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Casino Giant Sues Clinton Portis Over $10,000 Gambling Debt

Former NFL Running Back Has Owed Money Since 2011, MGM Claims


Former NFL running back Clinton Portis is facing a lawsuit from Nevada casino giant MGM over a $10,000 gambling debt, reported.

MGM wants the $10,000, plus another $1,000 in damages and attorney fees.

The casino operator had more than $9.8 billion in revenue in 2013.

Courthouse News Service reported that MGM is claiming Portis received two “negotiable credit instruments known as markers,” worth [roughly] $10,000, on Jan. 31, 2011. MGM said it sent a request by mail on Mar. 26, 2011 to collect on its debt, but Portis still hasn’t paid since then.

The issue is now with the Clark County court system.

Though a lot of former players who get exploited by the National Football League, which brings in billions and billions a year in revenue, end up facing financial problems in retirement, there is arguably no evidence that Portis is currently one of them.

A year ago, when Portis joined a class-action lawsuit against the NFL over concussions, he said that he wasn’t doing it because he needed the money.

“This is not about money for me I’m doing just fine!" he wrote on his Twitter.

So, maybe he just forgot about the $10,000 debt to MGM.

Tags: Clinton Portis,   NFL,   MGM,   Gambling Debt


over 7 years ago

I'm sorry, but what about the NFL exploiting players?? Cause that's ridiculous....


over 7 years ago

MGM wants their $10,000 even though they made $9.8B?

Players are exploited by the NFL??

Portis was suing on principal because he was just fine?

Well perhaps he meant physically. And who are you to comment on MGM's business practices? Have you ever had a real job, you know, in a corporation?

You need to be about you let Obama dish out the socialism and you just stick to the FACTS and not your supposition and socialist blather....good grief