Portis denies holdout threat

Saying he was "suckered" into comments about the status of his contract, Clinton Portis denied that he is threatening to hold out without a new deal. Read about Portis' remarks from the Pro Bowl in today's news reports.

Portis: Who said holdout? - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
February 6, 2004 - Running back Clinton Portis on Thursday angrily denied a published report that he was considering staging a holdout if the Denver Broncos failed to address his contract this off-season. Reached after a practice for Sunday's Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Portis said he was displeased with the $300,000 salary he made in the second year of a four-year deal he signed in 2002. But he said he is prepared to live with terms of the contract, just as he did last season as reigning offensive rookie of the year.

Ruling lets teens rush to the NFL - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, February 06, 2004 - In a landmark ruling, a federal judge in New York paved the way for suspended Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett and other young football standouts to skip college and head straight to the National Football League.

Clarett fallout mulled - Denver Post - Bill Briggs
Friday, February 06, 2004 - Relax, college football junkies. The landmark ruling Thursday allowing Ohio State sophomore Maurice Clarett to enter the NFL draft will not drain a river of young talent from the NCAA pool, according to several football insiders and legal analysts.

Ex-owner says he'd take deal Elway refused - Denver Post - Kris Hudson
Friday, February 06, 2004 - Former Denver Broncos owner Edgar Kaiser said Thursday he would have accepted Pat Bowlen's offer to sell a stake of the team to John Elway in 1998 had it been offered to him first.

Ex-Bronco involved in scuffle - Denver Post
Thursday, February 05, 2004 - EL CENTRO, Calif. - Former Broncos linebacker Glenn Cadrez, who played for two Super Bowl champions in Denver, was in a scuffle Thursday in which an arson investigator's gun was fired.

NFL rule sacked by U.S. judge - Rocky Mountain News
February 6, 2004 - A federal judge opened the door for Ohio State sensation Maurice Clarett and teenage football stars to turn pro, declaring Thursday that an NFL rule barring their eligibility violates antitrust law and "must be sacked."

Defense takes aim at Kaiser's credibility - Rocky Mountain News - John Accola
February 5, 2004 - Pat Bowlen's defense team put former Denver Broncos owner Edgar Kaiser on the hot seat Wednesday, a strategic effort to rip apart his testimony and credibility as a fair-minded dealmaker. "I'm not on trial for fraud here," Kaiser snapped during one contentious exchange with defendant Bowlen's attorney Larry Pozner. Advertisement

John Elway Answers Your Questions - DenverBroncos.com
Thursday, February 5, 2004 - John Elway has become the first member of the Denver Broncos Football Club to learn that he will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For 16 seasons there was never a question about who was lining up under center for the Denver Broncos. His performance over that time has placed him among the all-time greats as evidenced by the announcement that the quarterback will be inducted as a member of the Class of 2004 into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

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