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Monday, October 17, 2016

ALOUETTES RELEASE CARTER, STAFFORD

MONTREAL - Duron Carter's controversy-ridden stay with the Montreal Alouettes ended Monday when he and fellow receiver Kenny Stafford were released by the CFL club.

The team gave no explanation for the moves in a brief news release.

Neither player had a catch as the last-place Alouettes lost 22-8 in Calgary on Saturday to fall to 4-11 for the season.

Carter, 25, returned to the Alouettes this season after a year with the Indianapolis Colts. While he leads the team with 938 yards on 61 catches, the son of former NFL star Cris carter has been involved in a series of incidents.

He was fined by the team and suspended one game by the CFL when he bowled over Ottawa coach Rick Campbell at the sidelines after making a touchdown catch in a game on June 30.

In September, he got into a shouting match during a practice with quarterback Rakeem Cato, who had been named the starter ahead of veteran Kevin Glenn.

The following week, after Glenn was traded, Cato had a meltdown in practice, shouting first at Stafford and then at Carter over what the quarterback said was a lack of respect.

The situation between the players appeared to have eased as Cato then led Montreal to a one-sided victory over Toronto, hitting Stafford for a long gain on the team's first play. I was Jacques Chapdelaine's first game as the new head coach.

The Alouettes lost their next two games, however.

The moves came a week after the Argonauts released starting receivers Kevin Elliott, Vidal Hazelton and Tori Gurley, after coach Scott Milanovich had questioned whether some of his players really wanted to be on the team.

Carter and Stafford both sent out tweets ahead of the team's official announcement.

"Had fun Montreal! Much love! Much will be said in the next few days... Sorry I can't help Montreal get back to the glory days,'' Carter tweeted.

"Thank you to the city and fans of Montreal it was good while it lasted,'' tweeted Stafford.

Stafford returned to the Alouettes this season after a year in Edmonton. He had 16 catches for 215 yards.

The Alouettes stayed in Calgary after their loss and will practice there this week ahead of their game Saturday in Regina.

(Canadian Press)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Riders have a great group of young, talented and character guys at receiver. I am sure that Jones will steer well clear of these two.

Anonymous said...

Duran Carter is NOT Lawrence Phillips, but he is the same type of person where his brain clearly doesn't work properly. This goes all the way back to his time in college. He was not on the same page as Kato and end of the day out the door he goes. He needs to go where he has a Coach that can control him. He'll wind up in B.C.

Anonymous said...

Do the Riders take a flyer on one or both of these guys?
Don

Anonymous said...

Kato was with the Green Hornet.
Cato is with the Als!

Anonymous said...

Duron Carter may be a good receiver, but his attitude stinks.

I am wondering what he would be like on another team without his cousin Stafford, there.

Sometimes, in order to keep the locker room running efficiently, you have to get rid of the poison. We saw it a week or 2 ago in Toronto, and now in Montreal.

I don't think the Riders require the services of either one of these guys.

IMAGIRL