First, the good news: charges filed by Las Vegas casino Texas Station against star Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter have been dropped. Now the bad news: he’ll be forfeiting the $1,000 in bail money he had to pay when initially arrested. But hey, what’s $1K to a pro football player? As long as he keeps his nose clean from now on, that is.
Craps Game Blunder
At least the three counts of felony commission of a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment charges are going bye-bye. The charges were made following a night of craps play by Carter at the North Las Vegas casino, where eye-in-the-sky surveillance cameras captured Carter adding a $5 chip to his existing wager after the dice roll had already occurred: a big no-no. Even worse, the cameras caught him doing the same move three times, making it kind of hard to say it was an accident.
But, of course, you can’t admit something like that in court, especially after a negotiation with the court has been facilitated by your attorney, who had this to say, “Anyone who has ever played craps would understand that he made a mistake,” said Andrew Leavitt, Carter’s attorney, during the charge dismissal hearing regarding the March 9th incident. Well, that’s true; it’s definitely a mistake to let the security cameras catch you doing it, anyway.
Carter Wanted to Fight
Apparently no better at understanding the court system than he is at, ahem, allegedly cheating at craps, Carter, we are told, wanted to beat the charges at trial. At least he had the sense to hire a level-headed attorney who convinced him to go for the dismissal so that he could more readily focus on the upcoming training season.
“He had never played craps before, and I don’t think we need to worry about him ever playing again,” said Leavitt.
Maybe the next time Carter enters a Las Vegas casino, he can just repeat his attorney’s last name as an easy reminder of what to do.