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THE QUESTIONS

Oct. 17, 2005
Oct. 17, 2005

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Oct. 17, 2005

SI Bonus Section: Golf Plus
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SI Players: Life on And off The Field
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL MIDSEASON REPORT
BASEBALL PLAYOFFS
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THE QUESTIONS

WITH Jerry Porter Raiders wide receiver

Edited by Kostya Kennedy

What was your welcome-to-the-NFL moment? Taxes. I got my signing bonus. I signed for just under two mil and didn't even get one [million]. I was pissed off. I was trying to think of any and every way to get that money back, but it's gone.

This is an article from the Oct. 17, 2005 issue

If I weren't in the NFL, I'd be ...
playing baseball, either middle infield or centerfield. If I could pick a team, it would probably be the Marlins because they're in Florida, where it's warm.

What's one thing people don't know about being in the NFL?
We don't just show up on Sunday and play. Our days are filled with meetings and practices and lifting weights.

If I were commissioner for a day, I'd ...
outlaw uniform fines. It's silly to fine people $5,000 for a shirt being untucked or a sock showing more black than white or something like that.

LAST WEEK
Porter, who has 16 catches for 197 yards, spent part of Oakland's bye week in Miami setting up a new condo.

THIS WEEK
Raiders (1-3) host the Chargers, against whom Porter made his NFL debut in 2000.

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