Denver Broncos’ Quinton Carter charged in Casino Cheating Case
Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter was accused of cheating in craps by a Nevada casino and now faces felony charges. The Texas Station Casino has video surveillance evidence that shows Carter adding a $5 chip to three different bets after the dice were rolled. The 24-year-old now faces three felony charges of fraudulent acts in a gaming establishment; each count carries a 1-6 year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.
Obviously these are some pretty serious charges facing Carter. However, he doesn’t seem too worried about the ordeal after saying, “Regarding the matter that allegedly occurred during a brief trip to my hometown of Las Vegas, I am fully confident that when the facts come out I will be cleared.”
Carter’s defense attorney, Andrew Leavitt, also weighed in on the matter by stating, “He was confused when he made the bet. He didn’t know how to play the game. He wasn’t trying to cheat anyone.” Leavitt added that he hopes to resolve the case before Carter is supposed to face a Las Vegas judge on April 18th.
This isn’t the NFL player’s first brush with the law since he was also busted in 2011 for misdemeanor marijuana possession. He faces additional charges for this crime since he failed to adequately complete drug counseling. Leavitt said that Carter did in fact complete his counseling, but didn’t submit proof to the court.
As for his football career, Quinton Carter was a star player at Cheyenne High School in North Las Vegas. From here, he attended the University of Oklahoma, where he became a star in his junior and senior years.
The Broncos selected him in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Carter quickly ascended to a starting safety role opposite Brian Dawkins. After recording 58 tackles and a sack in his rookie year, Carter was injured in 2012 and played just three games.
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