The recent arrest of Xavier “X-Man” Carter is one of the biggest stories in track and field today. It’s the post-Michael Vick arrest era, so—what was Carter thinking? Arrested for running from police? Nike and his other sponsors can not happy by this news going into the 2008 Olympic Games.
“X-Man” arrived on the scene by becoming the first runner in NCAA history since Jesse Owens to win four titles at the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 100m, 400m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay.
It is rumored that in 2006, he signed the largest contract ever with Nike for a track athlete coming out of school.