I happened to know Duron Carter a little bit at Ohio State, so I've always hoped that he would get it together so he could fulfill his potential. A couple articles have been published in the last month that shed some light on what he's up to.
Carter is playing with the Alouettes in the CFL. (I'm sure we knew that.) He did pretty well, racking up 909 yards and 5 touchdowns.
The Alouettes signed Chad Johnson, so Duron may be competing with him for catches in the upcoming year. Duron's contract ends after this season, and the Alouettes seem to think that the young man will be in the NFL before long.
My favorite part:
In case you missed it, a 2013 USA Today article offered Cris's thoughtful defense of his son:
"He didn't commit a crime, he has no tattoos, he has no kids, and he's a pleasant kid. His thing is he hates school, though," Cris Carter told USA TODAY Sports. "And I'm his dad. He's really bright; he's got an IQ over 130. He just hates school. We gave him the pretest on the Wonderlic. He got a 28."
Once more, Cris repeated with emphasis on each word: "He. Just. Hates. (Bleeping). School."
I do think it's fair to say that, no matter your opinion of his work ethic, etc., Duron is indeed a very smart and intellectually capable young man.
Here's hoping his problems are in the past.