Clinton Portis isn’t ready to say he’s retired, but he hasn’t been in the NFL since and he’s at peace with the idea that he might never get another job in this league. In the meantime, he’s spending his time at NBA playoff games, interviewing Mike Tyson on Canadian television and attending Vice-Presidential fundraisers. Clinton Portis joined Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, D.C.to discuss what he’s been up to in the media and political worlds, a potential comeback, LaDainian Tomlinson’s retirement and his appreciation for Daniel Snyder.
On how he’s feeling and if he plans on making a comeback:
“I feel great, man. We’ll see what happens. … Being away for so long, who knows? I think I’m cool with the idea of either — if I get another opportunity or if not — to move on in life. I already moved on in life, really, and it’s kind of like, if things happen then cool, if not, that’s cool too. I think I’m enjoying where I’m at right now.”
On attending a fundraiser for Joe Biden:
“I can’t tell you anything, but we were in a dice game together [said jokingly]. … Just being an Obama fan — when you look at what President Obama and Vice-President Biden has done for the economy. I think so many people want to point the finger and blame them for where we’re at within the economy and I don’t think that’s fair. … You look at where we are in the economy and you see reporters talking back to the President and arguing with the President. You never would’ve seen that in life, and I think for them to be able to put up with it and continue to fight in trying to get this country back — it took longer than four years to mess the country up, so it’s not gonna be put back together and everybody’s not gonna get a job in four years. Everything that he propose to come out and change the economy, they shoot down. I like the desire to fight, to want to, in office. And I think if given the opportunity, given the second chance, maybe we’ll see some change, but who knows. So I’m just a Obama-Biden fan, and I had the opportunity to tag along with Vice-President Biden and it was a great opportunity.”
His reflections on LaDainian Tomlinson, who retired this week:
“I think LaDainian probably one of the best class-acts in football and the way he played the game was the right way. He was always one of my favorite backs. And coming up at the same time, being in Denver and competing against him week-to-week, myself him and Priest having the opportunity to compete in the same conference was amazing for me and I think it jump-started my career and gave me a different edge and a different outlook. So hats off to LaDainian for his accomplishments on and off the field. He was amazing on both and was really a human highlight reel.”
On Redskins owner Daniel Snyder:
“I think so many people got the wrong idea about Mr. Snyder. I think he’s a guy that is so dedicated to that Redskins organization and wants to badly to bring a championship to town and get the town what they want, and give Redskin Nation what they want, that a lot of people get aggravated with the change. I think he’s willing to go out and do anything and everything that needs to be done to make that organization better. And so many people criticize that. There’s a lot of owners that won’t go out and put a dime into the organization, won’t bring players in, won’t pay players … and their fans are upset. So I think Mr. Snyder does all that he can and is really just a man that has the desire to win and he wants to win at any cost. I think he’s doing everything he could to make the organization better, and the people within the organization — as far as the players — love him. I think he’s a great guy. … He’s still trying to find the pieces to the puzzle to get it on the positive side, and you have to applaud it.