Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Emotional retirements can do something strange to a man, like convince him that Dan Snyder is actually a good owner. That’s what happened with Clinton Portis on Thursday.

The two-time Pro Bowler announced his retirement, and in the process he went somewhere very few people, if any, have gone before:

“Best owner in sports, great mentor and friend much respect for MR SNYDER,” Portis wrote on Twitter as a caption for the picture you see above.

It was strange to see someone speak about Dan Snyder in those terms. The Redskins owner is viewed as one of the more petty and vindictive owners in sports, not to mention one who frequently meddles with his team leading to poor results. You can’t speak ill of him without fear of a lawsuit, and he’ll probably attempt to shut down LBS because of the contents of this post. Really, all you need to know about him as a person you can read in this anecdote.

Like I said, emotional retirements must do something weird to a man.

Portis by the way played 84 games for the Redskins over seven seasons, scoring 49 touchdowns and 8,164 combined yards for the team. The Skins and Broncos were probably equally satisfied with the results of their Portis for Champ Bailey blockbuster trade made in 2004.

H/T D.C. Sports Bog

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