SJ - August 22, 2021
Clinton Portis reportedly owes almost $150k in unpaid child support. As a result a court has issued an arrest warrant for the former NFL running back.
It's just the latest legal issue for Portis, who made $43 million during his playing days. His trial for fraud on the health care benefit program for retired players is set to begin on Monday.
From Pro Football Talk:
The court reportedly found that Portis owes $147,962.49, plus interest. The court also concluded, per the Chronicle, that Portis has “the means and ability to pay, has guaranteed income, and has substantial retirement assets.”
Portis filed for bankruptcy protection in 2015. Child-support obligations generally cannot be discharged, however. And there’s no indication that the amount owed by Portis was in any way diminished by his bankruptcy filing.
The nine-year NFL veteran, who played for Denver and Washington, has more immediate legal issues. His trial on criminal fraud charges is scheduled to begin in a federal court in Kentucky on Monday, August 23. Portis is accused of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and wire fraud in connection with the health plan available to retired NFL players.
Why live a quiet life after retiring when you can get into so much trouble? Everyone knows committing fraud (allegedly) and not paying child support (allegedly) is a lot of fun.
It will certainly keep one busy and isn't as boring as tending to a garden.