Former NFL star Clinton Portis has reached an agreement to repay $190,000 he owes to a New Jersey casino.
The former running back with the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos was given $200,000 in credit in 2011 to gamble at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City. However, he didn't have sufficient funds to cover the debt, and six checks he signed to the casino bounced.
There was a big thread about this a while ago. In part, Portis was fleeced by his manager(s) as I recall....but also he had a rather elaborate and lavish lifestyle that was impossible to support post football. I feel for him as I enjoyed watching his play, and listening to him. And I like his inclusion on the Redskins reporting team and such. But his story is not unique.
I don’t believe in team motivation. I believe in getting a team prepared so it knows it will have the necessary confidence when it steps on a field and be prepared to play a good game. Tom Landry I make my practices real hard because if a player is a quitter, I want him to quit in practice, not in a game. Bear Bryant
Honestly, was anyone surprised he wound up broke? I loved Portis' competitiveness, but anytime he spoke, it was obvious he was dumb as dirt.
It had nothing to do with his intelligence. He used financial consultants that were certified or accredited through the NFL and they ripped him off in a ponzi scheme. He thought that he had a significant amount of savings and investments until one day it was gone. It's kind of like you being a smart guy and having Bernie Madoff as your money manager. He was a great guy who took a lot off smart people's money to the cleaners.
Sean Taylor: It's not difficult to separate it, ... When I'm here, I'm not worried about anything other than what's going on the field.
rskin72: Wonder who else was injured today. Schreff….
Oct 14, 2018 15:08:09 GMT -5
Carnack: Dunbar lost his mind
Oct 14, 2018 15:08:20 GMT -5
Carnack: still very much a WIP
Oct 14, 2018 15:08:44 GMT -5
rskin72: Yep....we are. But we need to beat Dullass and NY. The Fecals will be a tough nugget.
Oct 14, 2018 15:08:54 GMT -5
Carnack: we match up wel and play the eaglestough every year. Its teh Cowboys we have a hard time getting by
Oct 14, 2018 15:09:19 GMT -5
rskin72: AS still has some growing pains with his receivers. Just not totally in synch. And God only knows it seems like every team musters a rush against us
Oct 14, 2018 15:10:04 GMT -5
rskin72: Yea, I will agree with you about the fecals and turds....the Gits also seem to have our number
Oct 14, 2018 15:10:34 GMT -5
rskin72: Or KC's number to be specific
Oct 14, 2018 15:10:44 GMT -5
Carnack: we will at the least split with the boys and the giants this year, though I think we will sweep the giants..the Eagles are the best team in the division and we will have to bring our A game to beat them.
Oct 14, 2018 15:11:50 GMT -5
rskin72: And hopefully have some folks back from injury. Need to be at full strength....or close to it
Oct 14, 2018 15:12:33 GMT -5
Carnack: we just need to get this secondary some experience without losing....its obvious they are very raw
Oct 14, 2018 15:13:34 GMT -5
rskin72: we should sweep the Gits. Manning has looked bad. But he does have OBJ...and their rookie RB looks very good
Oct 14, 2018 15:13:35 GMT -5