The Best Friend Quincy Carter Ever Had – Randy Galloway
Life had been difficult for Quincy Carter after being released by the Dallas Cowboys in August of 2004. He signed with the New York Jets later that fall, and started three games before missing a playoff game due to personal reasons.
As it turns out, Carter had been re-admitted to a drug-treatment center, a place, so it was discovered, Carter had been shortly before his release from the Cowboys.
Out of the NFL, Carter landed a gig with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in April 2006, but was released a month later.
That December he had found his way back to Irving, though he could have done without the publicity that involved it. To put it bluntly, Carter was in jail, suspected of carrying under two ounces of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor. Bail had been set at $500. But nobody posted.
Not, that is, until Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist and popular radio talk-show host Randy Galloway heard about it later that afternoon and decided to give Carter a break. So he called Cowboy Bail Bonds in Garland and gave them his credit card number, setting the troubled Carter free.
“It’s Christmas, and I’ve certainly been very harsh with Quincy on the radio over the years because of what has happened to him off the field,” Galloway said. “That was a Christmas gift.”
A gift that surprised Galloway, who never envisioned Carter staying in jail for a full 12 hours. “I wondered where all his friends with the Cowboys were,” Galloway said.
In response to Galloway’s query, those “friends” of Carter’s were too engulfed by Romomania and the newly-unveiled plans for an Arlington mosque now known as JerryWorld to take time out for a former quarterback down on his luck.
Truly, there’s no place like home.
(You can read more about Quincy Carter’s fall from grace in Ryan Bush’s book “Decade of Futility.”)