Sep 14, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT
It took Clinton Portis all of 10 minutes to get revved up and utter something wildly controversial on his radio debut at 106.7 The Fan in D.C. this morning. Portis, who has been signed as a regular on the station, was on The Mike Wise Show, and was asked his opinion on the Ines Sainz situation with the New York Jets. Portis hadn’t heard about it, and had to be filled in. Hilarity ensued. Portis:
“And I mean, you put a woman and you give her a choice of 53 athletes, somebody got to be appealing to her. You know, somebody got to spark her interest, or she’s gonna want somebody. I don’t know what kind of woman won’t, if you get to go and look at 53 men’s packages.”
Oh, Portis. And that’s just Day One.
More from Portis:
“You know man, I think you put women reporters in the locker room in positions to see guys walking around naked, and you sit in the locker room with 53 guys, and all of the sudden you see a nice woman in the locker room, I think men are gonna tend to turn and look and want to say something to that woman. For the woman, I think they make it so much that you can’t interact and you can’t be involved with athletes, you can’t talk to these guys, you can’t interact with these guys.
“And I mean, you put a woman and you give her a choice of 53 athletes, somebody got to be appealing to her. You know, somebody got to spark her interest, or she’s gonna want somebody. I don’t know what kind of woman won’t, if you get to go and look at 53 men’s packages. And you’re just sitting here, saying ‘Oh, none of this is attractive to me.’ I know you’re doing a job, but at the same time, the same way I’m gonna cut my eye if I see somebody worth talking to, I’m sure they do the same thing.”
In case you didn’t hit the link above and are not totally familiar with the story, the Jets and the NFL are investigating charges that NY head coach Rex Ryan ordered a passing drill to be run near Sainz — a reporter for TV Azteca in Mexico — at a Jets practice on Saturday. Then when she entered the team’s locker room to interview Mark Sanchez, she said she was verbally harassed by several players.
Sainz says she won’t try to sue the Jets, but rather let things take their course with the league. But now we’re once again in this whole debate over whether women should be allowed at NFL practices and inside locker rooms. Of course it’s stupid, in my opinion, to contend that they shouldn’t, but you’d be surprised at how many people side with Portis on this.
Although probably not is such colorful fashion. The real winner in all of this? 106.7 The Fan. Well played.
Clinton Portis on Ines Sainz situation [DC Sports Bog]
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