CINCINNATI - Many times disgruntled sports fans start rumors that anunpopular player's house is up for sale, as if to give fellowmalcontents hope things will change if the right buyer comes along.
Then there's the case of Cincinnati Bengals quarterbackCarson Palmer who tells friends the organization doesn't believehe's serious about wanting to play elsewhere. Maybe now they willattach more significance to his request.
Channel 9 Sports has learned that Palmer is about to list hisIndian Hill home for sale. A local Comey-Shepherd representativeconfirmed that preparations are being made to put Palmer'sresidence on the market, hopefully by March.
"He's not coming back", according to a real estate agent whotalked 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 playsomewhere else, he is prepared to retire.
Palmer asked for the trade following the season that saw theteam finish with a 4-12 record. Cincinnati has only had two winningrecords the past 20 seasons.
Bengals owner Mike Brown has gone on record that he will nottrade the former Heisman Trophy winner whose yard was littered withgarbage at one point during the 2010 season.
Jay Gruden took over as offensive coordinator this week but saidhe would not talk to Palmer until Brown and head coach Marvin Lewisresolve the situation.
There is always the chance Palmer could have a change ofheart. But one way or another, he'll have a change of address.
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