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Did he or didn't he threaten a hold-out? Denver running back Clinton Portis is back in the news today with more comments about his reported comments.

Portis: Post's story about deal accurate - ESPN.com
February 06, 2004 - An angry Clinton Portis denied Thursday that he is considering holding out during training camp.The Denver Post reported Thursday that Portis may be unwilling to play for his current contract. "If I don't feel like going to camp, if I don't feel like the situation is right for me, I won't be there," Portis, who is in Honolulu for his first Pro Bowl, reportedly told the Denver Post.Reached at practice on Thursday, Portis tried to clear the air."I never said that I wasn't coming to camp if my contract didn't get redone," Portis told the Rocky Mountain News. "I never said my contract was an issue."

Portis: Post's story about deal accurate - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, February 08, 2004 - HONOLULU - After reading the report of his unhappiness with his contract and the possibility he could hold out this summer, Broncos running back Clinton Portis confirmed Saturday that The Denver Post story in Thursday's paper was fully accurate. Up until Saturday, Portis said he had not read the story, even though he publicly commented on it.

Portis issue hard tackle for Broncos - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, February 08, 2004 - HONOLULU - When former Broncos running back Terrell Davis tuned in to watch current Broncos running back Clinton Portis last season, he noticed a disturbing trend he decided to bring to his successor's attention. "Clinton used to be a little impatient when he ran and he used to go down with one little arm tackle," Davis recalled. "I would talk to him and say, 'Hey, man, you can't go down with one arm tackle.'

Elway testifies in Kaiser's lawsuit - Denver Post - Kris Hudson
Saturday, February 07, 2004 - Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen included a right-of-first-refusal clause in his 1998 offer to sell part of the team to John Elway, granting Elway first dibs on any subsequent sales by Bowlen.

AFC team looks 'real red' with few Patriots on hand - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Sunday, February 08, 2004 - HONOLULU - Way across the Pacific Ocean is, oddly, a Sea of Red. Nine Kansas City Chiefs will play in the Pro Bowl today. Fifty-three members of their organization made the trip to Hawaii. Even a fair number of the fans who attended Pro Bowl practices last week wore Chiefs jerseys.

Elway testifies in ownership suit - Daily Camera
February 7, 2004 - Less than a week after being voted into the Hall of Fame, former quarterback John Elway took the stand Friday in the long-simmering dispute between the current and former owners of the Denver Broncos. Former owner Edgar Kaiser says he was cheated of a chance to buy back part ownership of the football team that has been part of Denver's fabric for decades.

Pro Bowl packed with notable newcomers - Daily Camera
February 8, 2004 - When Anquan Boldin discovered he has been chosen for the same number of Pro Bowls as Steve McNair, the Arizona receiver almost demanded a recount. "Steve McNair has never made the Pro Bowl?" asked Boldin, the only rookie selected for today's game (5:30 p.m., ESPN). "That's crazy. That's not right. He's the MVP, the best. How could three better quarterbacks get elected every year? It's way overdue."

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