Clinton Portis' agent says the Washington running back has been "more than generous" with former teammate Ifeanyi Ohalete, who claims Portis owes him $20,000 of the $40,000 promised when Ohalete gave Portis his No. 26 jersey.
"We have a position on that that is different from theirs," said Drew Rosenhaus, Portis' agent.
The complaint was filed in Maryland District Court in Upper Marlboro.
Portis and Ohalete made the deal following Portis' offseason trade from Denver to Washington. Portis wore No. 26 during his two seasons with the Broncos, but Ohalete already had the number from his three seasons with the team.
The two signed a contract June 4 stipulating that Portis would pay $40,000 for the number, according to Ohalete's attorney, John Steren. Steren said Portis paid $20,000 but did not make two subsequent payments of $10,000 due during the season.
"Clinton has been more than generous with Ifeanyi," Rosenhaus said.
Ohalete, who switched to No. 30, was cut by the Redskins during training camp in August. The Cardinals claimed him off waivers, and he has become their starting free safety.
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