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Old 06-07-2005, 09:02 AM   #1
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Positive out of this major Negative

Who out there thinks that Portis made it a point to end this crappy jersey number thing quickly and quielty because of the Taylor incident? Maybe St. Joe and the Skins have the full and undivided attention of the players right now? They pretty much cut Taylor off, and I'm sure this whole thing scared alot of players straight, i.e. Portis, MOss, and any other knuckleheads.

This also goes to show that maybe players should start listening to Joe a little bit more. If Taylor did he would be up here instead of down there. I don't know, but I see light at the end of this disaster. Maybe this will make some players buckle down and get straight.
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:10 AM   #2
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Re: Positive out of this major Negative

Maybe he did. I mean, why shouldnt he have? He was clearly in the wrong in this situation and the guy has money coming out of his ears. I think you might be right, that they wanted not to have another distraction so they settled it quietly.
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:19 AM   #3
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If he really wanted it settled quietly he would have paid in full what he was supposed to have paid.
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:20 AM   #4
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I don't think the Portis thing ended that quietly really, I mean they were only 1 day away from trial which means he spent thousands of dollars obtaining legal counsel only to pretty much give Ohalete (I never spell it right) exactly what he wanted. I think Portis was a real jerk over this situation.
I think portis is a weird and eccentric (spelling) dude, I don't doubt he would have gone to court for the pub alone? Its just timing that they were one day away. I hope Gibbs called him and said, "man, settle this, NOW!"

Maybe this will be a Lawyer Milloy type of wake up call? I know, I know, its totally different, but maybe a message has been sent, regardless if gibbs/skins sent it or not.
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:46 AM   #5
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Perhaps with the Taylor situation going on Portis realized the last thing the Redskins need right now is more bad publicity. Either that or he finally realized he was probably going to lose the case.
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Old 06-07-2005, 10:07 AM   #6
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i totally think that all of you guys are wrong about portis. he may have money coming out the a** but it is his money and he is earning it. the guy was cut and who was never going to be a star and portis is portis the guy who can just about break one for a touchdown everytime he touches the ball. he is the smoothest runner since sweetness (walter payton for those who don't know). when a guy gets cut let that be and just go about getting a new job with someone else. cp was going to get the number anyway.
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Old 06-07-2005, 10:13 AM   #7
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But does that mean he shouldn't have to honor an agreement?
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Bottom line, C. Portis agreed to buy the number before Iffy was dropped. He should pay. End of discussion! He should have been a man of his word to begin with!
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Old 06-07-2005, 10:52 AM   #9
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Funny aside: Steve Saban of Fox Sports Radio reminded me (and any other listeners - I'm not special) on the air this morning that Portis received multiple fines for non-conforming uniform violations - his colored socks - this past year. Clearly the money wasn't his issue - he spent more than $18,000 (what he settled for) on socks last year.
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Old 06-07-2005, 11:55 AM   #10
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The money is not the issue its the contract they agreed to that matters. Portis came to and agreement to buy Olet's number and he should honor that agreement. The number came available for free after the deal was made so thats a Portis problem not Olet. I can understand why Portis barked at the payment but he still should have just paid. The only reason Portis has decided to pay is because he knew he was wrong and he thought the matter would go away after time which it did not.
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I'm guessing it was something personal between CP and Iffy. Otherwise it's hard to understand why CP wouldn't cough up the dough.
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:31 PM   #12
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still, it turns out they did have a signed contract with the equipment manager signing as a witness, and fred smoot helped broker the deal too. This should have been dealt with about a year ago.
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Old 06-07-2005, 02:17 PM   #13
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i totally think that all of you guys are wrong about portis. he may have money coming out the a** but it is his money and he is earning it. the guy was cut and who was never going to be a star and portis is portis the guy who can just about break one for a touchdown everytime he touches the ball. he is the smoothest runner since sweetness (walter payton for those who don't know). when a guy gets cut let that be and just go about getting a new job with someone else. cp was going to get the number anyway.
Whoa, I like Portis alot. . .but man, ever see Eric Dickerson?
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Ahhh I just love having all these guys from the "U"...they are so fun to cheer for.
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I don't think the Portis thing ended that quietly really, I mean they were only 1 day away from trial which means he spent thousands of dollars obtaining legal counsel only to pretty much give Ohalete (I never spell it right) exactly what he wanted. I think Portis was a real jerk over this situation.
I dont like how he handled it. But I wouldnt be surprised if his legal fees were exactly $2000. That would bump the cost of the number back up to what he initially agreed. Just a thought. Clinton gets a pass with me however. I like the guy. Faulty as it may be, he acts exactly how I would in his situation with his cash.
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