In the wake of the off-the-field troubles of the Browns wideout JOSH GORDON, HOF receiver CRIS CARTER feels the Browns need to get rid of their talented wide receiver, offering that solution recently on a radio show. But fellow HOFer MICHAEL IRVIN feels Carter is out of line for suggesting such a thing while also revealing a personal vendetta against Carter for trying to upend his marriage years ago.
Appearing on the Dan LeBatard Show, Irvin explained his beef with Carter.
“The people start thinking that you have insight on the situation or the issue or the problem so when you come out and make those kinds of comments and you’re not in his sessions with his professional help, you don’t know what’s going on in those sessions, then you’re being irresponsible,” Irvin said via the Palm Beach New Times. “I was a bit disappointed Cris Carter made that statement.”
Irvin went on to say he thinks Carter is a good dude and means well, but trying to parallel his own failings as a young player to Gordon’s isn’t exactly a good thing.
“Now, isolation for Cris may have been the best thing. Separation, for Cris, may have been the best thing. For Josh, maybe it’s the worst thing.”
Then Irvin said Carter’s “ass is out of line” for suggesting Gordon be cut, revealing another incident involving Carter he says he never told anybody about.
“I’m going to put a little personal on this even though I love Cris to death. I don’t know what year it was we were in the Pro Bowl. And all Cris is trying to do, he’s just trying to share his experiences,” Irvin said. “He said to my wife — he said to my wife –you know, Michael would never come out of this problem until you leave him. Till you leave him. For years, I’ve held it. I’ve never shared that with anybody. I’ve never in my life shared that with anybody. I was so irked with Cris because he was out of line then. His ass is out of line now. He is out. of. line.”
Well alrighty then! If you don’t know, Irvin was a real womanizer during his playing days…even while he was married. It seems Irvin has held a grudge against Carter all these years for attempting to end his marriage. In Irvin’s eyes, Carter is trying to break up the union between the Browns and their franchise wideout as well.
It seems to me the everybody involved in this scenario “ass is out of line”: Gordon for his recent trangressions (DUI arrest being his latest ill), Irvin for being an adulterer and Carter for sticking his nose in the Browns business.
SOURCE: PALM BEACH NEW TIMES