Sunday, June 19, 2005
Sunday pro football offseason update.
They used to say: there's no "me" in "team".
Now they say there aren't enough lawyers in the clubhouse to litigate fights over uniform numbers.
A trial between former NFL teammates over a jersey number was averted when running back Clinton Portis agreed to pay $18,000 to former Washington Redskins teammate Ifeanyi Ohalete.
Ohalete will receive all but $2,000 of the $20,000 he was seeking as the balance due for a $40,000 agreement that gave Portis the Redskins jersey No. 26 last year. The case appeared headed for a trial in a Maryland District Court. Ohalete, who is now with the Arizona Cardinals, was 2½ hours from boarding a flight for the trial... [Story at NFL.com]