Cris Carter to Jerry Rice: ‘I Never Used Stickum’


The NFL world was slightly rocked the other day when legendary Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice admitted that he got a little help in holding on to the ball by using stickum, a substance banned by league rules.

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Rice told ESPN:

"“I know this might be a little illegal, guys, I just put a little spray, a little stickum on them, to make sure that texture is a little sticky,” Rice said."

Rice immediately regretted the admission and attempted to right the ship by proclaiming he wasn’t the only receiver who used stickum.

Not so fast, says Vikings Hall of Famer Cris Carter. Not ALL receivers needed stickum to help them catch the ball.

Just how many of Jerry Rice’s all-time-record 1,549 receptions were aided by the use of stickum? We know how many of Cris Carter’s 1,101 receptions were helped by spraying stickum on his gloves: zero.

Some people need that edge, I guess. And some people are naturally gifted. Does the “greatest receiver of all-time” debate need to be re-opened?

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