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Report: NFL says Cris Carter comments are 'unfortunate and inappropriate'

Nov 29, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes former player and NFL wide receiver Cris Carter addresses fans at the skull session before the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 29, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes former player and NFL wide receiver Cris Carter addresses fans at the skull session before the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter comments at the rookie symposium went viral on Sunday.

Carter, who was speaking at the 2014 NFL Rookie Symposium, said they should have a "fall guy", who is ready to take blame if they get into legal trouble.

"This was an unfortunate and inappropriate comment made by Cris Carter during the 2014 NFC rookie symposium," the NFL's statement said, via Pro Football Talk. "The comment was not representative of the message of the symposium or any other league program. The league's player engagement staff immediately expressed concern about the comment to Cris. The comment was not repeated in the 2014 AFC session or this year's symposium."

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