Clinton Portis has jail in his future if he doesn’t pay what he owes to take care of his kid.
This week, an arrest warrant was issued for the former NFL running back over unpaid child support. According to court documents, he has failed to make a single payment of court-ordered child support of $1,937.00 monthly to the mother of a child born in March of 2015.
The first request for enforcement was filed in October of 2019, and at that point, Portis already owed $103,775.00, according to Jennifer Cabrera of the Alachua (Fl.) Chronicle.
“After Portis failed to appear at hearings, an Order to Appear and Show Cause was issued on July 20, 2021, ordering Portis to appear before the court on August 6 or be arrested. When he didn’t appear on August 6, he was found in civil contempt of the court. That order found that Portis owes retroactive child support of $147,962.49 plus interest. It also found that he has “the means and ability to pay, has guaranteed income, and has substantial retirement assets.”
The former Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos running back signed an eight-year, $50.5 million that included $17 million in combined signing and option bonuses in 2004. At the time, the deal made him highest-paid running back in NFL history.
By 2009, much of his money was already gone. He filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2015.
In 2017, he detailed to ‘Brian Burnsed’s Where Are They Now‘ how he went from a massive contract to not having anything.
He trusted advisors Jeff Rubin and JineshBrahmbhatt, both of whom were registered financial advisers with the NFL Players Association.
“They come impressive,” Portis told Burnsed. “The complication begins because you don’t understand it. You don’t know what they’re saying, but you just get involved.”
“Rubin got Portis to invest $1 million in an Alabama casino. That casino was shut down in 2012 after the state’s regulators got involved. Portis says that in all $3.1 million from his account was taken by Rubin.
When the total amount of his debt was tallied, it reached a staggering $5 million.
According to court documents, Portis owed $412,000 in domestic support to four women, $390,000 due to the IRS, $287,000 more owed to the MGM Grand casino and $170,000 to the Borgata and $500,000 to his own mother.”