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Finnegan does something nice

Posted on: June 28, 2011 10:16 am
Edited on: June 28, 2011 10:54 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Yes, Titans CB Cortland Finnegan can be a bit of a jerk-face. Which is why the normally reserved Texans WR Andre Johnson went after him last year with fists flying and why Finnegan is generally regarded as one of the dirtiest players in the league.

But kudos to Finnegan in this case. He’s gotten to know a high-school volleyball player named Kelsey Towns, who developed a rare form of cancer. The first time they met -- when Finnegan and Titans DB Ryan Mouton were visiting a hospital -- Finnegan and Towns hit it off.

So much so that Finnegan and his wife made their newborn daughter’s middle name Kelsey in honor of Towns, who’s been in remission for the past six months and who’s planning on attending Western Kentucky University this fall to study nursing.

"I thought she was the most beautiful girl in the world -- besides my wife," Finnegan told News Channel 5 in Nashville. "She lit my day up with her smile. And the rest is history."

Nice story about a guy who’s maybe not such a jerk-face after all.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: June 29, 2011 5:15 am
 

Finnegan does something nice

redskinscott are you really that ignorant? He cannot use terms like "douche" he has to use something that will not get censored. Although I do agree that he should have started off so negative when the man shows the world that he does have a tender caring side to him. Kudos to him for taking the time to visit a cancer striken young lady and the others in the hospital with her.



Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: June 28, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Finnegan does something nice

If you knew Cortland Finnegan, as a man, this story would not be surprising.  There is no doubt that Cort plays an aggressive style of football.  But how is that dirty?  If he is a dirty player, why hasn't he been suspended?  It is similar to the Hines Ward arguments.  Yes, Hines Ward has been labeled a dirty player, but that is only because he blocks at a level not typical of other men at his position.  Do not fault Cort for being able to play the style of game that most defensive backs are incapable of.  My father-in-law is a high school football coach in the Florida panhandle area and actually coached at Milton, where Cort attended.  The community and coaches have nothing but positive things to say about Cort.  It is disappointing to see that this story leads with such negativity considering we are talking about a young woman with cancer with whom Cort developed a true and sincere bond.  Lastly, if you are going to name-call, please use a better term than jerk-face. Are you 8 years old?  Call the man a douche or something.  Work on that.  I have other suggestions if you desire.     


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