No Costume, New Role for Portis: ‘Soccer Dad’
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - There was no "Southeast Jerome" or "Bro Sweets." Clinton Portis has a new title for himself: "soccer dad."
Portis formally announced his retirement Thursday, frequently shedding tears as he spoke uninterrupted for some 25 minutes about his life and nine-year NFL career with the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins.
The 30-year-old Portis last played for the Redskins in 2010, and his announcement was timed to coincide with his induction into a list of the franchise's all-time greats.
He set Washington's single-season rushing record in 2005, the same year he wore costumes on a near-weekly basis during the team's playoff drive.
Portis said the costumes were "fun to do" and helped his teammates get through a special season.