Carson Palmer reportedly had beer poured on him as he walked off the field at Paul Brown Stadium following the Raiders’ 34-10 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.
Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Twitter after the game that fans poured beer on Palmer as he walked off the field. Tafur did not specify whether it was Raiders or Bengals fans who poured the beer on Palmer, but we’re assuming it was the Cincinnati fans.
The game marked Palmer’s first in Cincinnati since he demanded a trade away from the Bengals after the 2010 season. Palmer was drafted No. 1 overall by the Bengals in the 2003 draft. He went 46-51 over seven seasons as the starter in Cincy and made the Pro Bowl twice. He led the team to the postseason twice, but after a 4-12 season in 2010, he demanded a trade and said he would never set foot inside Paul Brown Stadium again. That declaration proved false on Sunday.
Palmer was traded by Cincinnati to Oakland once Jason Campbell got hurt last season, and he has gone 7-13 in one and a half seasons as the Raiders’ starter. He was 19-of-34 for 146 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Sunday’s horrific loss. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who was selected in the 2011 draft, upstaged Palmer by going 16-of-30 for 210 yards and three touchdowns.
The Bengals clearly got the best end of the Carson Palmer trade, so the team’s fans really have no reason for such poor displays like that one. If they want to protest the way Palmer treated the franchise, do it like this:
While we don’t have clear video of the reported incident, at the end of this video, you can see Palmer running into the tunnel, and a fan throwing a drink over the railing toward the area he was running by:
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