Although he is no longer on the team, Clinton Portis is still making headlines in Redskins country even during the offseason. His 7-year tenure as a Washington Redskins running back was full of highs and lows.
Portis blamed the media for some of those lows in a recent interview when he said ‘I think it just became a bittersweet moment in D.C. And the fans, due to the media portraying me as the problem and as the bad guy when I think I gave my heart to a city and I think I gave my heart to an organization, I did everything that was asked but in some people eyes it’s not enough.’
Redskins safety Reed Doughty joined the LaVar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes on 106.7 The Fan today to discuss his offseason and when asked about the Portis matter, disagreed with his former teammate.
“I don’t think the media sabotages anybody”, said Doughty. “I think that a lot of times media is trying to do their job and report things and bring things hype and get people excited about this stuff and they’re going to report negatively and positively and that’s the nature of it, but I don’t think the media ever runs anybody out of town.”
Doughty said the mix of injuries and younger players doing well for the team are what brought his time as a Washington Redskin to an end.
Earlier last month Portis expressed interest in playing for the Giants or another NFC East team, merely for an opportunity to play the Redskins twice a year. Portis referred to an opportunity like that as an ‘outstanding’ one, it’ll be interesting to see if and where he lands and how many more carries the injury-prone back has in him.
Listen to the full interview with Reed Doughty: