Cris Carter Hall of Fame bound

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Former Minnesota Vikings player Cris Carter will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, in Canton, Ohio.

Carter spent 12 of his 16 years in the NFL with the Vikings. The wide receiver was always a fan favorite.

"I really believed in putting on a show for Vikings fans," said Carter. "I've always felt welcome and I've always felt embraced. Haven't had any bad experiences. Always had great ones."

Carter battled drug and alcohol addiction while playing with the Philadelphia Eagles, before coming to Minnesota. The Vikings signed Carter off waivers for $100, in 1990.

"They were trying to help me as a player, but they were trying to help me as a person. You know they're reaching out to help me as a man, help me grow up, help me make some tough decisions. Help me deal with things I've been dealing with and to have success at it. It makes me think back more than any catch, any game, or anything," Carter said.

Carter expects to have a big cheering section at Saturday's induction ceremony. His guests include former Vikings Randy Moss and Jake Reed.

"It's such an exclusive class that even when you have great dreams and I had great dreams of what I thought my career was going to be like. None of them included being in the hall of fame," Carter said.

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