Eight little words from Duron Carter on Twitter sparked an evening of speculation around receiver’s future with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
It was fun while it lasted… love y'all
— Duron Carter (@DC_CHILLIN_8) October 16, 2017
“It was a fun while it lasted. Love y’all,” the tweet read.
In the aftermath of his post, it came out that Carter and defensive back Sam Williams had gotten into a fistfight at practice earlier in the day.
3 Down Nation reported that Carter was in an altercation with a defensive player that could lead to his suspension.
— Justin Dunk (@JDunk12) October 17, 2017
While Arash Madani posted a more detailed report that stated Carter and Williams were “summoned by a member of the staff to ‘fight'”.
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) October 17, 2017
It was later confirmed that neither Carter, Williams or receiver Bakari Grant – who according to Madani had been caught up trying to stop the fight – were released by the team.
Later in the evening defensive back, Jovon Johnson took to Twitter to clear the air, stressing that the team would prefer to focus on their game this weekend against the first place Calgary Stampeders and that what happened wasn’t a big deal.
There was an altercation at practice tempers flared it's football! Truly doesn't deserve the type of attention it's received! #1
— Jovon Johnson (@Mr_Consistent_2) October 17, 2017
The Roughriders practice on Tuesday is closed, but there is a media availability at its conclusion.