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Portis addresses Sellers dust up

Redskins running back Clinton Portis, who finds himself in the middle of a controversy roughly twice per year, addressed on Tuesday his most recent brouhaha, involving fullback Mike Sellers.

“Man, I think it was a minor situation that was blown out of
proportion
,” Portis said on ESPN 980’s The John Thompson Show.  “I think me and Mike handled that, and I
thought it was between me and him.  You know, there was only two other
people in the locker room when it happened, so how it got out to the
media.  I mean, it’s exchanging words.  You know, when you work with
somebody year round, every day, you know, Mike always feel like that
big brother-little brother role. 

“I think Mike being an older cat and a
veteran cat, Mike always want the big brother role, and sometimes
little brother and big brother not gonna co-exist,” Portis said.  “But you know, we
exchanged our words and it was done with, and all the sudden the media
got a hold of it.  So we discussed it, and we fine.”

In other words, something went down and since the team isn’t going to be trading or cutting either one of them in the near future, they had to work it out. 

But the reality is that, as the team continues to struggle, it can bubble up again at any moment.  Without warning.

Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post has the Portis quote and nuggets from others regarding the Portis-Sellers situation.  Steinberg also has separate words from Portis that make us think of Allen Iverson ranting about practice.  (Click that link, by the way — it’s one of the best sports sound bite mash-ups we’ve ever seen.  And feel free to dance, if the mood should strike you.)

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17 Responses to “Portis addresses Sellers dust up”
  1. Kidekk says: Oct 13, 2009 5:02 PM

    I’M DANCIN’!!!! I’M DANCIN’!!!!!

  2. WetHog says: Oct 13, 2009 5:02 PM

    Does Rosettastone have an English Language version? If so, Portis could use a copy big time.

  3. WashingtonRedOookies says: Oct 13, 2009 5:03 PM

    I think the absence of an offensive line is probably a bigger issue.

  4. It ain't no sin to go to the scrip club says: Oct 13, 2009 5:05 PM

    “I think Mike being an older cat and a veteran cat, Mike always want the big brother role, and sometimes little brother and big brother not gonna co-exist.”
    Yes Clinton, that’s it. He is jealous. Thank you for proving you are a waste of the rest of society’s precious air, once again.

  5. ninjaneer says: Oct 13, 2009 5:15 PM

    “But the reality is that, as the team continues to struggle, it can bubble up again at any moment. Without warning.”
    How the hell do you know? Seriously…Mike Florio Werder

  6. kriddle920 says: Oct 13, 2009 5:17 PM

    “In other words, something went down and since the team isn’t going to be trading or cutting either one of them in the near future, they had to work it out.”
    Great ASSumption Florio…how is Big Albert’s torn achilles doing by the way?

  7. Abe Froeman says: Oct 13, 2009 5:17 PM

    Either way you look at it Portis is performing worse than any other year he’s been in the pros.

  8. bearsrule says: Oct 13, 2009 5:21 PM

    In other words, Sellers told Portis to apologize privately and shut the **** up, and Portis wisely agreed to the plan.

  9. VoxVeritas says: Oct 13, 2009 5:43 PM

    “How the hell do you know? Seriously…Mike Florio Werder”
    Florio was a failed psychologist before he was a failed lawyer.

  10. Wrathchild says: Oct 13, 2009 5:44 PM

    “So we discussed it, and we fine.”
    Did this man actually graduate from college?

  11. milehiclown says: Oct 13, 2009 5:47 PM

    Excuse me sir–I speak jive.

  12. AD4MVP says: Oct 13, 2009 5:55 PM

    How the Hell can I make my teammates better by Practice!

  13. 9erInsider says: Oct 13, 2009 6:56 PM

    Wow, Clinton should teach English

  14. HughJassPhD says: Oct 13, 2009 7:24 PM

    Did this man actually graduate from college?
    Univ. of Miami alumni must be so proud.

  15. Tomb says: Oct 13, 2009 7:25 PM

    They really need to make a move if they are going to take the Lombardi for Florio this year.
    Seems awfully cocky to give everybody else such a big headstart.
    They must really be confident.

  16. Beezer says: Oct 13, 2009 8:55 PM

    Was Emmitt Smith the english teacher of Clinton Portis?

  17. skinsfan2126 says: Oct 14, 2009 12:00 PM

    I dont see why all the hate on Portis. Im with Portis on this one. The o-line cant block worth crap. Sellers sucks-the dude was going by people he should be blocking-whats up with that? You all may think he is worn out, cant get that explosive play/run in-kinda hard to make that explosion when no one can block, no one can make that opening for him to run through. And just maybe if they stop running all plays to the freaking left, change it up, confuse the defense to where they dont know which way he is gonna run. Oh look they are gonna do a run play to the left. The opposite team is always prepared cuz everyone always knows oh the Skins are running to the left. Change it up. They need to draft better O line men!!!!

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