The former running back with the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos was given $200,000 in credit in 2011 to gamble at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City. But he didn’t have sufficient funds to cover the debt, and six checks he signed to the casino bounced.
Portis retired in 2012 after rushing for just under 10,000 yards and scoring 75 touchdowns between 2002 and 2010.
Under a deal reached last week in Florida bankruptcy court, he will pay the Borgata 10 percent of any income he receives above $30,000 through August 2021.
During court proceedings, lawyers for Portis said he thought he had more than enough to cover the debt. He anticipated $8 million from his NFL contract, but it ended when he was cut from the Redskins a month later.
Portis told Sports Illustrated last June that he contemplated killing one of his financial advisers but was talked out of it by a friend while parked outside his office with a gun.
Several of his advisers were barred from working in the financial services industry but were not convicted of a crime.
Silton did not return a message seeking comment Wednesday, and the Borgata declined to comment.
But when Al Horford is at center, the Celtics don’t have the heft or manic rebounding to hurt smaller Milwaukee groups. Any counter by Brad Stevens to play Aron Baynes and Greg Monroe more is probably a win for Milwaukee. The Bucks should be open to more Giannis-at-center in Game 2.
There is no real counter for Antetokounmpo attacking Horford from the 3-point arc with four shooters around him.
One wrinkle in which Milwaukee’s old (bad) habits showed up: fronting Boston post-ups as if they were urgent threats. Boston’s entry passers digested that and drove right at the front, using it as one giant two-man pick:
On the flip side: yeeeeesh, Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker. We will all remember Rozier turning Bledsoe to stone on his shoulda-been game-winning 3, but Bledsoe defended with Phoenix-era sloth the entire game. He smashed into picks and gave up on plays. He lost Rozier for another pivotal triple:
Tim Tebow hit a home run in his first at-bat with a Mets minor league team for the third time, with the outfielder connecting on a three-run shot on the first pitch of his Double-A Rumble Ponies debut Thursday. Tebow homered in his first plate appearance in April of last season with the Single-A Columbia Fireflies, before repeating the heroics in June with High-A St. Lucie.