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Saskatchewan Roughriders release star wide receiver Duron Carter
The Canadian Press and CTV Regina
Published Sunday, August 12, 2018 10:21AM CST
Last Updated Sunday, August 12, 2018 6:56PM CST
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released two-time all-star wide receiver Duron Carter , the team announced Saturday.
“We’re not here to put anybody on trial. We released a real good player, I’m sure he’s gonna land on his feet” - Jones on the release of Carter pic.twitter.com/NUZiTtQzen— Darrell Romuld (@CTVDarrell) August 12, 2018
Carter , 27, has 111 yards and one touchdown in seven games this season.
The native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., tweeted his reaction following his release.
"Welp... just got the call... I'm out Sask! Love y'all!!! Most fun I had in a long time!!"
The Ohio State product was the Roughriders' top receiver in 2017 with a 1,043 yards and eight TDs, but he was shifted to cornerback in the second week of this season after Nick Marshall suffered a finger injury.
He was moved back to offence last game, making three catches for 59 yards and one TD.
In June, Carter pleaded not guilty to a charge of possessing pot at the Saskatoon airport last February.
He is scheduled to stand trial in December.
He pleaded guilty earlier in June to a similar offence at Winnipeg's airport in November 2017. Carter was granted an absolute discharge.