According to Dennis Janson of WCPO.com, Carson Palmer's Cincinnati home, the $2.1 million, five-bedroom house with a solarium, pond and a putting green in Indian Hill, has officially been sold. Palmer is officially not a resident of the Cincinnati area anymore, but really, he wasn't the moment he asked for a trade back in January.
Now Palmer has no reason to come back to Cincinnati ever again, and really, the Cincinnati area has no need for him. Even though the Bengals would likely be better with Palmer under center than rookie Andy Dalton or Jordan Palmer, I wouldn't want to play for a team whose quarterback doesn't want to be there.
The Bengals have moved on, drafting Andy Dalton in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft and they plan to hand the keys to the offense to him. There's no need for Carson Palmer anymore.
Bengals cornerback Adam Jones sums it up nicely:
"If Carson don't want to be here, damn him, period, point blank. I love the city of Cincinnati. His little brother is here working out, which is a good sign. But if you don't want to be here, I don't want you here. I want some guys that want to play and want to win, period, point blank and that's the end of that discussion."
Hopefully the new owners of Palmer's old house enjoys their new solarium.