Originally Posted by Stray
Neither side is right imo.
Carson had no problem with the Bengals losing ways, ownership, or head coach when he signed a contract that made him one of the highest paid players in the NFL. Now that he has a buttload of money in the bank he all of a sudden decides that he can't play here because of Bengals ways? Yeah okay. I hate how he's being made out to be a victim in this situation. He quit, and there's nothing commendable about that.
Mike is an idiot, but we all knew that already. He should have traded him to put the team first, but I'm not at all surprised that he didn't.
The only thing I'd say to that is that these NFL owners sign players all the time knowing full well who they're signing and then a few year later are able to release them before the contract expires.Don't get me wrong, I agree mostly with what your saying.It just doesn't seem right that Mike Brown could just release Carson despite his contract but it doesn't work the other way around.