Former Pro Bowl running back Clinton Portis, who played for the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins, has revealed that he contemplated committing murder. Also, Karlos Williams and David Irving have been suspended by the NFL and Legarrette Blount has a weight clause in his contract.

Clinton Portis' story

In a story that Clinton Portis did with Sports Illustrated, he talked candidly about the night four years ago he was waiting in his car outside a building with a loaded gun, ready to commit murder.

He was waiting for one of his managers that he felt had ruined him financially. Portis lost most of the $43.1 million he made over his career because it had been spent or lost through investments. He had also had money taken from his bank account without his consent.

Portis filed several lawsuits against former managers, who lost their privileges to work in finance. However, they faced no jail time, which made Portis furious.

An anonymous friend, who had been trained as a family therapist, managed to talk Portis out of committing murder. However, Portis said if he had seen the manager before calming down, "We'd probably be doing this interview from prison." (ESPN).

Two more suspensions

This NFL offseason has now seen two more players get suspended in free agent Karlos Williams and Dallas Cowboy David Irving. Karlos Williams has been suspended for at least one year following his third substance abuse violation.

Williams was suspended 4 games last July and was released by the Buffalo Bills in August. In November, he was suspended 10 games after a second violation while a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad. The team released him in March and he has been a free agent since then.

In May, it was revealed that Dallas Cowboys defensive end David Irving was facing a 4 game suspension for violating the NFL's performance enhancing drug policy.

Irving attempted to the appeal the decision, but now he has been officially suspended. Irving was a much needed surprise for the Cowboys' awful pass rush, finishing last season with 17 tackles, 4 sacks and 4 forced fumbles. Now, the team is without two defensive linemen since Randy Gregory was previously suspended for the season back in January.

Blount's weight clause

In May, LeGarrette Blount finally signed with an NFL team, joining the Philadelphia Eagles.

Now, it has come to light that Blount is the latest NFL player to have a big weight-based incentive in his contract. If he weighs between 240 to 250 pounds on the Eagles' reporting day for training camp in late July, he will trigger the weight incentive in his contract. This will earn him $50,000, which is a lot considering he only signed a one-year deal for $1.25 million.

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