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    Epic Court battle

    Funny.

    What is great is the Giants Feagles got a vacation and a new kitchen LMAO.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Big-time sports has devolved to this: two former NFL teammates are on the verge of going to court to settle a dispute over a jersey number.

    A crude, one-paragraph contract has led to Ifeanyi Ohalete, plaintiff, vs. Clinton Portis, defendant, on the docket for civil trial Tuesday in a District Court in Maryland. Simply put: Ohalete wants the $20,000 he feels he is owed for giving Portis the jersey No. 26 when both were members of the Washington Redskins a year ago.
    "It's certainly what we expect," Ohalete's attorney, John Steren, said Monday. "It's certainly what we're demanding."

    Athletes' attachments to certain jersey numbers is ubiquitous on all levels, leading to spats when ordering uniforms for church league softball and deep-pocketed deals between marquee pros.

    Eli Manning, for example, had to pay for punter Jeff Feagles' family vacation to Florida to snag the preferred No. 10 after the New York Giants drafted Manning with the No. 1 overall pick in 2004. Feagles got a new kitchen in his home from Plaxico Burress this year when he gave Burress his No. 17 after the wide receiver signed with New York. .

    When Portis signed with the Redskins last year, he immediately honed in on No. 26, which he wore for two seasons with the Denver Broncos. However, the number already belonged to Ohalete, who was didn't want to give it up. Protracted negotiations led to a contract signed by Portis, Ohalete and witness Brad Berlin, the Redskins equipment manager.

    "The document is being drawn on June 4, 2004, to verify the agreement between Clinton Portis and Ifeanyi Ohalete for the sale of Ifeanyi's jersey number in exchange for monetary compensation," the contract begins.

    The contract called for Portis to pay Ohalete $40,000 in three installments: $20,000 immediately, $10,000 by Week 8 of the NFL season, and $10,000 by Christmas Day. Portis paid the $20,000 up front and got his coveted No. 26. Ohalete switched to No. 30.

    But then Ohalete was cut by the Redskins during training camp in August and was claimed off waivers by Arizona. Portis apparently felt Ohalete's departure voided the rest of the contract, so he didn't pay the final two installments.

    "I think he's crazy," Portis told Sirius NFL Radio after the suit was filed in late December. "How could you request something when you got cut, but I would have had the number anyway? I think he's crazy, so I guess we'll be in court together."

    That has been Portis' only substantial comment on the lawsuit. His agents, Drew and Jason Rosenhaus, have said even less.

    Ohalete has said the contract speaks for itself. The agreement makes no stipulation that either player has to remain on the Redskins roster. His lawyer agrees.

    "It's a simple contract," Steren said. "It's fairly well written, and it's fairly unambiguous. We hope the judge will see it that way, too

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    Kitchen, Vacation, I want a NFL number to sell! :lol:

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    Re: Epic Court battle

    Notice the running back situation is 40,000 dollars lmao.

    The poor punter gets peanuts...........

    Manning--hell I want your number

    Feagles-- gee eli I don't know....I'm kinda famous.......

    Manning-- how about i send you to disneyland

    Feagles-- YES!!!!!!!! I have never had the funds to take my kids to disney land FINALLY THANK YOU ELI

    *later that evening after Feagles returns to his busted down house......he gathers his kids out of the dumpster........children.....brace yourselves we are going to DISNEY LAND!*


    One year later.......

    Buress--- Manning can I have #10

    Manning-- Hell no I had to give up a trip for disney land for this bad boy.....ask the punter........

    Buress-- yo feagles can i get your number?

    Feagles-- yeah, if you can give me a kitchen and fill the drawers with food.

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    "Del Rio" wrote:
    Notice the running back situation is 40,000 dollars lmao.

    The poor punter gets peanuts...........

    Manning--hell I want your number

    Feagles-- gee eli I don't know....I'm kinda famous.......

    Manning-- how about i send you to disneyland

    Feagles-- YES!!!!!!!! I have never had the funds to take my kids to disney land FINALLY THANK YOU ELI

    *later that evening after Feagles returns to his busted down house......he gathers his kids out of the dumpster........children.....brace yourselves we are going to DISNEY LAND!*


    One year later.......

    Buress--- Manning can I have #10

    Manning-- Hell no I had to give up a trip for disney land for this bad boy.....ask the punter........

    Buress-- yo feagles can i get your number?

    Feagles-- yeah, if you can give me a kitchen and fill the drawers with food.
    LOL :lol:

    P.S. Disneyland is in California. DisneyWORLD is in Florida.

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    Re: Epic Court battle

    Where's my cut of these deals.
    I mean I own exclusive rights to all numbers and letters in the English language.


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    Portis made a deal...just because they spread the payments out over time doesn't mean he can walk away from the obligation...he should have to pay interest on the money...credit card interest!
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: Epic Court battle

    "Del Rio" wrote:
    Notice the running back situation is 40,000 dollars lmao.

    The poor punter gets peanuts...........

    Manning--hell I want your number

    Feagles-- gee eli I don't know....I'm kinda famous.......

    Manning-- how about i send you to disneyland

    Feagles-- YES!!!!!!!! I have never had the funds to take my kids to disney land FINALLY THANK YOU ELI

    *later that evening after Feagles returns to his busted down house......he gathers his kids out of the dumpster........children.....brace yourselves we are going to DISNEY LAND!*


    One year later.......

    Buress--- Manning can I have #10

    Manning-- Hell no I had to give up a trip for disney land for this bad boy.....ask the punter........

    Buress-- yo feagles can i get your number?

    Feagles-- yeah, if you can give me a kitchen and fill the drawers with food.
    ROFL ...... before long it will down to getting the 'Extreme Makeover ' team in to get the house rebuilt and decorated too.... times are getting hard in the NFC East these days
    Time spent annoying a Packer fan is never time wasted...


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    This story keeps getting better and better now that I know all the Feagles stuff. That guy has no tie to numbers other than to try and sell them apparently, lol.

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