In a story for Sports Illustrated, ex-Redskins RB Clinton Portis admitted he was ready to murder one of his former financial advisers who Portis claims is responsible for losing millions of his dollars.
Portis made over $43 million in his nine-year career, but has lost nearly all of it. Some of it was his own fault, but Portis also fell victim to a Ponzi scheme and ultimately filed for bankruptcy in 2015. He recalls several dark nights where he would sit in his car outside an office building with a gun hoping to see the man who he trusted with his money walk out, so that Portis could kill him. "It wasn’t no beat up," Portis says. "It was kill." A friend ultimately talked Portis out of the situation, and Portis now lives in Virginia and does some TV work for the Skins. The story is a fascinating read and perhaps a cautionary tale for current players. It can be accessed at the link below.