Former NFL standout running back Clinton Portis once made an infamous quip on sports radio in 2008 of “Portis pockets straight,” which would be a hilarious meme in today’s world. Yet things aren’t so straight for Portis nor his pockets after reports came out that the former Washington Professional Football Team star owes money to the IRS, a casino and a host of other creditors.
Portis, a two-time Pro Bowl selectee and University of Miami player, is being sought by the IRS, the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, an auto dealer, and a mortgage company among others. The documents, uncovered by the University of Florida’s student newspaper, lists out a bevy of debt faced by Portis which includes home and car payments.
The Internal Revenue Service says former Washington Washington Football Team star and Gainesville native Clinton Portis failed to pay more than $450,000 in federal income taxes.
According to documents, Portis failed to pay $401,432.18 in individual income taxes in 2006, when Portis was in his third season with the Washington Football Team. He also failed to pay $57,187.61 in individual income taxes in 2010, according to the documents.
Portis also owes $287,178.56 to the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas from May 2015, according to court testimony obtained by the Alligator. The former Gainesville High standout lists two properties in Gainesville.
Much of Portis’ trouble began in August 2014 after he faced foreclosure on one of his Florida homes. The Alligator reports that attempts from a private investigator to serve Portis papers yielded no results as he couldn’t be found.