Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Former Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter has apparently blown his fifth (or is it sixth?) chance to play "professional" football. According to reports, Carter was a no-show for Saturday's Abilene Ruff Riders game in the Indoor Football League.
But at least he placed a phone call to the coach -- at 3 p.m. on the day of the game. The Ruff Riders' coaches frantically prepared an alternate game plan, which hinged on a player who hadn't seen time at quarterback in nine seasons. And they won!
I absolutely loved this line from the report in the Abilene newspaper: "Riders general manager Barney Welch said at halftime of Saturday's game that he didn't know Carter's whereabouts but that the quarterback no longer was with the team."
Seems like a pretty good move on Welch's part. The team's other quarterback, David Bowie, had been released the previous Sunday after throwing several interceptions -- and refusing to perform a free concert after the game.
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