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Canty Update

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Nors, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. Nors

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    Took a bar bottle to the grill in a barroom fight. Appears he's not blinded. Stock status continues to fall, Injury now character, now more injury.


    Top DE prospect injured in fight... Pro Football Talk is reporting in its Rumor mill that Virginia DE Chris Canty injured his eye in a barroom fight in Scottsdale over the weekend. There were originally concerns that Canty might have suffered some permanent loss of vision, but those fears seem to have allayed. Canty, in fact, spent a night in hospital, but has since been released; no word yet, though, on whether the injury will affect Canty's availability to participate in the combines later this month.
  2. Rack Bauer

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    Good. Maybe we can get him in the 4th round now.
  3. InmanRoshi

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    It was actually Chris Canty, the former K-State cornerback who was a busted 1st round draft pick of the Patriots several years ago. Profootballtalk didn't bother to check out the story. Imagine that.
  4. Nors

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    My source was GBN

    http://www.gbnreport.com/
  5. k19

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    I would think if if was THE Chris Canty from Virginia that this story would be front page on ESPN and other main stream media outlets. Seeing as how it originated from Pro Football Talks Rumor Mill I'd think it was the washed up Canty from K State.
  6. Nors

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    But GBN also reported on it
  7. k19

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    Don't take it the wrong way Nors, but do you really think that GBN AND profootball talked scooped everyone, including the local papers in VA by what, going on 2 days now?
  8. Nors

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    Thats two sources on the College prospect, Zero on Canty bust to date. I'm looking for facts, thats all I can find so far.
  9. Avery

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    I don't put much faith in PFT, but GBN has always been a solid and reputable source that lacks style but not substance.

    It may not be a huge deal thus the mainstream media decided not to run with it, but I'm sure we'll hear more about it as the combine draws near if it did indeed occur.
  10. Nors

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    Draft prospect Canty is currently working out in ARIZONA! ;)







    Re:Canty Blinded in Bar Fight and another thread ruined by Sleepy Norris
    « Reply #9 on: February 01, 2005, 09:49:20 PM »

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    I heard from a source in Arizona that he was running very well and working out again. If so and he works out well, he'll shoot up.
    I didn't do the last mock though, Mike S did
  11. Avery

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    I wonder how much this will affect his draft status. I wouldn't mind knowing details of the altercation to see if he was the aggressor or someone who just caught up in a bad situation. There's been nothing concrete either way.

    Anyone see him play a lot? I'm wondering if his character has ever been a question.
  12. tiller77

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    On UVA's sports website www.thesabre.com
    football message board they said it was not the Chris Canty from UVA, that is was the other canty, but no hard facts. That is the best info I could find
  13. Nors

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  14. Rack Bauer

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    When ESPN or NFL.com reports it, then I'll believe it. Right now, as far as I'm concerned it was the bust DB. I mean, the guy supposedly got hit in the eye... the draft DE is like 6'7"... who the hell is gonna be able reach that guy's eye? What, did he get into a fight with Too Tall Jones?
  15. Nors

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    The suspect was indeed 300 pounds - I remember reading that.

    I still like him Day 2, He is also coming off an ACL.
  16. Rack Bauer

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    Dang. Clash of the Titans or what? I would of liked to have seen that fight.
  17. Nors

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    It was Chris Canty the draft prospect that took the bar bottle to the grill. 50 stitches is a LOT.


    Canty attacked at Ariz. bar

    By Andy Bitter / Lynchburg News & Advance
    February 11, 2005


    Former Virginia defensive lineman Chris Canty is recovering after requiring 50 stitches to close wounds around his left eye after being hit across the face with an unknown object at a Scottsdale, Ariz., night club nearly two weeks ago.

    Canty, whose UVa career was cut short when he dislocated his left knee against Syracuse in September, was prepping for upcoming NFL workouts in close proximity to his Arizona-based agents Ethan Lock and Eric Metz.

    Neither the knee nor eye injury are expected to affect Canty's plans for the NFL Combine to be held Feb. 23-March 1 in Indianapolis.

    According to a report obtained from the Scottsdale Police Department on Thursday, Canty was released from Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn hospital on Monday, Jan. 31 with various cuts to and around his left eye. The injuries required him to wear an eye patch initially, though Lock said Canty no longer needs to wear it.

    "He's doing a little better with (his eye)," Lock said. "It still has to heal more, but he's feeling a little better."

    Canty and Virginia coach Al Groh were not available for comment. Calls to Canty's parents' home in Charlotte, N.C., were not returned.

    According to the report, Canty and an unidentified friend arrived at the club Axis-Radius around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29. Around 1 a.m., the two tried to make their way to the lower level of the club.

    As they did, Canty accidentally brushed against someone sitting at the bar. The individual immediately got off his chair and waved a small flashlight in Canty's face. Both parties exchanged profanities before Canty and his friend continued through the crowd.

    About 10 minutes later while standing in a breezeway located in the rear of the club, Canty was hit with what he figured was a bottle in the upper left eye socket, temple, cheek and forehead area. Canty did not see the individual and said in the report that he thought the assailant attacked him from behind.

    Canty was taken to the hospital and required 50 stitches. The wounds described in the report were a cut under the left eye that runs past the check bone, a cut on the left eye lid, two cuts at the temple, one running above the eye and another running up into the forehead. His eye also was cut.

    Canty was released from the hospital early on Monday and on Tuesday, Feb. 1, with Lock in attendance, filed a delayed aggravated assault report.

    At the time of the report, there were no suspects or witnesses, but, Lock said, "the (police officer) that came was not a guy that was at the bar that night, so he might not have known what the other research had shown by people that responded."

    A Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputy was at the scene, the report said, but Canty did not request a report be taken at that time.

    "We never heard anything again from the police," said Lock, who flew to Arizona Thursday after spending time at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. "We just said we were going to turn this over to the police and whatever happens happens. I don't know what they've done. I don't know what they've found."

    Canty's plans for the NFL Combine remain unchanged. The 6-foot-7, 290-pounder planned to attend the combine at the Indianapolis Convention Center but not work out, though NFL team doctors are expected to look at both his knee and eye. Lock said Canty will have private workouts for teams, though nothing concrete has been scheduled.

    Lock was encouraged by the progress of Canty's knee rehabilitation.

    "His knee is great. It's way ahead of schedule," Lock said. "It's not going to be an issue."

    While Canty's physical tools have never come into question by NFL scouts, his durability has, particularly after a college career during which he also broke his right leg and dislocated his left elbow. Whether or not this latest incident hurts his draft stock remains to be seen.

    "I don't know the answer to that one," Lock said. "I hope not. Only time will tell."
  18. Rack Bauer

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    I'd still take him in the 3rd round.

    Charles Barkley was in a few bar fights, I think he was a pretty good player.
  19. Nors

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    He has extensive injury issue history, and will not be 100% this season.

    Bar brawls do not help his character case.
  20. Avery

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    I don't know if I'd consider this a huge character issue or not to be honest. He had some words exchanged in a bar where emotions always run higher than normal due to a fueled alcohol content. He left the hotspot and was basically sucker-punched a short while later. I think the term 'brawl' should be exchanged for 'cheap-shot' as he obviously did not instigate the physical nature of the offense.

    Unless he has other run-ins or coaching issues, I don't think I'd be concerned with his character at this point. The injury history is more of a red flag for me.

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