Broncos' Carter faces felony gambling charge


Denver Broncos safety Quinton Carter, a former Cheyenne High School standout, is facing felony charges alleging that he cheated at a craps game last weekend at Texas Station, authorities said Thursday.

Carter, 24, was arrested late Saturday at the casino.

Security officials reported he was videotaped adding a $5 chip to three bets after the dice already rolled, according to a police report. Carter denied wrongdoing when police arrived.

Carter faces three counts of committing a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, a felony in Nevada that carries a possible sentence of one to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He provided a North Las Vegas address when he was booked at the Clark County jail and released with a Monday court date.

A message left at the North Las Vegas home wasn’t immediately returned.

Carter also faces a warrant charging him with failure to complete counseling after pleading guilty in a 2011 misdemeanor marijuana possession case, according to court records.

Carter posted a message on his Twitter account saying he was “truly sorry for any negative attention this has brought to the Broncos, our fans and the league.” He said he was confident he will be cleared.

It wasn’t clear if Carter posted bail or if he had a lawyer.

A Broncos spokesman said the team was aware of the matter and was gathering more information.

Carter was an All-American at Oklahoma, and the Broncos drafted him in the fourth round in 2011.

He played in all 16 regular-season games, starting 10, at free safety as a rookie in 2011 and had two interceptions in the playoffs. But he suffered a knee injury last summer and missed all but three games of the 2012 season.

Carter has two years left on his four-year, $2.495 million rookie contract.

 

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