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AFC North News: Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Carson Palmer Puts House Up For Sale

A few weeks ago, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer reportedly met with Bengals owner Mike Brown and requested a trade.  That request, according to Brown, was flat denied.  Palmer has said he will retire instead of playing for the Bengals and collecting the $50 million left on his contract.  Fat chance.

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The latest salvo in this deepening divide between player, team and fan-base was fired this morning when news broke that Palmer had but his Cincinnati-area house up for sale.  We've seen moves like this in the past, and it usualy ends with the quarterback switching addresses on Sundays as well.

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"He's not coming back", according to a real estate agent who talked Wednesday morning with the disenchanted Bengals quarterback.

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That is the same theme echoed by another associate of Palmer, who says that unless he is released by the Bengals so as to play somewhere else, he is prepared to retire.

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Once a player checks out, both physically and mentally, from the community, the fans will do the same with him and it is probably best for everyone that Palmer move on.  Knowing the way Brown and the Bengals do things, however, that won't likely happen.

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