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Clinton Portis declines to comment, with help from Albert Haynesworth

Clinton Portis and Albert Haynesworth performed a scripted skit for reporters in the locker room Thursday afternoon in which Portis declined to answer questions and Haynesworth covered the running back's mouth with strips of black athletic tape.

A Redskins media relations official informed reporters that Portis, who, in a prepared statement, apologized for inappropriate comments he made about female reporters earlier this week, was ready for his scheduled weekly media availability.

When reporters approached Portis at his dressing stall, however, he initially did not speak. When a reporter asked Portis about his ill-advised comments during the radio interview, he held up a spiral notebook with "No Comment" written on one of the pages while Haynesworth, standing to Portis's left, tore a piece of tape and applied it to Portis's lips.

When a reporter asked about Sunday's game against the Houston Texans, Portis turned the page and held up the notebook again: "Thanks For Coming." Haynesworth applied another piece of black tape.

As reporters continued in vain to engage Portis, up went the notebook twice more with: "God Bless You" and "Have A Good Day." Haynesworth did his part with more tape, and then the players left the locker room together.

Redskins officials probably would prefer that Portis's lips remained perpetually sealed. He occasionally has inserted his foot into his mouth during interviews -- though not to the extent of his misstep this week -- or has stirred controversy by ripping former head coach Jim Zorn and quarterback Jason Campbell.

But this was Portis's first opportunity to explain himself after making comments that, at the very least, displayed some insensitivity on the subject of female reporters. It does raise questions about how sincere Portis's apology was. Perhaps the Portis-Haynesworth two-man act should go on the road. It didn't play well in Ashburn.

By Jason Reid  |  September 16, 2010; 12:14 PM ET
Categories:  Albert Haynesworth , Clinton Portis  
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Comments

Can we trade Clinton with Haynesworth to Tennessee for Chris Johnson?

A ham sandwhich maybe?

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | September 16, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

LOVE IT!!! You guys rip Portis for talking too much and now pout that he doesn't want to feed you more material? The digital age has turned sports media from analyst into Perez Hilton looking for juicy sound bites to make PFT headlines rather than actual, valuable info. I digress a little though, I do find Steinberg’s quirky takes to be entertaining but that's his gig . . . and the insight on the running game and why it almost works but clearly doesn't at this point were what I want as a Skins junky obsessed with the GAME and want more understand the GAME . . . read blood, sweat, and chalk and give us more of that ilk and less of the Perez Hilton and I wont complain.

Posted by: kmag1 | September 16, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth starts by week 5.....

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | September 16, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

The identical post multiple times. Happens a lot to bloggers because of the blog's slow update speed and their impatience. But reporters? WTF?

Posted by: Coriolis | September 16, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

I kinda like this Shannahan clandestine business approach. Stop the leaks, Sensor the players, Fire the PR guy and don’t give the scribes anything to write about. Hmmm...Very interesting.

Posted by: joe_king | September 16, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Hey Trebek....

You already posted this article. Look below...Are you OK Reid?

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | September 16, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth starts by week 5.....

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | September 16, 2010 12:30 PM |

Starts giving more effort?

Posted by: Coriolis | September 16, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

I still say the skit was funny, at least from the written account.

And I don't see what was so outrageous about CP's comments, and I certainly don't think he should be pilloried for them.

If you're that intent on stifling speech you find objectionable, I'm sure Cuba, Venezuela, China, or N. Korea would love to have you.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 16, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I think it's great these two are clowining the situation. It's ridiculous that a man can't speak his mind, whether he's right or wrong.
But it's to be expected these days. And you can't blame the Skins for wanting to put this away. New PR guy earning his scratch now.
For the team, hopefully the upside is some cohesion in the unit. Sounds that way.
Sally Jenkins comments on the fiasco are pretty funny.

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 16, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Reporters DESPARATELY try to become of Non-Story.

News at 11.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 16, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Reporters DESPARATELY try to become part of Non-Story.

News at 11.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 16, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Uh oh J Reid hatin big time.

Posted by: Stu27 | September 16, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Yeah Reid, go ahead and piss and moan about how you couldn't get your precious quote from Clinton Portis about his comments regarding that hack cu*t "journalist".

He probably had a gag order issued to him by Shanahan, or he probably has FINALLY come to the realization that no matter what he says or does, he'll never satisfy the likes of you and all the other MANY detractors and pure haters!

I guarantee you that even if he did offer an apology, you and you fellow media tools would've hollered about how it didn't seem contrite because he wrote or some other bullsh*t! And everyone knows that his "apology" was forced by the Redskins PR staff, not Portis himself. Get a fu_king clue already!

"It didn't play well in Ashburn"? No just to you, Reid. No one in Ashburn could give a damn about this anymore. They've issued a prepared PR apology, he's been told not to speak on it anymore, THAT'S IT! Time to LIG, Reid! You're not going to hear him speak on this ever again. Deal with it!

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

shanny operates in the shadows....

Jackson talks are heating up again.....

Suspension could be lessened if he's traded.....

By trade deadline two of our players will be moved....

Just we won't know who....

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | September 16, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

just showed how immature this two players are. hope young players in the team today will look up to london fletcher, who is a classy guy. i'm seeing d hall is turning to be a leader just like london. more classy football players in the future please, mr. allen.

Posted by: capsfan2007 | September 16, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

Jason,

You couldn't be more of a turd. "It didn't play well in Ashburn." Pretty sure they aren't concerned about your entertainment. You're the nerd that's been trying to cook rumors started by "un-named sources" into facts. If I were in the locker room, I'd avoid you like the plague.

Guys like John Keim, Rich Campbell and Chris Russell do a far superior job than you by reporting on the team in a far more informative light.

Love your columns!

Posted by: steplight | September 16, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Bwaaaaaaahahahahaha.

FU reid and all you other panty clad beeyotches. I think that ish is FUNNY, and I also like that its AH and CP doing the bit.

You keep stirring; we'll keep laughing at yer dum azz.

ps f usc and their fake azz hand wringing and teeth gnashing over Reggie. It was all good when everybody was sporting a sweet ride and living the life, but now that its probation and heisman no mas, all of troy acts shocked and disgusted. Joke.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | September 16, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

today is the day that the NFL determines if VJacksons suspension will be lessened if he's traded.

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | September 16, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure Cuba, Venezuela, China, or N. Korea would love to have you.

Posted by: freakzilla | September 16, 2010 12:34 PM |

And we'd love to have you go there too. Leastways NK where there ain't no internet.

Posted by: Coriolis | September 16, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

this is great.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | September 16, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 12:35 PM |

Gonna be bloggin' it up for Bin Laden anytime soon?

Posted by: Coriolis | September 16, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Redskins officials probably would prefer that Portis's lips remained perpetually sealed. He occasionally has inserted his foot into his mouth during interviews -- though not to the extent of his misstep this week -- or has stirred controversy by ripping former head coach Jim Zorn and quarterback Jason Campbell.

But this was Portis's first opportunity to explain himself after making comments that, at the very least, displayed some insensitivity on the subject of female reporters. It does raise questions about how sincere Portis's apology was. Perhaps the Portis-Haynesworth two-man act should go on the road. It didn't play well in Ashburn.

By Jason Reid | September 16, 2010; 12:14 PM ET

AWESOME!!!! It played great to the fans though. You guys at the Post deserve this kind of treatment with all of the negativity you spread about the team and players with your writing.

Take the lead from John Keim. This guy actually knows about the game of football.

A while back on a radio interview, didn't Portis mention how the media in this town is unlike any other, b/c they essentially want the team to fail. You'd think it would be the opposite because the 'Skins are the bread maker for the entire Sports section. (Randy Moss is probably dealing with the same thing.)

This was funny. J Reid of course won't think so because he has no sound to put to anything or real news to funnel up to ESPN regarding Haynesworth.

Posted by: saltine182 | September 16, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Oh that ham sandwich, isn't he funny. And that Shakespeare Portis, what a wit. I bet they get up to all sorts of hijinks when they have sleepovers....

Posted by: 44fx2901 | September 16, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

SFIK, damn straight it was funny! Even better that the two unequivocal and MOST hated Redskins did it. Pretty sure all the haters were seething like a mothertucker once they read the last thread.

I hope they have tape too.

Just trying to picture Reid's stupid look on his face once he and his rumor media pimps realized they weren't going to get a quote and they left the room... Go suck on it Reid and other haters!

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

That's actually funny...

Portis is smart and funny but he can get diarrhea of the mouth sometimes...and he'll answer ANY question asked by the media.

Albert should be applying some grip it tape to Carlito's hands...

Posted by: boricuabopper | September 16, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

With the way MS runs a tight lipped ship, did the reporters actually think that CP would make a comment after the apology? Much ado over nothing today.

Posted by: TWISI | September 16, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Oh you mad you couldn't get a quote from Portis haha so you decided to vent about it. Hey Reid how your LA teams doing??? USC sucks and your Chargers losing to the Chiefs now...

Posted by: ATLredskin | September 16, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

J Reid, you sound like a jilted lover. Get over it! LOL.

Posted by: mlindsey13 | September 16, 2010 12:58 PM | Report abuse

But this was Portis's first opportunity to explain himself after making comments that, at the very least, displayed some insensitivity on the subject of female reporters. It does raise questions about how sincere Portis's apology was. Perhaps the Portis-Haynesworth two-man act should go on the road. It didn't play well in Ashburn.

By Jason Reid | September 16, 2010; 12:14 PM ET
Categories: Albert Haynesworth , Clinton Portis
________

Good lord, who cares. Go play some football and beat the Texans.....

Posted by: skinsfan713 | September 16, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

Earth to Reid: Grow up

Posted by: bdean1 | September 16, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Keim had an AWESMOE points on the game. Great breakdown.

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 16, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I would have liked to have seen on one of the sports shows this week exactly how Roy Williams got soooo open on the final play of Sundays game. Anyway, I hope the defense addressed it because you know every one of our opponents analyzed it to use in their games.

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | September 16, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Could you please blog about actual football news. Leave this stuff to Dan, he covers it better without the hate.

Posted by: bindeda | September 16, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Coriolis' path
'round the potty, differing
hemispheric'ly

Posted by: freakzilla | September 16, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Funny that you think it didn't play well. In the photos that Steinberg posted it seems to have played just fine.

It amazes me the way you and everyone on the Post staff with the exception of Len Shapiro are supporting Ms.Sainz here. It's really quite ridiculous actually.

Posted by: keino83 | September 16, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I'm so sick of reporters these days trying to dig up whatever they can to cause controversy. I wish they didn't have any access to the players, just report on the game and the play Reid. Journalism has turned into TMZ these days and I'm sick of it.

Posted by: RiggoisDrunk | September 16, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

ESPN's Jemele Hill V. New York Shock Exchange over the Portis flap . . . You decide -----> Just ask for what you want!

Posted by: Silk32 | September 16, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

ESPN's Jemele V. Shock Exchange in Clinton Portis flap ... You decide -----> http://clicky.me/1oj0

Posted by: Silk32 | September 16, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

There were a whole series of posts here an hour or two ago that now are gone.

Creepy or censorship?

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 16, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

I see the revival of Sheriff Gonnagetcha and coach Janky-Stanky.

Dude, slap dreadlock wig and some funny glasses on Fat Albert and if he starts to reek havoc on opposing offenses, I'll be totally on board with it.

Why does any person alive act shocked at CP's behavior/comments anyway. The dude has always been a clown. I promise you that when that drip Goodell first herd the CP soundbite, he laughed. Take it to the bank or the casino.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 16, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

"Rather than talk to the media, Clinton Portis turned his availability into lame performance art."


You really are some piece of work, Reid. You know that? "Lame performance art". Yeah way to go as far as maintaining your objectivity, you know, as a PROFESSIONAL, you fu_king hack!


"lame performance art" = Whaaaaaaaa.... Portis didn't give me a quote about his comments or apology..... Whaaaaaaaa... He did a scripted skit with of ALL people ALBERT HAYNESWORTH!!!!!.... Whaaaaaaa... They won't talk to me.... Whaaaaaaaa.... I have limited access at Redskins Park... Milton Bradley pulled my b*tch card.... Whaaaaaa... I'm a nonprofessional pester piece of sh*t.... WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

LOL Jason -- get a life man! Your insider post reads like a "someone who got stood up at the prom"! You guys want the guy to respond, when he did, you guys took it and ran with it. Now, he decides to be quiet, good for him! Please my brother report on the football issues!

Posted by: joyceinez | September 16, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Who cares, what he said wasn't offensive to me - maybe insensitive - but WHO CARES - he isn't paid for his comments - he is paid to run the ball and score TD's. Get to work CP and no one will remember this stupid incident!

Posted by: skins10 | September 16, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

"It does raise questions about how sincere Portis's apology was. Perhaps the Portis-Haynesworth two-man act should go on the road. It didn't play well in Ashburn."

Seriously? STOP THE UNEARNED EDITORIALIZING. Use sources or quit pretending your a reporter. You want a column? Earn it, don't try it out on us.

+1 to RiggoisDrunk. ENOUGH TMZ. It's funny. Portis only has to apologize b/c he's got jobs and needs to hoop jump. Honestly, Mr. Mayor, you don't agree with Portis? If you got dropped into a room with 53 well-conditioned women, you wouldn't notice any of them? he real story is that Portis is at least trying to make AH feel like part of the team. Maybe that's really how the players feel.

Enough. Quit it. This is crap.

Posted by: WorstSeat | September 16, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

waaaahhh, he was insincere!!! waaaaaaahhh!!!!

you couldn't tell by the boilerplate press release he put out?

I really don't care, he's entitled to his opinion, whether it's idiotic or not. I'm just glad they are getting along, maybe he actually did get through to Haynesworth and that situation will improve.

Posted by: AdamCr | September 16, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Haha, everyone hates jason reid. there is literally not one post that gives support to him!

Btw, Jason Reid has the personality of a 2x4.

Posted by: HDiniMFO | September 16, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 12:35 PM

as well as....
Just trying to picture Reid's stupid look on his face once he and his rumor media pimps realized they weren't going to get a quote and they left the room... Go suck on it Reid and other haters!

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 12:53 PM
------------------------------------
RedDMV...I'm loving your sh!t today..I like the way you handle these hating bamas can't wait until I can find time here at work to blast on them..all those bama-azz-bamas....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 16, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what any of these no-talent, so-called journalist/reporters would write about if they had to cover Art Monk.

They might actually have to report on what they saw on the field in games and in practice.

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!

JR is just a wannabe writing-Shugg Knight look-alike. I am not impressed and I know I'd blow this blog up, nationwide, if I were its author.

BOOK THAT SH*T!

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 16, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

JR HE ISSUED AN APOLOGY!!!!! Are you saying he's got to say it again to you?? Who are you?

You are a reporter, you ask questions-right?
Clinton answered the question already. To comment on his sincerity is a total meathead move on your part. Really, who are you to judge another mans sincerity? Some people handle adversity with comedy, get over it and grow up.

Posted by: MajorFacemask | September 16, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

I would have liked to have seen on one of the sports shows this week exactly how Roy Williams got soooo open on the final play of Sundays game. Anyway, I hope the defense addressed it because you know every one of our opponents analyzed it to use in their games.

Posted by: vegasskinsfan | September 16, 2010 1:08 PM

Heard them on espn radio going over the Shanny mic'd up tape at lunch. One of the bites was after the last play, and London was heard apologizing to Shanny saying it was his blown coverage. Shanny responded with something like "it's ok, you did great, I'm so proud of you".

Very proud to have both these guys on our side!

Posted by: stevek20147 | September 16, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

This was hilarous. CP has a great sense of humor, and enlisting the media's favorite punching bag in the skit was money.

I really loved the "God Bless You" page. That was inspired.

Posted by: dpc2003 | September 16, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

Btw, Jason Reid has the personality of a 2x4.

Posted by: HDiniMFO | September 16, 2010 1:24 PM
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very very funny...lmao

Posted by: jcnjcnj | September 16, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I love it! Portis' comments were blown way out of proportion by THE MEDIA! Good to see Haynesworth having some fun. Hopefully this will lighten everyone's mood and he can get out there do do what he's been paid to do. Let's just move on and play some football! HAIL!

Posted by: Toochilled | September 16, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

"lame performance art" = Whaaaaaaaa.... Portis didn't give me a quote about his comments or apology..... Whaaaaaaaa... He did a scripted skit with of ALL people ALBERT HAYNESWORTH!!!!!.... Whaaaaaaa... They won't talk to me.... Whaaaaaaaa.... I have limited access at Redskins Park... Milton Bradley pulled my b*tch card.... Whaaaaaa... I'm a nonprofessional pester piece of sh*t.... WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 1:18 PM

I was gonna pile on, but can't say it any better than this. Go Red!

Posted by: stevek20147 | September 16, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

This whole thing is ridiculous. It's no wonder the rest of the world see's us as some throwback to the Victorian age when people were ordered to exhibit no touching in public. Women could display nothing of their legs and of course their chest had to be bound like prisoners in Abu Gharaib.

The women reporter that is in the center of this controversy said herself that she had no problem with anything that was said in this so - called incident. It is the other female reporters that are upset. Perhaps because no one in the locker room see's them as sexually recognizable.

Look, in other countries and where this female reporter is from people just know that what is natural is that men and women are attracted to each other and this is not a problem.

However in America, especially the Politically Correct one we live in now, if anyone suggests something is wrong because of some sexually insensitive comment ( that really is only a realistic observation of the human experience ) they rush to be so on board with this outrage so as to become accepted not unlike the majority of reporters and newcasts in the run up to the Illegal wars in Iraq. That worked out well for the world didn't it ??

You all are a bunch of jack a$$es and nincompoops for uttering the stupid things you do when facts are just facts. If a woman with such a sexual approach to her job as the woman in question, with pants that look like they are painted on and you expect nothing to be said ? Well, grow up and smell the coffee my friends. This is the 21st Century and the way we are acting is the very thing that the rest of the world community laughs at us for.

We just have to control every thing. Even nature. It's pathetic.

Posted by: kozmik1 | September 16, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

JR HE ISSUED AN APOLOGY!!!!! Are you saying he's got to say it again to you?? Who are you?

You are a reporter, you ask questions-right?
Clinton answered the question already. To comment on his sincerity is a total meathead move on your part. Really, who are you to judge another mans sincerity? Some people handle adversity with comedy, get over it and grow up.

Posted by: MajorFacemask | September 16, 2010 1:28 PM |

I hear you MF. I know a lot of people condemed Deion Sanders for this but I LOVED when he tossed that bucket of water on the guy that ripped him in the media and then waltzed over to his locker like he was entitled for more information he could rip him with.

These so-called reporters - who are really bloggers with a bachelors in Mass Comm or something define themselves as legitimate journalistic contributors and feel they are entitled to any and all information on anything when they want it. And then, if they don't get it, they cry like Dick Vermile and go about crushing them in print, radio or TV. Or, Like that fat f*ck King, go on a crusade to keep one of the all-time great NFL WR's out of the hall of fame because why, he didn't like talking to the media.

Hell, they guy's last name WAS Monk you know?

Wasn't it Bobby Knight who described sports reporters as being on the same level as street walking hookers?

Classic.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 16, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, Mr. Mayor, you don't agree with Portis? If you got dropped into a room with 53 well-conditioned women, you wouldn't notice any of them?
Posted by: WorstSeat | September 16, 2010 1:20 PM

Somehow I think his response would be "ew, no way!" "I prefer to hang with the boys".

Posted by: stevek20147 | September 16, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: stevek20147 | September 16, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Lance Briggs says women shouldn't be in locker rooms

Posted by Mike Florio on September 16, 2010 11:46 AM ET

Right about now, the folks at 280 Park Avenue have to feel like the owners of 101 dalmatian puppies, who inevitably will be doing what puppies do all over the floor -- forcing the owners of the puppies to continuously look for the next pile to clean up.

The latest mess in the Ines Sainz affair has been created by Bears linebacker Lance Briggs, who would if he had his way disregard 33 years of legal precedent and eject females from the locker room.


"I don't think women should be in the locker room," Bears linebacker Lance Briggs told NBCChicago.com. "The locker room is the place where us guys, us football players, we dress, we shower, we're naked, we're walking around and we're bombarded by media. A lot of times I'm asking the media to wait until I'm dressed."

The problem is that women are entitled to equal access to the sports reporters' workplace, and the sports reporters' workplace includes the locker room. So unless and until the NFL or any other professional sports league decides to make players available only after they have showered and dressed and chased Uter with a wet towel, women will have every right to be in the locker room.

Look for Briggs to soon "clarify" his comments, after the league office points out to him that his remarks prove that he's full of something other than chocolate. Or brains.

Posted by: Diesel44 | September 16, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Uh OH.....

Portis wasn't nice to the media today. Prepare yourselves for the continuous stream of negative Portis stories from
"Da Mayor" on RI.

Posted by: dcwun | September 16, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

First of all, I am no skins fan but what the hell did Portis say that was so wrong? You can't have an opinion in this country anymore? Put me in a room with 53 naked young women in great shape and I'll be interested in shagging 53 women.

Second of all, the locker room should be for players and coaches only. You jack ass media types want your interview then wait in the interview room. It's your demand for immediate access to the players that created this mess - not the players.

I'd pay to see Fat Albert give this turd Reid some beef stew!!!

Posted by: bigbaddad1 | September 16, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

THIS JUST IN!

SOME HUMAN BEINGS ACTUALLY WANT TO HAVE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH OTHER HUMANS

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 16, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

BWAHAHAHA "it didn't play well in Ashburn." DUNT DUNT DUNT!!! Cue the dramatic music!

Any time this column engages in random editorializing it always comes off as peevish. Today is no exception, lol

Posted by: cali_snowboarder | September 16, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Football is about nuts & balls. If you can't handle it, stay away... far away. If you walk into a lions den...,don't be naive to think that at the very least... 1 of those lions if going to take a bite out of your #$@#%. Now lets kick it up a bit... Walk into the same lions den with Steak drawers on... and guess what... each and every lion in there is going to be on the @#%#.

I'LL SUM THIS ALL UP BY SAYING.... THAT REPORTER WENT INSIDE THE JETS PRACTICE FACILITY THE OTHER DAY WITH STEAK DRAWERS ON & HOPEFULLY SHE'S LEARNED TO WEAR SOME STEEL DRAWERS NEXT TIME.

Posted by: smileybird | September 16, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

On a side note the choice of Bib Albert to assist in the skit could be construed as a big "Up Yours" to the local media. Clever and On point. Makes me wonder if Cooley has his fingerprints on the whole skit.

Posted by: Ardian | September 16, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

ShockExchange listing was great! Thx!

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 16, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

There were a whole series of posts here an hour or two ago that now are gone.

Creepy or censorship?

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 16, 2010 1:17 PM

Double post moe...the one we were on is gone...our illuminating thoughts on this subject are sadly gone forever...

Posted by: PlayAction | September 16, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

What's funny is the more people that stick their foot in their mouth and make it known how they don't want women in the lockerroom, the stupider they appear. Ok, Jets did it first, it should be oops, my bad, apologize a little and it's forgotten. Clinton proved to be the first idiot to speak when he should have learned from the Jets, now Briggs looks like even more of an idiot, who's next?

Posted by: monk811 | September 16, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Thanks, dudes. Like a lot of comments here, that one sort of pissed me off.

Just so sick of this POS "journalist" crying and stomping his feet in place like some petulant 3 year old who was told "NO' every time he feels hosed by one of the players at Redskins Park.

He wants to talk about acting professional then acts in a unprofessional manner his damn self! WTF?!?!?!?!

Hypocrite tool, is what Jason Reid is. Keeping on dreaming about that national gig, Reid. I'm sure ESPN will come calling for your "talents" one day.

Posted by: RedDMV | September 16, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

VJ could play in the fifth game if traded.

Posted by: joe_king | September 16, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

There were a whole series of posts here an hour or two ago that now are gone.

Creepy or censorship?

Posted by: MistaMoe | September 16, 2010 1:17 PM

Double post moe...the one we were on is gone...our illuminating thoughts on this subject are sadly gone forever...

Posted by: PlayAction | September 16, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Dammit, I made a good Fat Bastard joke about Haynesworth too, now it'll be gone forever.......

Posted by: monk811 | September 16, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

J.Reid may have leapfrogged Riggo and B.Mitch on the CP hater scale with this one.

"Perhaps the Portis-Haynesworth two-man act should go on the road."
-Classic.

no need to catch feelings reid it was a joke.

Posted by: PortisPocketsStr8 | September 16, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Portis should get a tat- "No Questions"

Posted by: alex35332 | September 16, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Dammit, I made a good Fat Bastard joke about Haynesworth too, now it'll be gone forever.......

Posted by: monk811 | September 16, 2010 2:01 PM

That sucks monk...I'm thinking Hess maybe behind this...

Posted by: PlayAction | September 16, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

I'm so glad I don't have to stand around hoping for some fatass naked biotch, who probably just farted, talk to me while his rancid and stained jock strap hangs just within eyesight.

Next time Ines Sainz pays a visit to the Skins' locker room, make sure she is greeted by a bent-over Haynesworth, a crouching Kemo, Casey Rabach inspecting his abused crotch and a few other linemen, butt nekkid yukking it up while blowing heaters and asking each other if the pummeling their jewels take might impact their ability to procreate.

Awesome job you have there JR. I am so jealous. Your standing in the community and your daily work environment put you about a half-notch above a corrections officer.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 16, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Vincent Jackson to only miss four games if traded
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 16, 2010 1:56 PM ET
A potential trade of Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson just got easier.

Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports reports that Jackson will only miss four games at the start of the 2010 season, should he get traded anytime soon. (Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune also has the news.) Jackson remains suspended three games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Jackson was also set to miss an additional three games after he reported to a team because he was placed on the Chargers roster exempt list. But the NFL and NFLPA met Thursday and came up a compromise for Jackson's missed time should be traded.

If Jackson signed with the Chargers, he would still have to miss an additional three games. (Six total.) That makes the small chance he'd return to San Diego look even slimmer. Jackson seems likely to get traded or simply sit the year out.

The Vikings appear to be Jackson's most likely suitor, although the Rams have been linked to him previously as well.

Posted by: TWISI | September 16, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

That skit was pretty funny!

The man is asked his opinion, gives it and then gets hammered for doing so. And you think he should willingly answer all questions after that? Why? He can only answer with "the company line", not his own true opinion. I don't blame him a bit.

Posted by: shanks1 | September 16, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

They pay idiots like this to be sports writers? Maybe I should give it a shot. I'd be able to write more unbiased stories about the Redskins than this fool - and I'm not a skins fan. Plus, as a journalist I could cover the women's PGA tour and get locker room access to some of those smokin hot ladies!!

Posted by: bigbaddad1 | September 16, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

They pay idiots like this to be sports writers? Maybe I should give it a shot. I'd be able to write more unbiased stories about the Redskins than this fool - and I'm not a skins fan. Plus, as a journalist I could cover the women's PGA tour and get locker room access to some of those smokin hot ladies!!

Posted by: bigbaddad1 | September 16, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Clinton Portis is a fool.
Put his arse on the bus. (does not matter where. Just get someone who plays. Please.
Send Albert H. away too.

Posted by: Tobor58 | September 16, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: stevek20147 | September 16, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

After watching Armstrong DROP 2 TD catches....

Yes....Trade for VJ....And a Defensive lineman....

Posted by: 4thFloor | September 16, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Well,maybe Fat Albert will be happier now that he has a friend on the team, thus play the 3-4 properly. Nice to see accurate grammar and spelling on CP's notebook pages. Maybe he should use a notebook in all of his future interviews?

Posted by: artsnsportz | September 16, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Dammit, I made a good Fat Bastard joke about Haynesworth too, now it'll be gone forever.......

Posted by: monk811 | September 16, 2010 2:01 PM

That sucks monk...I'm thinking Hess maybe behind this...

Posted by: PlayAction | September 16, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Nah, sounds like something Poopy, Albert_Haynesworth or BlueStar Ointment would do, you know they're all the same person, oops, didn't mean to let the cat outta the bag! I wonder how many more troll User IDs does he have?

Posted by: monk811 | September 16, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

poopy_mcpoop only has 1 User ID. But keep your detective skills sharp. Maybe one day you'll be right about something.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 16, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Sorry JR, it didn't play well with your crew... the 2bit hack crew. I guess you wanted sound bites... and he did not give it to you. So you have to go home with your ball because the other kids refused to let you play? Grow up dude... you have your soap box.

Posted by: samiismoni14 | September 16, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

You are absolutely clowning yourself with this post, Reid. No one outside of the PR police inside NFL offices and hack mediots thought anything was wrong with what Clinton said, now you want to get mad because he won't say anything to give you fools a second opporutnity to railroad him. And you wonder why Shanahan set out the media rules. I can't wait until some of guys start getting your credentials revoked, it's not like we the fans will lose anything but manufactured drama and poo flung at walls anyways.

Posted by: DCsportsfan53 | September 16, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Does JR ever respond to any of these posts? Just curious if he would or if we should just assume he's sitting in his chair rubbing one out to the pics of Tom Brady that have been adorning this blog for so long I am almost dying to get the Ray Lewes photo put back up.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | September 16, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Reporters are nothing but sternograhers.
If a player doesn't say anything, they have no clue how to fill the space in their column. Thank God for press releases.

Posted by: blunny | September 16, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Reporters are nothing but sternograhers.
If a player won't give them a quote, they are lost on how to fill their column.
At least they have press releases they can copy.

Posted by: blunny | September 16, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Just another in a line of pathetic WP sports reporters on this subject. Why would any person with half a brain think Portis was at liberty to talk to the press at this point on this topic? And even if he hasn't been ordered not to talk, how could he possibly comment without getting into deeper trouble unless he wants to totally humiliate himself and grovel.

Posted by: jfmam5323 | September 16, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding? Do you really think Portis drafted that apology statement? That was done by the organization.

I personally found nothing wrong with what he said. It's refreshing to get a little honesty out of a pro athlete for a change.

I get tired of reading the canned responses, the PC responses, the carefully worded responses.

He needs to break a few runs before he breaks his silence though.

Posted by: CapitalCitySports | September 16, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Jason Reid is the worlds biggest hater! It's a wonder they let you in Redskins Park. Get the thong out of your butt dude!

Posted by: thedc_kid | September 16, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

This is bad journalism - remove yourself from the story for once, no one cares about whether you think this was funny.

Posted by: jesstyr | September 16, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Fatboy should keep that tape in his pocket when he visits Great American Steak Buffet

Posted by: kahlua87 | September 16, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

i feel censored....maybe i should go wrap a towel around my lower body area..........my post was about the non-news of portis and haynesworth not talking to the press....media folks seem to have thin skin about critique of their work. maybe the players don't want reporters in the locker room while they're naked. how about that as a story. ask that question.

Posted by: joerutgens72 | September 16, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

HOW LONG IS THE MEDIA GOING TO BLEED THIS TURNIP? BEING OF THE FEMALE PERSUASION, WHAT DID HE SAY THAT WAS SO OFFENSIVE THAT THE NFL GOT THEIR SHORTS IN A BUNCH? LEAVE IT ALONE; SINCE THE DOESN'T HAVE TIGER TO KICK AROUND, YOU'LL PICK ON ANYONE.

Posted by: skinfreak | September 16, 2010 9:45 PM | Report abuse

I am the first to call portis out for his often inappropriate comments regarding the redskins, but this is quite different. First of all, he isn't saying anything negative about the skins, which makes this a non-issue for me.

But in this case, the media is being extremely un-objective. If you all are going to vigorously call out portis for being inappropriate how about calling out Ines Sainz for unprofessional and clearly inappropriate dress code. What reaction should you expect when a female reporter who flaunts herself shamelessly goes into a lockerroom full of naked men?

I mean cmon all you have to do is google her:
http://www.google.com/images?q=Ines+Sainz&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=RuGSTNuoG4OqsAPEh9nkCQ&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CDsQsAQwAw&biw=1003&bih=730

Posted by: offbyone | September 16, 2010 11:34 PM | Report abuse

"It does raise questions about how sincere Portis's apology was. Perhaps the Portis-Haynesworth two-man act should go on the road. It didn't play well in Ashburn."

Diffusing an awkward situation with humor is actually a pretty good way to handle it.

And let's face it, if you weren't gonna let him off the hook for not saying anything, you probably weren't gonna let him off the hook.

Anyway, he ain't playin' for reporters--all he has to do is keep Shanahan happy. That's what he gets paid to do. Well, that and score touchdowns.

Shanahan won't be happy with him for too much shenanigans, so like I said, so long as he's scorin' touchdowns and keepin' Shanahan happy, I'll be happy.

...especially since we beat Dallas. That still hasn't worn off for me. Crazy reporters complaining after we beat Dallas?! Didn't they teach what's important in journalism school?

Posted by: Shultz86 | September 17, 2010 4:07 AM | Report abuse

Mostly, the media does not want to shoot themselves in the foot by facing the issue of locker room equality outside while dressing and showering. Unfortunately Portis made it easy to divert the story from common sense judgment of privacy to unrelated issue of professional ethics.

JR, now has what it takes to report for TMZ. Portis is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. Sports reporters are more interested in spinning "comments" or actions of a person that can help them sell. The one thing I agree on with what I have been reading, Portis is a bit behind in this learning curve of keeping his mouth taped. Reporters get indignant when they don't find the dirt, so they go to sleep wondering how to exploit a situation for ratings or profit. You did exactly that this morning. WP will one day be the same as radio stations changing their format. The readers will get tired of this crap.

Good job, you have proven to me you belong to the socialistic, liberal, anti-roots WP.

Posted by: Budpratt1 | September 17, 2010 6:17 AM | Report abuse

Mostly, the media does not want to shoot themselves in the foot by facing the issue of locker room equality outside while dressing and showering. Unfortunately Portis made it easy to divert the story from common sense judgment of privacy to unrelated issue of professional ethics.

JR, now has what it takes to report for TMZ. Portis is damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. Sports reporters are more interested in spinning "comments" or actions of a person that can help them sell. The one thing I agree on with what I have been reading, Portis is a bit behind in this learning curve of keeping his mouth taped. Reporters get indignant when they don't find the dirt, so they go to sleep wondering how to exploit a situation for ratings or profit. You did exactly that this morning. WP will one day be the same as radio stations changing their format. The readers will get tired of this crap.

Good job, you have proven to me you belong to the socialistic, liberal, anti-roots WP.

Posted by: Budpratt1 | September 17, 2010 6:17 AM | Report abuse

But did you see the azz in those jeans (and the cameltoe)? Gimmee a break!!

Posted by: Pookie5 | September 18, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

portis is haynesworthless bit$h now

Posted by: geg5100 | September 18, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

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