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https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/ten-former-nfl-players-charged-alleged-nationwide-fraud-health-care-benefit-program-retired

 

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Some will dismiss this, but I don't see how you can dismiss Clinton, Carlos and these other players (likely Joe Horn and Reche Caldwell to be added) engaged in defrauding a health benefits plan to personally enrich themselves or friends. Pretty scummy thing to do. 

4 minutes ago, ColonialWBSkinsFan said:

More evidence of some "damn good culture..."

 

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Ehh, bunch of players caught up.  A few are Redskins but this is more a symptom of a certain slice of NFL players.

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Yeah they are in some deep ****. 20 national FBI offices were in on this investigation.

 

Portis is going to have to stiff arm dudes in the shower pretty soon. Hope he doesn't fumble the soap. 

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42 minutes ago, justice98 said:

 

Three apparently.  I just saw Robert McCune got clipped on this as well, who frankly I forgot was a Redskin.  

 

Make that four ex-redskins according to CNN

 

Portis, McCune, Rogers, and Johnathan Eubanks

At least Carlos Rogers finally caught something...an indictment from a federal grand jury. 

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Dan T. said:

I seem to recall stories of Portis running into financial difficulty post-playing days. Am I remembering that right? Desperate times/desperate measures. 

Yeah, he lost everything, including I believe, the house he bought for his mother.

He claimed he was defrauded by his agent, and admitted fantasizing about killing the guy. I think it was the same invest in a casino scam that TO got taken on, but I am not sure.

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2 minutes ago, Riggo-toni said:

Yeah, he lost everything, including I believe, the house he bought for his mother.

He claimed he was defrauded by his agent, and admitted fantasizing about killing the guy. I think it was the same invest in a casino scam that TO got taken on, but I am not sure.

 

That rings a bell for me too.  I also remember Moss saying that when it came to spending money that Portis was in a league by himself.

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imagine having millions and thinking you need to invest in get-rich-quick/easy schemes instead of just like putting it aside.  I get it when there's a manager who has account access and just steals it but losing it from uncontrolled investments is stupid.

 

Like even if you have 20 million, invest 1 in bad scheme, you have 19 left.  

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43 minutes ago, Riggo-toni said:

Yeah, he lost everything, including I believe, the house he bought for his mother.

He claimed he was defrauded by his agent, and admitted fantasizing about killing the guy. I think it was the same invest in a casino scam that TO got taken on, but I am not sure.

 

A dude willing to pay millions to have a huge basement built with stripper poles in it isn't someone who'd I'd think is particularly difficult to scam out of some dough. 

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I feel bad for Portis.  If you look at what happened to his money he probably got taken advantage of by people he trusted like his agent.  I am sure he also made bad financial decisions himself.   But to be 40 years old and to have made 50 million dollars and have almost nothing to show for it would be tough. 

 

That said he is Clinton Portis, he would have had career options in football.  He could have become a coach, analyst, or front office person.   He may have had to start at the bottom and not made a lot of money, but he is Clinton Portis so he would have had opportunities.  In the end even if he lost some of his money because people took advantage of him he got himself into the fraud scheme and now he may have to pay the penalty.

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