demanded the Bengals trade him, told a confidant he "will never set foot in Paul Brown Stadium again," WCPO-TV in Cincinnati reported Tuesday.

Bengals owner Mike Brown said in January that he will not trade Palmer because the quarterback is crucial to the team's plans.

Several sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen in January that Palmer will contemplate retirement if the Bengals do not trade him.

According to Tuesday's report, Palmer said "I have $80 million in the bank. I don't have to play football for money. I'll play it for the love of the game but that would have to be elsewhere. I'm prepared to live my life."

Palmer hasn't talked to the media since making his trade request. A text message seeking comment wasn't returned. Agent David Dunn released a statement saying that "because of the lack of success that Carson and the Bengals have experienced together, Carson strongly feels that a separation between him and the Bengals would be in the best interest of both parties."

Palmer was the franchise's building block when it made him the first overall pick in 2003, Marvin Lewis' first season as coach. He led the Bengals to the playoffs in 2005 and 2009 -- their only winning records in the past 20 years -- and rebounded from severe knee and elbow injuries along the way.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6172018


I'm trying to do the math on this one... Carson's current deal lets him earn up to $118m, so that's a lot of frugality... but damn, Carson should be teaching personal finances to pro athletes.

Lucky
03-01-2011, 08:19 PM
I have $80 million in the bank. I don't have to play football for money.
Probably not the type of quote the NFLPA wants from their members right now.

Carr Bombed
03-01-2011, 08:22 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6172018


I'm trying to do the math on this one... Carson's current deal lets him earn up to $118m, so that's a lot of frugality... but damn, Carson should be teaching personal finances to pro athletes.

Carson also had endorsement deals early on in his career when everyone thought he was going to be the next Manning. However the reports about his personal life is that he lives relatively modest for someone with his bankroll and he's more of a family man. Which is why I have no doubt in my mind that he'll file for his retirement papers if the Bengals don't trade him. It'll be another Jake Plummer move.

gary
03-01-2011, 08:26 PM
i don't blame him because he has put up with enough garbage already.

brakos82
03-01-2011, 08:27 PM
i don't blame him because he has put up with enough garbage already.

Not yet, he hasn't played for the Texans yet. :kitten:

Carr Bombed
03-01-2011, 08:29 PM
i don't blame him because he has put up with enough garbage already.

If I had to play with Chad Johnson my entire career and then the team's plan to fix problems was to bring in Terrell Owens (and all of the thugs they've signed), I'd pull a trade or retire move also. Especially if I've already sustained the type of injuries Carson has.

gary
03-01-2011, 08:34 PM
If I had to play with Chad Johnson my entire career and then the team's plan to fix problems was to bring in Terrell Owens (and all of the thugs they've signed), I'd pull a trade or retire move also. Especially if I've already sustained the type of injuries Carson has.
Totally agree.

Trap_Star
03-01-2011, 09:20 PM
i don't blame him because he has put up with enough garbage already.

let's be fair, last couple of years he's put out a bunch of garbage as well.

hot pickle
03-02-2011, 05:38 PM
BALLLLLINNN!!!!!! :cow:

srrono
03-02-2011, 06:02 PM
I really hope palmer sticks with this to the draft so CIN may draft a QB thats 1 less DEF player taken in the top ten which helps the Texans

Texecutioner
03-02-2011, 11:02 PM
I like Palmer. Always have. It's a shame that his shoulder injury hindered his play quite a bit, because he threw a damn nice ball early on in his career.

I don't blame him one bit though. The Bengals organization is a circus and always will be as long as Mike Brown is in charge.

TheMatrix31
03-03-2011, 07:32 AM
Why NOT retire. Dude can do absolutely nothing for the rest of his life.

Seņor Stan
03-03-2011, 08:37 AM
I ran Carson Palmer's quotes through my Charie Sheen translator and it came out as

Duuuhhh...WINNING!

Norg
03-03-2011, 11:57 PM
Didnt he make all that money by playing in the NFL thats kinda a rude thing to say when it was cincy who prob gave him half that 80 million i know he went to college playing football how did he get all that money his is parents rich or something ???????

LonerATO
03-04-2011, 12:06 AM
He and his brother also invented that iOS app that tells you what you missed in a movie when you go to pee.

BullNation4Life
03-04-2011, 01:00 AM
I ran Carson Palmer's quotes through my Charie Sheen translator and it came out as

Duuuhhh...WINNING!

I'd say with 80 mil in he bank he is Bi-Winning....

DocBar
09-03-2011, 02:53 PM
LINK (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/03/carson-palmer-isnt-in-cincinnati-yet/)
I've been on the fence with this situation. I think both parties have made a stand based on their principles and I respect that greatly. I would be somewhat disappointed if Palmer showed up and played this season. I would understand it, though.