Clinton Portis was among the most colorful athletes this city has ever seen, so it is only fitting that his last public appearance before the Redskins officially released him involved him saying something off the cuff. Portis went on "The Mike Wise Show" on 106.7 The Fan to announce the news earlier this morning, and rambled on for over 30 minutes reliving all the ups and downs of his seven-year Redskins career.â†µ
Portis was reflective, gracious and honest for most of the time, saying he decided he didn't feel right accepting $8.3 million when he wasn't going to be the same player he was several years ago. He said he grew as a person during his time here, and admitted he hasn't had the passion to play since Joe Gibbs retired. But at the end, the defiant Portis came out when show co-host Holden Kushner insinuated that Portis was no longer a No. 1 back. Via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post:â†µ
â†µâ†µ"You're entitled to your opinion, man," Portis said. "I think for myself, I always believe that I'm a No. 1 back....I don't think it's gonna be long before it comes out that there was something more left in the tank. I this this league is transitioning to a two-back system, but for me to sit with the idea that I'm a No. 2 back, I would never do that. I would never even let that adapt to my mindset. And I'm gonna always think I'm the baddest [BEEEEEEEEEEP] on the field."â†µ
"I'm gonna always think I'm the baddest [expletive] on the field." Yup, I couldn't think of a better way for Portis to go out.