NFL Rumors: Cortland Finnegan Reeking Havoc at Titans camp
Tis the season for selfish NFL players to whine and we are seeing examples of it all over the league.
DeSean Jackson finally reported to Eagles camp after complaining about his contract. Matt Forte is contemplating skipping preseason games for the Bears, and Osi Umenyiora is inventing injuries to avoid Giants training camp.
Yet the worst behavior of all may be from Tennessee Titans corner Cortland Finnegan.
The same guy that has been suspended for getting into a fistfight with Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson and fined multiple times for his rough play simply walked out of camp last week as made the news for a different reason.
After having full participation for the first week of training camp, he was a no-show on a Saturday morning special teams meeting and the team couldn't get in touch with him. Finnegan tried to play down his actions with this tweet:
Being absence from a team function doesnt mean holdout or your unhappy Family issues come up I’m human thank you Nashville for understanding
Turns out the tweet wasn't even true. The team continued to denying knowing anything about the situation and finally Finnegan returned to the team on Sunday night. Titans reporter Jim Wyatt tweeted Finnegan's new excuse:
Finnegan said his absence was related to his contract despite denials a day before. Acknowleged he didn't tell team he left
So why didn't he say that in the first place? Using the family excuse is lame and just caused more confusion.
To his credit he did apologize to the organization today and took full responsibility for his error in judgment, but the damage was done.
Teammates were left attempting to defend him even though they were left in the dark on the issue just like everyone else.
Considering Finnegan proclaimed to go into the 2011 as a better leader—this is not the way to do it. The Titans have plenty of other issues to be worried with and having their "leader" pull a stunt like this is a setback.
Just another reason to expect a miserable season down in Nashville.
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