ESPN analyst Cris Carter apologized on the air for having told NFL rookies to find a “fall guy” for criminal activity or other untoward behavior.
Video of those remarks, which the former NFL wide receiver made at a rookie symposium in June 2014, spread over the weekend, prompting his apology on ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown.”
Here’s part of Carter’s on-air statement:
I can’t make an excuse for what my mindset was. My heart was in the right place. I didn’t use words that I was very proud of. It’s not the kind of advice I would offer young people. I would never tell young people to break the law to avoid prosecution. It was bad advice. I really regret my words.