Former NFL Player Owes Atlantic City Casino $170,000
Former Broncos and Redskins running back Clinton Portis filed bankruptcy after piling up nearly $5,000,000 in debt. Included in that debt is $170,000 owed to the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.
The Borgata filed a suit against Portis in order to prevent him from using bankruptcy to clear his debt. The casino claims Portis was extended a $200,000 line of credit, of which he paid back $30,000. He also attempted to repay the remainder with six checks that were all refused by the bank because Portis had insufficient funds.
According to Deadspin, the Borgata’s complaint states that Portis knew he didn't have the money to repay his debts when he received the line of credit, which would make it non-dischargeable under federal bankruptcy law, due to it having been obtained though “false pretenses, a false representation, or actual fraud.”