Carter Offers Apology

After three hours of screaming and three days of silence, Cris Carter went public Wednesday, apologizing for his outbursts during the Vikings loss to Chicago.

There's never been any doubting that Cris Carter is emotional. But Sunday it went too far -- in the view of fans, media, Dennis Green and even Carter himself.

On Wednesday at Winter Park, following meetings with Green, several individual players and the team as a whole, Carter spoke to the media, apologizing for his outbursts Sunday.

Carter said that, as man of God, his action, which included yelling at teammates and coaches to grabbing linebacker Fearon Wright following a penalty, was out of order.

Green said he hopes the matter is forgotten, but one has to wonder if there will be any lingering effect over the surprise explosion on the sidelines.

* The Vikings have just three players listed on the NFL injury report. Robert Griffith (broken leg) is obviously out, while CB Wasswa Serwanga is listed as questionable with an abodominal strain and FB Jim Kleinsasser is probable with an ankle injury.
* The Vikings re-signed TE Matt Cercone, who was released Tuesday when the Vikings signed Henry Jones. The team had to wait until he cleared waivers and signed him to the practice squad. To make room for Cercone on the practice squad, the team cut Jeff Kostrewa.
* Former Viking Ariel Solomon, a guard who played the 1996 season with the Vikings, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Colorado Wednesday that killed his 7-year old son Dakota.
* Following the release of Jeff George, rumors have begun circulating that the Vikings might have an interest in him if he's willing to serve as a backup, although nobody of power with the team has confirmed the interest. In an interesting note, of quarterbacks with 100 starts or more, the three players with the worst winning percentage all played with the Vikings at one point -- Archie Manning, Norm Snead and George. George helped his cause with Minnesota, going 8-2 as a starter -- the only team with which he had a winning record.

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