For the first time since he dressed as different characters every week for his press conferences, Portis treated Thursday’s media’s session as theater. Washington reporters wanted to get Portis’ thoughts on women in the locker room after he was forced to apologize for statements made earlier this week on the Mike Wise Show.
Instead, reporters got an INXS video.
When Portis was asked a question, he held up a sign that said “No comment,” according to the Washington Post. Then Albert Haynesworth — Portis’ new Ed McMahon — came over to put black tape over Portis’ mouth.
Further questioning brought about more tape and signs like “Have a nice day” and “God bless.” I want to see the video before making a final judgment, but I’ll probably agree with this interpretation from the Post’s Twitter account:
“Rather than talk to the media, Clinton Portis turned his availability into lame performance art.”