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    Clinton Portis is among 10 former NFL players charged in an alleged health benefits scam worth over $3 million

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    Portis, who reportedly earned more than $43.1 million over his nine-year career, was known for wearing colorful costumes, wigs and oversized sunglasses in media interviews. But after retiring, he filed for bankruptcy and became one of a startling number of former NFL players who go broke after their playing careers.

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    The former Redskin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shazam! View Post
    The former Redskin.
    You ever heard of him? I think he was the water guy with the gatorade.

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    The defendants include:

    Clinton Portis, the former Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos running back;
    Robert McCune, a former linebacker with the Redskins;
    John Eubanks, a former cornerback with the Redskins;
    Tamarick Vanover, a former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver;
    Ceandris "C.C." Brown, a former Houston Texans safety;
    James Butler, a former New York Giants and St. Louis Rams safety;
    Fredrick Bennett, a former Houston Texans defensive back;
    Etric Pruitt, a former defensive back for the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks;
    Carlos Rogers, a former Redskins and San Francisco 49ers cornerback;
    Correll Buckhalter, a former Philadelphia Eagles running back.

    The government also plans to file charges against Joe Horn, the former New Orleans Saints wide receiver, and Donald "Reche" Caldwell, the former San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots wide receiver.
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    Laughable how Portis made 40+m and broke and bankrupt now. I knowcit happens but stooopid stooopid stooopid, how anyone could be so dumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shazam! View Post
    Laughable how Portis made 40+m and broke and bankrupt now. I knowcit happens but stooopid stooopid stooopid, how anyone could be so dumb.
    He was a very fine - borderline great -RB - but as a financial planner not so much
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    You read about this stuff all the time. Must be pretty tough when you're a young kid with a lot of cash, not knowing who to - and - not to to trust.

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    At least he didn’t kill people then hang himself in prison...

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    He just endorsed killing dogs.

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    When you take guys who grew up with not a lot to their name, give them fame and the millions, you have a recipe for disaster. A lot of these guys just blown all their money; some get swindled out of it. Some former stars have talked about blowing a bunch of money on their families and friends. It's counter-intuitive in theory that so much money could be wasted, but it makes more sense to me these days.

    There are still ways to make money for them. If you hit the autograph/collector circuit, do some promotional work, and the types of work where availability is the only talent you need these days, you can live comfortably. Can you go from zero/debt back to driving the newest Lambo/Ferrari? Probably not. But a nice two story home and Mercedes isn't anything to scoff at, either.
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    I f he needed money He should’ve started a fake charity like a legitimate American criminal.
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    This is the same dude who was heckling fans that he made more in one game than they did in a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy! View Post
    This is the same dude who was heckling fans that he made more in one game than they did in a year.
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