Portis says sometimes he would leave a game not knowing what had just happened and says he rarely sought medical help for those injuries and was also taught to avoid the team’s training room.
“You can't make the club in the tub,” he says.
Even though Portis is eligible to receive benefits from the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement, he says he won’t go in for testing to see if he has any brain-related injuries due to playing football.
Players can receive up $1.5 million if tests show early signs of dementia and as much as $5 million if he is diagnosed with ALS.
“F— that concussion money,” Portis says. “I'm scared. I'm really scared of the results.”