Redskins' Clinton Portis Apologizes For WJFK Commentary On Jets Controversy
September 15, 2010 at 4:27 AM (PT)
WASHINGTON REDSKINS running back CLINTON PORTIS, recently signed to do commentary on CBS RADIO Sports WJFK (106.7 THE FAN)/WASHINGTON, has issued an apology for comments about the NEW YORK JETS controversy regarding their behavior around a female reporter.
PORTIS, talking about the JETS' alleged harassment of TV AZTECA reporter INES SAINZ on TUESDAY, said "you put a woman and you give her a choice of 53 athletes, somebody got to be appealing to her. You know, somebody got to spark her interest, or she's gonna want somebody. I don't know what kind of woman won't, if you get to go and look at 53 men's packages. And you're just sitting here, saying 'Oh, none of this is attractive to me.' I know you're doing a job, but at the same time, the same way I'm gonna cut my eye if I see somebody worth talking to, I'm sure they do the same thing."
In his apology, PORTIS said, "I was wrong to make the comments I did, and I apologize. I respect the job that all reporters do. It is a tough job and we all have to work and act in a professional manner. I understand and support the team on these issues."
CBS spokesperson KAREN MATEO told USA TODAY, "Mr. PORTIS has apologized for his comments and we expect he will be back on the air next week."