Alphonso Carter, a back-up cornerback for the Louisville Cardinals who has already graduated, is leaving the program, but he's not going out quietly.
Carter took to Twitter earlier to announced his transfer, which comes after head coach Bobby Petrino allegedly told him that he doesn't want him on the team any more.
Carter quickly went into recruitment mode, posting his measurements and 13 different videos from Louisville practices.
After that, however, things got very interesting. In December, Carter plead guilty to carrying a weapon without a permit stemming from a December traffic stop.
From the Courier-Journal:
Petrino suspended Carter from all team activities in February after the coach first learned of the incident from December in which Carter was pulled over for running a red light in the Park Hill neighborhood and officers found a loaded Glock 19 9 mm handgun underneath the drivers' seat. Carter wound up pleading guilty in late February to carrying a concealed deadly weapon without a permit and was conditionally discharged for 180 days. A more serious charge of tampering with physical evidence was dismissed.
He was suspended indefinitely from the program for the incident in February, but claims that he was later cleared to participate by Petrino. He also says that the Cardinals head coach told him that he's "not the great athlete (Petrino) thought."
It's not a great look for Petrino, but we have not heard from Louisville's side of the matter yet, other than to confirm that Carter has received his release. As a graduate, he should be eligible to play right away.