Judge issues order of arrest for ex-NFL RB Clinton Portis due to unpaid child support

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Alachua County (Florida) Court has issued an order of arrest for former NFL running back Clinton Portis over unpaid child support.

Judge George M. Wright of the Eighth Judicial Circuit on July 21 issued an order to appear by Aug. 6, court records show. When Portis did not appear, the judge issued the civil arrest order on Aug. 14 and amended the bond to $148,032.49 last Friday.

Additional court documents obtained by the Alachua Chronicle said Portis – who filed for bankruptcy in 2015, five years after his retirement – possesses “the means and ability to pay, has guaranteed income, and has substantial retirement assets.”

Clinton Portis played nine seasons in the NFL.
Clinton Portis played nine seasons in the NFL.

Court records show the case, for a child born in March 2015, began in October 2019. The Alachua Chronicle reported that the two-time Pro Bowler has failed to make a single monthly payment of court-ordered child support of $1,937.

Portis earned more than $43 million during his playing career, per Spotrac.

The ex-Miami Hurricanes star began his professional career with the Denver Broncos in 2002 and spent the final seven seasons with Washington. In every year he played in more than eight games (six), he rushed for more than 1,200 yards.

In December 2019, Portis was one of the 10 NFL players named in an alleged scheme to defraud the NFL's health care program for seeking reimbursements totaling nearly $4 million in medical equipment that was never purchased.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Clinton Portis' arrest order issued for unpaid child support