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    An NFL Star’s Brush With Homicide

    Fame and fortune can be deadly. That’s the lesson NFL running back Clinton Portis learned after financial ruin nearly drove him to murder his money managers. While he blames them for his bankruptcy, he also enjoyed a lavish lifestyle, with multiple homes, an array of glitzy goods and little awareness of how his $43 million was invested. Between the sudden death of a close teammate and a financial scam that drained him of millions, the celebrated athlete seemingly lost faith in humanity — and himself. But today he’s starting over, explaining, “I’m just now learning me.”

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