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Yesterday afternoon Clinton Portis officially retired from the National Football League. Since Portis had been of the league for over a year his retirement was of no surprise to anyone yet it was still a somber occasion.
When it was announced on Wednesday that Portis would be announcing his retirement at Redskins Park I felt that there should be a cause for celebration. Sure Portis had his faults but for the past twenty years of losing and mediocrity no other player in burgundy and gold had thumped his chest more with pride in being a Washington Redskin.
Of course if you were listening to former Redskin linebacker LaVar Arrington on his afternoon talk radio show you would have thought Portis to be a bum. LaVar and his sheeple callers seem to rag on Portis and if anyone praised the man LaVar would offer up some conjecture. It's no secret that LaVar doesn't like Portis (and vice versa) but there are times when you have to put personnel feelings aside and give a man his ...
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