It's my Parting Shot to muse, out loud, about Duron Carter...
Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote many years ago in the poem, Locksley Hall, "In the spring, a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love."
For Duron Carter, the line in the poem is, apparently, rewritten to say something along the lines of, "In the fall, a young man's anger and personality gets the better of him!"
It was pretty much exactly a year ago when the Montreal Alouettes released the extremely talented football wide receiver after he clashed with quarterback Rakeem Cato and others. When word came out yesterday that Carter was involved in a practice skirmish with Roughriders defensive back Sam Williams, the "oh nos" and "here we go agains" where audible through the Living Skies of Saskatchewan, blown towards all corners of the province by the wind!
It remains to be seen how Chris Jones handles the situation. Unlike last year, where the Alouettes barely register a yawn from casual sports fans in Montreal once the Canadiens start playing, any kind of reprimand that causes the Riders to be without one of their top offensive threats just before the end of the season and potential playoffs looming, will be met with a "the sky is falling" reaction from Rider Nation!
Nothing comes easy for the Roughriders...then, again, when he was signed, Duron Carter brought an air of unpredictable behaviour in his carry-on baggage to Saskatchewan...and it appears to have been opened wide now!