Clinton Portis officially retired earlier this week after not playing football at all last season. And to be frank, I’d forgotten all about him and assumed he was already retired. Out of sight, out of mind, I guess. But the good thing is that he actually retired and had a ceremony. Because when running backs flare out, they usually disappear into the black hole and we wonder, “what ever happened to…”. At least Portis had closure.
During his retirement ceremony, Redskins owner, Dan Snyder had some nice things to say about CP. He even called him a hall of famer. Now, I liked Portis’ talent a lot, but I’m not too sure about this one. Regardless, he had a good career.
Snyder thought enough of him to acquire him in a trade for an All-Pro and two first-round pick, then gave him a $50.5 million contract and publicly backed him in a fight against an inept head coach. And the locker rooms at Redskins Park are really, really nice. It’s only natural he’d be fond of the team’s owner, particularly after Snyder called him a “Hall of Fame running back” at that retirement ceremony.