Cortland Finnegan proved in Sunday's contest between the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans what many around football already knew—Finnegan is one of the dirtiest players in football.
Before his epic fight with Andre Johnson on Sunday, Finnegan had already earned a reputation. In September, Finnegan was fined for throwing Steve Smith to the ground by his helmet. Then in October the fifth-year corner was fined $10,000 for hitting Broncos guard Chris Kuper while his helmet was off.
With that in mind, perhaps Johnson's altercation with Finnegan was an inevitability.
In the fourth quarter of a physical game, Finnegan smacked Johnson, after which Johnson ripped the helmet off of Finnegan's head. Finnegan responded by tearing off Johnson's helmet and tossing it into the distance. Johnson got on top of Finnegan and threw a few haymakers that were more reminiscent of a hockey game than a football game.
Using this altercation as a guide, we examine the nastiest feuds in the NFL.