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Morning Commute: Clinton Portis, Speak No Evil

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This is the last thing we're going to write about Clinton Portis, I promise. Well, at least regarding this particular controversy. Who knows what type of shenanigans he's going to get into in the future that will demand our attention (just a hunch, but my guess is it will involve a boat).

There has been a fairly mixed reaction to what Clinton Portis did in the locker room on Thursday when asked about the comments he made regarding the Jets sexual harassment situation. Some laugh, and recognize his ability to ease the tension he created with his earlier comments. Others point to it as immature, claiming that he doesn't understand his role or the impact of his words.

I for one, don't understand how anyone could see his tape stunt as a negative. Portis was in an unwinable situation. He had already done enough damage with his original comments. There was no coming back from that. He already apologized through the organization. If he chose to say anything else candidly about his comments, he ran the risk of making the same mistake that got him into all this trouble in the first place; speaking his mind.

Just because what he had to say was controversial, doesn't mean he doesn't agree with it anymore. He likely still holds that opinion. Instead of putting himself in harm's way, he opted to stay silent. And he did so in a way that was funny, and classic Clinton Portis. We're laughing about what Portis did now, which is more than I can say for this time yesterday; and that has to count for something.

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