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.)