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Clinton Portis's mouth taped shut



By now you've surely read about Clinton Portis's locker room stunt from Thursday, in which he declined to answer questions during his press conference, instead having Albert Haynesworth cover his mouth with black tape while he held up funny signs. Here are some grainy images of the circus, via Comcast SportsNet and NBC Washington, which has the video.

And say this about covering the Redskins: rarely is it dull.






By Dan Steinberg  |  September 16, 2010; 12:21 PM ET
Categories:  Media , Redskins  
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Comments

lol, now everyone is going to question his seriousness about the whole situation and blah blah blah.

These players are constantly in a lose lose situation, regardless of if they say something stupid or not.

No matter how they come out of the situation the media is going to spin it in a negative way. Just let these guys have their fun, they're kids in grown up bodies anyway.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | September 16, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

J Reid over on the Insider threw a little fit over this. RI is generally negative in their reporting and is always trying knock the players/coaches/owner so it's nice to see a player having fun with them and a reporter taking it so seriously because he cant get ESPN to link to his story.

Steiny, really appreciate all of the work you do. The Dexter Manley piece was great, but wish we could have seen the clip where he asked if you wanted to keep your hand or your manhood.

Would like to see something about how players feel the media reports the stories about the team and its players/coaches. Not sure if this is crossing a line or not. If I remember, Portis was saying last year how he felt D.C. was the only town where the media WANTED to see the teams fail.

Posted by: saltine182 | September 16, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Jason Reid was pretty bitter in the clip on NBC 4's website! LOL! I thought he was going to cry!

Posted by: thedc_kid | September 16, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Classic.

Posted by: DocHolliday1906 | September 16, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Shock Exchange V. ESPN's Jemele Hill on Clinton Portis firestorm ... Hill took issue with Portis' notion that female journalists "want" the athletes. Sharpe's accuser (i) was a former photographer who covered the Broncos (where Sharpe played) and (ii) was doubted by her friends who actually accused her of pursuing Sharpe.

Does the Shannon Sharpe story add fuel to the fire? You decide -----> http://clicky.me/1oj0

Posted by: Silk32 | September 16, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

The guy likes to speak his mind, but he can't now because of how fast any non-pc comments will spread to national news.

I guess he did waste their time, but I completely understand his point.

Posted by: trousers | September 17, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Don't ever change CP.

Posted by: Barno1 | September 17, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

J Reid over on the Insider threw a little fit over this. RI is generally negative in their reporting and is always trying knock the players/coaches/owner so it's nice to see a player having fun with them and a reporter taking it so seriously because he cant get ESPN to link to his story.

Steiny, really appreciate all of the work you do. The Dexter Manley piece was great, but wish we could have seen the clip where he asked if you wanted to keep your hand or your manhood.

Would like to see something about how players feel the media reports the stories about the team and its players/coaches. Not sure if this is crossing a line or not. If I remember, Portis was saying last year how he felt D.C. was the only town where the media WANTED to see the teams fail.

Posted by: saltine182 | September 16, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

Great, great post. Jason Reid lost a lot of credibility over this non-issue. He sounded like a baby on WaPo Live talking about it too. It's amazing to me because he is one of the people who in the past has asked CP when he is going to start doing his Sheriff Gonna Getcha/Southeast Jerome/Coach Janky Spanky etc comedy routines again. Then when Portis finally does do a comedy bit, Reid gets all sanctimonious and starts b****ing and complaining about it.

Used to respect Reid as a reporter but he has lost a lot of credibility with this crap.

Posted by: Barno1 | September 17, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

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