What is Clinton Portis's net worth? Ex-NFL player pleads guilty to healthcare fraud

Portis made fraudulent claims and obtained $99,264 in benefits from the NFL health plan.


                            What is Clinton Portis's net worth? Ex-NFL player pleads guilty to healthcare fraud
Ex-NFL RB Clinton Portis pleads guilty in health care fraud scheme (Getty Images)

Former NFL running back Clinton Portis was among three former National Football League players who have pleaded guilty for their roles in a nationwide scheme to defraud a healthcare program for retired NFL players, the U.S. Justice Department stated on Tuesday, September 7.

The alleged scheme targeted the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan, which was set up in 2006 to support retired players and to cover their medical expenses. According to court documents, Portis caused the submission of false and fraudulent claims to the plan on his behalf over a two-month period, obtaining $99,264 in benefits for medical equipment that was not actually provided. Portis, who was drafted by Denver in 2002 and spent the bulk of his career with Washington, faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on January 6, 2022. 

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"Portis knew the claims McCune submitted on his behalf were false and fraudulent or was aware of a high probability that that the claims McCune submitted on his behalf were false and fraudulent and deliberately ignored that fact," the plea agreement reads. Prosecutors allege the ex-players filed for more than $3.9 million in false and fraudulent claims between June 2017 and December 2018.

What is Clinton Portis's net worth?

Born on September 1, 1981, Clinton Earl Portis started his career with college football for the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. Portis was best known for being the starting running back for the Washington Redskins for seven seasons, in which he gained an average of 81.2 yards rushing per game, for which a select panel of celebrities included him as one of the 80 Greatest Redskins. Portis, who earned two Pro Bowl selections during an NFL career that spanned 2002-2010.

Former professional football player Clinton Portis arrives on the red carpet at the 2014 Sports Spectacular Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 18, 2014, in Century City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Sports Spectacular)

 

Portis earned a total of $43.1 million in salary during his career in the NFL. Unfortunately, that money was totally wiped out because of poor investments that were overseen by a financial advisor. Things got so bad, Portis would later explain, that he considered killing his former advisors who squandered his millions. To be fair, Portis admits that some share of his fortune was lost due to a bad gambling habit and general recklessness. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Portis's net worth stands at -$5 Million.

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