Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Clinton Portis chimes in about female reporters and gets reprimanded immediately

Clinton Portis/Courtesy: hogshaven.com
Well now, someone sure stepped into a hornet's nest now didn't they. Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis, known for pretty much saying just about anything that crosses his mind, did just that today on a Washington DC radio station.

He added his two cents about...a--the situation with the reporter from Mexico, Ines Sainz and the Jets and b-- female sports reporters in general. He didn't have some very nice things to say.

Listen to the discussion with Mr. Portis on the Mike Wise Show on 106.7 the Fan RIGHT HERE

If you want to see what Portis said, then check out the Washington Post RIGHT HERE

Knowing Portis' penchant for speaking before thinking, it doesn't surprise anyone that he said what he did.

For their part, the NFL and the Redskins quickly distanced themselves from it. The NFL saying in a release "We have contacted the Redskins and they will discuss the matter directly with Mr. Portis"

The Redskins have already released an apology from Portis. "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."

Since we have spent many years covering professional sports teams, we fully realize that there is...and there has been an issue with this subject. There have been many discussions about ways to make this less uncomfortable for both sides. The players, for their part, generally don't like getting ambushed by a phalanx of reporters and cameras as soon as they step out of the shower.

The flip side is, holding everyone until all are dressed doesn't solve the problem either. By that time, most players in most sports would be gone. Long gone. And the reporters would be left with nothing.

For those who criticize reporters, remember this. As much as you love your sports, part of your love is getting reaction, news and information about and on your favorite team. If there isn't a reporter there to do that, how else would you get it?

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