Former NFL Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis told Sports Illustrated that he contemplated killing one of his former financial managers after losing millions of dollars in various investments.
The story revealed Wednesday examined a night in 2013 where Portis waited on a manager to exit a Washington building while he sat in a parked car outside holding a gun.
“It wasn’t no beat up. It was kill,” Portis told Sports Illustrated of his intent on that night.
Portis, 35, made $43.1 million during his nine-year NFL career but saw that fortune disappear through failed investments, or, as a lawsuit claimed, bank withdrawals without his consent.
The manager’s identity was not revealed in the story, which said an anonymous friend talked Portis out of committing murder.
Portis, who filed for bankruptcy in 2015, told the magazine that an adviser had taken out a loan against a home without his consent.
Portis — who played his final game for Washington in 2010 — ran for more than 1,200 yards in six of his nine NFL seasons with the Redskins and Denver. He finished with 9,923 rushing yards, 2,018 receiving yards and 80 touchdowns, 75 of them rushing and five on catches.
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