With each passing day we continue to find out more and more about Cris Carter and his comments in which he told NFL rookies in 2014 to always have a “fall guy.”
Robert Klemko of TheMMQ.com says the NFL asked him last year to keep Carter’s comments off the record in an attempt to bury them.
I agreed to the NFL’s condition that I would not enter the small group sessions, and there would be one or two things the league could look back on and say, ‘that was off the record.’ When the public relations or marketing arm representing an org or a player facilitates access such as this, there is often a verbal agreement that certain details observed in the course of reporting may be negotiated for omission. Personally, I only agree to these omissions when the subject matter is immaterial to what I gather is the larger point of the story, which, in the case of the symposium, I believed Carter’s comment was.
When Carter said the words, “have a fall guy” in what was a light-hearted and animated session that at times made league employees in attendance cringe, the NFL’s Kim Fields looked my way and said, “that can’t go in the story.” I was torn.
You have to love how corrupt the NFL is and how they’re going after the Patriots for deflated footballs.