Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver and current ESPN analyst Cris Carter admitted on Hill and Schlereth on ESPN Radio
that he participated in bounties during his NFL career.
“I’m guilty of it,” Carter said. “It’s the first time I’ve ever admitted it. But I put a bounty on guys before. I put bounties on guys. And the guys tried to take me out, a guy tried to take a cheap shot on me, I put a bounty on him, right now.”
Schlereth then asked, “A money bounty?”
“Absolutely,” Carter replied.
“Protect me. . . . Protect me from him. . . . Especially if he’s playing a different position where I can’t protect myself,” Carter said. “I’d tell one of them guards, ‘Hey man, this dude is after me, man. Bill Romanowski.’ He told me he’s gonna me out before the game, in warm ups. No problem. ‘I’m gonna end your career, Carter.’ No problem. I put a little change on his head before the game. Protect myself, protect my family. That’s the league that I grew up in.”
Carter was asked if he was the only one to participate in bounties and he replied, “Heck no!”
And this was really funny...
“Matter of fact, if I see a couple of them dudes that was trying to cheap shot me walking through ESPN, I’d put a bounty on them right now.”