CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 05: Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass during the NFL game against the New Orleans Saints at Paul Brown Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Saints won 34-30. (Photo by Andy …
CINCINNATI - Many times disgruntled sports fans start rumors that an unpopular player's house is up for sale, as if to give fellow malcontents hope things will change if the right buyer comes along.
Then there's the case of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer who tells friends the organization doesn't believe he's serious about wanting to play elsewhere. Maybe now they will attach more significance to his request.
Channel 9 Sports has learned that Palmer is about to list his Indian Hill home for sale. A local Comey-Shepherd representative confirmed that preparations are being made to put Palmer's residence on the market, hopefully by March.
"He's not coming back", according to a real estate agent who talked Wednesday morning with the disenchanted Bengals quarterback.
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.
Palmer asked for the trade following the season that saw the team finish with a 4-12 record. Cincinnati has only had two winning records the past 20 seasons.
Bengals owner Mike Brown has gone on record that he will not trade the former Heisman Trophy winner whose yard was littered with garbage at one point during the 2010 season.
Jay Gruden took over as offensive coordinator this week but said he would not talk to Palmer until Brown and head coach Marvin Lewis resolve the situation.
There is always the chance Palmer could have a change of heart. But one way or another, he'll have a change of address.
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