Duron Carter going to CFL Week, even if he isn’t (officially) invited

The most notable omission from the list of players the league has invited to CFL Week is Duron Carter.

But it turns out he is going after all.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver was named Newsmaker of the Year by the CFL itself but now that he’s making headlines for all the wrong reasons, Carter has been banished from the public line up. Carter is facing two counts of marijuana possession but has not been suspended by either the CFL or the Riders at this point, a sign he’ll play in 2018.


According to Carter, he’ll be in the Manitoba capital – he’s likely doing the TSN promo shoots – but he isn’t being made available to the rest of the assembled media and won’t be a part of any of the public and fan events.

One of the CFL’s most intriguing personalities, Carter brings a certain level of entertainment to almost every situation. It’s too bad that will be (mostly) missing from CFL Week.


60 Comments on Duron Carter going to CFL Week, even if he isn’t (officially) invited

  1. Best he stays out of airports there!

  2. Good times // March 14, 2018 at 1:24 pm //

    I won t miss him but he is Duron Carter and you can bet he will find a way to get his share of the publicity. Good to see that the CFL is not using him to promote the league thouğh. There are enough classy players in the league that don’t have legal issues.

  3. greenenvy? // March 14, 2018 at 1:26 pm //

    Don’t need the white noise that comes with him. If the subject matter doesn’t include “Duron”, the poor boy is lost.

  4. Provemewrong // March 14, 2018 at 1:34 pm //

    The league and the sliders should TELL him that he is not wanted at this event. He would be a great (sic) representative for young people… Look kids, smoke up, its what all pro athletes do…

    • I have a feeling you would be surprised at the number of pro athletes that smoke pot

      • greenenvy? // March 14, 2018 at 2:06 pm //

        I doubt anyone is. What’s your point?

      • Provemewrong // March 14, 2018 at 2:25 pm //

        I really don’t care if an adult, pro athlete or not, smoke pot. It will be legal here soon enough. What I find offensive is that this freak thinks that he (soon to be criminally convicted) would be a good ambassador for the CFL with what the league is targeting for its future fan base… Young people.

  5. Rocky Mountain High // March 14, 2018 at 1:40 pm //

    I’m just in shock! What does he mean by this tweet? Is he suggesting he should get paid for the media attention his off field actions give him? What an absolute idiot! Whatever he means he should know by now to keep his mouth shut given the circumstances he finds himself in.

    • thethinman // March 14, 2018 at 1:45 pm //

      Careful, Rocky, when it comes to anything Rider, ESPECIALLY the big baby, Rider Nation has a pretty casual relationship with reality. When you compare his results to the attention he gets, well, the most overhyped player in the CFL. But it’s hard to throw facts at the impenetrable green thicket.

  6. He has been good for the league and I am a ticat fan.

    • greenenvy? // March 14, 2018 at 2:20 pm //

      DC primer. 2009 Ohio State-suspension. 2010, the big time Coffeyville Community College. 2011 Alabama-forced to retake a class, suspension. 2012-late for workout, failed drug test. Bama says see ya. 2013-undrafted. Went to Viking & Saint camps but “goofed off & acted like he made the team.” Byebye. 2014-Quebec. Popp said Carter annoyed coaches/players by questioning plays. Got his act together in 2nd half. 2016-Rick Campbell incident, eventually kicked off team. 2017-more run-ins with coach, players. 2018-season hasn’t started yet & well, you know. Rinse repeat. Good for the CFL, Pikk? I guess if you’re a fan of the stupidity Moe Thigpen, Larry Campbell & Curly Carter bring to the league, great.

    • Yes, Carter has been “good for the league”…”good for nothing”. 44

  7. Blue rules // March 14, 2018 at 1:53 pm //

    It’s a beautiful Wednesday morning……Doh…. another story about Duron Carter….. WHAAAAAT??

  8. Edward Leslie // March 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm //

    Even though I’ve criticized Chris Jones’ out of control team, I admit that I like Duron Carter. He’s one of the CFL’s most talented players and he has personality.
    At least he isn’t a drug cheat (PEDs), hasn’t been busted for cocaine or heroin and he hasn’t abused any women. If he’d just refrain from clobbering poor Rick Campbell and tone down the weed consumption a little, he’d be a model citizen.

  9. Good times // March 14, 2018 at 2:12 pm //

    I don’t understand how he is good for the league. Because he blatthers on and on even though he has nothing useful to say? Because he truly believes that everything is all about Duron? Because he has some people convinced that he is the greatest player ever even though his stats do not support that? Because he was caught with marijuana by the border guards twice? Does that make him cool? If the CFL needs a conceited, arrogant, mouth flapping idiot to promote and represent the league, then the CFL is indeed in trouble.

  10. The Realist. // March 14, 2018 at 2:37 pm //

    What makes him or anybody else think he’s great? He only catches about 40% of his targets. If the Riders had any class they’d cut him loose, instead they gave him $70,000 for incidental expenses (lawyers and weed) over the winter.

    • Puck Hog // March 15, 2018 at 8:38 am //

      It is obvious you are a Rider hater, and If you really thought that DC was an inept receiver, why would you suggest for the Riders to cut him? As a Rider hater you should be glad they have signed such a poor player and not open your pie-hole and ask for DC to be cut. Methinks youthinks DC is a threat to other teams and therefore you spout off………

  11. Hahaha all the hate for the Riders. I come to this site just to read all the jealous fan bases spew their hatred because it’s funny for a few moments of my day.

  12. Riders4life // March 14, 2018 at 2:52 pm //

    So you all ditch DC lol the guy is human and makes mistakes. He never assaulted any body wasn’t up on cocaine or sexual charges . So what if he smokes pot on his time off away from games. Alot of people go to bars run there mouths off after drinking drive drunk cause accidents maybe killed people get in fights because if alcohol or heavy drugs. Most that ditch him just have nothing else to talk about lol . It comes down to it I rather smoke pot then drink as alot of players in cfl smoke it on there own time. So why not worry about your own team as DC will be playing against your team in 2018 and along with his teammates and will destroy most teams this year and destroy Edmonton party at grey cup. So you can whine all you want and ditch the riders but see you in Nov and see who’s crying the blues.

    • greenenvy? // March 14, 2018 at 3:32 pm //

      Rinse repeat. Rinse repeat. Yes he makes mistakes – every year. Rinse repeat. If he was learning something from it, great. Body by Atlas, Brain by Mattel.

      • $100 hands and a ten cent head

      • Great point Greenenvy. Rinse repeat. Rinse repeat. I like how you’ve said it several times now in this thread to really get it across. Great job. Good post. Another gem from Greenenvy. Rinse repeat. Rinse repeat.

  13. Carter is “all JACKED UP” about attending CFL Week…lol.

  14. The Pollster. // March 14, 2018 at 3:05 pm //

    Duron Carter just craves attention and 3Down accommodates.

  15. gold fan // March 14, 2018 at 3:36 pm //

    There should be one rule and applied evenly. If you are charged with a criminal offence you do not play and are suspended by the CFL. It should not matter what the severity of the offense that has been committed or accused of doing.

  16. Stay away Duron…..maybe take some lessons from Geroy Simon, Stegall, Pinball etc etc….these are MEN we could look up to….regardless of who they played for.

    • Dieter all the guys you mentioned have history, but it’s cute you overlook it to throw shade on DC

      • Yeah unfortunately he has history….not good history. Look back to college…he tried to play for 4 different schools….former college players called him a cancer,whiny etc etc….do you really have to be smart to figure out why the NFL won’t touch him?..He is a great athlete no doubt but just a dumb ass of the field.

  17. Greenland // March 14, 2018 at 3:57 pm //

    Love him or hate him. He’s got all of you talking about him again.

  18. Ya’ll are a bunch of clowns! Who cares about past mistakes or current mistakes for that matter that he’s making. He’s a hell of a player with a hell of a personality. Bunch of haters is all you are.

  19. Edward Leslie // March 14, 2018 at 4:02 pm //

    gold fan: Suspend players for ANY OFFENCE no matter what it is??
    So, if Rob Bagg gets charged with parking in a handicapped parking space, he’s treated the same as Trevis Smith, who spread HIV to numerous women?? I don’t know about that.

    • I sure that gold fan was making reference to CFL football players who are charged with one of the three categories of criminal offences in Canada, which are: summary conviction offences, indictable offences, and hybrid offences. A person parking in a handicapped space who gets a ticket for doing so would not be committing a criminal act…use your brain and some common sense…oh I forget; you are a SLIDER fan who hasn’t progressed past grade four (like many, not all, of the Slider fans who post on this site).

    • Green&Gold // March 14, 2018 at 10:25 pm //

      Or Joffrey Reynolds who was a woman beater

  20. C-L-O-W-N

  21. Haters, Duron Carter is good for the CFL abd Saskatchewan. He’s all world elite! All world athlete! All world Superstar! Its just plain old jealousy by people who wish Mr. Carter was on their team representing. End of subject

    • Provemewrong // March 14, 2018 at 7:41 pm //

      Edward. Carter is a FAILED NFL wannabe. Once his CFL career is over (likely soon) he will slink back to his dad’s shadow and remain a no body. Only thing he “represents” is failure.

  22. gold fan // March 14, 2018 at 9:33 pm //

    Edward maybe you should have a look at the criminal code. A parking ticket or traffic ticket are not criminal offences.yes some offences are more serious than others, however how do you determine who is and who is not suspended for this type of activity. We are talking about people our children look up too.

  23. Good times // March 14, 2018 at 10:58 pm //

    If Carter was all world elite, all world athlete, all world Superstar, he would be playing in the NFL, not the CFL. He isn’t even the best receiver on his team. Not even close to being the best receiver in the league. I doubt there are any teams pining with jealousy because they want Carter on their team. The subject will be over after he totally implodes and is banned by the league. Only a matter of time. But keep believing in him; I guess someone has to.

  24. Captain Jack // March 15, 2018 at 12:04 am //

    Mr. Duron Carter, he’s kool. Good for the little ole CFL. Agreed, world class two way athlete that nobody comes close to in the CFL.

  25. Edward Leslie // March 15, 2018 at 12:25 am //

    Lionsfan4life: Chill out buddy. I’m NOT a Riders fan. In fact, I was called a “hater” on the other thread about The Riders.

    Gold Fan: If you break a law, you have commited a crime. Hence the term “Criminal”. You are criminally responsible for breaching the peace and rules of the land.
    Nobody dislikes marijuana more than me (trust me!), but Carter getting busted for carrying a small amount of weed can’t be grounds for him being banished from our chilly nation.

    Good Times: Would you do us all a favour and check out an NFL site, if your opinion of the CFL is so bad.
    Enjoy those exciting fair catches, touchbacks and four hour long games, pal. I sure don’t!

  26. Good times // March 15, 2018 at 5:34 am //

    Why do you assume that I don’t like the CFL because I am not a Duron Carter fan? I do watch the NFL but far prefer the CFL. It is because I love the CFL that I don’t think that Carter is a good player to represent and promote the league. There are some classy players that are excellent ambassadors for the CFL, such as Mike Reilly, Ricky Ray, Andrew Harris, Brad Sinopoli, to name a few. Excellent players with excellent attitudes. Excuse me if I can’t put Duron Carter in the same category.

  27. gold fan // March 15, 2018 at 7:34 am //

    There is a big difference between a criminal offence and parking/speeding ticket. Edward give yourself a shake and wake up.
    There are players that are being suspended for PEDS . All players that bring disreputable conduct to the league need to be disciplined equably and fairly for all the players involved in the league.

  28. Jason Dinney // March 15, 2018 at 9:01 am //

    Bahahaha it’s fakin weed. But I guess all you people think it’s okay to be a staggering drunk! #doublestandards #lookinmirrorfirst

  29. likeitlikethat // March 15, 2018 at 9:23 am //

    right on Duron I will meet you outside and we can roll one up. We used to smoke one and go play hockey or football. smoke em if you got em

  30. It’s nice to know all these ppl making comments are watching players from their cfl teams who never ever smoke what is soon to be legal and smoked more commonly then cigarettes. You all should be proud to have players who cone out of tunnel of your stadiums with an extra piece of equipment called a halo.

  31. All you fat cats making comments with your cushion jobs don’t have a clue what it would be like to have your body banged up and would rather put manufactured pills made from chemicals in your body instead of something natural.

  32. Pennyrocker // March 15, 2018 at 12:25 pm //

    At least Carter got the right idea in chill out man. Especially when it comes to the rowdy fans. The fans can get carried away sometimes and go tie toe.

  33. Green&Gold // March 15, 2018 at 6:17 pm //

    Hope he doesn’t sue 3DN as per twitter

  34. The DC haters in here are hilarious. On one hand they talk about him like he’s useless, but on the other hand they worry about him now playing both ways on the field. Hyper talented player, generous guy, and doesn’t want a fortune to play ball in the CFL. Riders are a better team with him than without him. And yes – he smokes dope. And no – it won’t ruin his CFL career.

  35. Edward Leslie // March 15, 2018 at 8:37 pm //

    Gold Fan: Okay, fine. But it’s not without precedence that minor offences were lumped in with serious crimes.
    Ever heard of California’s controversial “Three strikes and you’re out” law? They used to have ANY three offences coukd get you locked up indefinitely.
    They figured you just wouldn’t learn and were incorrigible.
    Finally a guy with two previous serious offences got busted… for STEALING PIZZA! Sure enough, he got a life sentence!
    Obviously the “Three strikes” should’ve ALL needed to be felonies.

  36. Edward Leslie // March 15, 2018 at 8:44 pm //

    Hopefully that guy that that I mentioned, who got life, got his injust sentence overturned.
    LOL It would be funny talking to other harded convicts who told him that they got life sentences for murder and terrorist acts, and when they asked him what he did, he said “I stole a large pepperoni and cheese pizza with anchioves!”

  37. Colour me green // March 15, 2018 at 10:49 pm //

    Wow you guys just can’t get enough of this guy.

  38. Eskimoses // March 15, 2018 at 11:35 pm //

    Hey eddie…. yep, smoking dope is like… dope yo! the pm smoked it too and it din’t hurt him nun…. he’s gots cools socks too…. like…. dude….

  39. Raging Roumanian // March 20, 2018 at 6:45 pm //

    Duron is BIGGER than any CFL week, especially one taking place in Winnipeg.

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