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Finnegan admits missing camp because of contract

Posted on: August 8, 2011 9:00 pm
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C. Finnegan admitted that he missed practice because he is unhappy with his contract (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Cortland Finnegan seems like a tough guy to figure out. The Titans DB doesn’t have the best reputation among players (he’s considered one of the dirtiest guys out there, and he fought with the usually-calm Andre Johnson last year), but he’s vowed to change his ways and he befriended a high school volleyball player stricken with a rare type of cancer.

But on Monday, he readily showed that, once again, he still has some growing up to do, admitting to reporters, including Rapid Reporter Matt Rybaltowski, that his absence from practice Saturday was because of a contract dispute.

As CBSSports.com’s Ryan Wilson explained Sunday, Finnegan left Titans camp Saturday, apparently upset at a contract that will pay him $3.7 million this year.

But on Sunday, Finnegan wrote on his Twitter page that, despite coach Mike Munchak saying he didn’t know why Finnegan had left, his absence had nothing to do with a holdout. Instead, it was “a personal matter that Titan officials were aware of … I am grateful for being a Titan … I am also thankful for my current contract and direction of team. It's obvious media had no idea of why my absence took place. … I have spoken with coaches and teammates and will resume all things asked. Sad to see media made this out to be about money when I'm happy."

Also: “Media gets paid to report never knowing but one side of a story. My personal issues needed attention and I will be out there playing ball."

Naturally, all of that was a lie.

“I let the emotions get the best of me,” Finnegan said today after apologizing to his teammates, team management and the media. “I had to take a step back personally, talk to my wife and see what the next step was for me.”

Finnegan also said he wants to retire a member of the Tennessee organization, and he hopes that his short absence doesn’t destroy his chances of landing a long-term contract (Munchak has said it won’t).

So, was it just bad advice from Finnegan’s agent, then?

“Ultimately a player is responsible for his actions and what he decides to do,” Munchak said. “I think it’s hard for us to know.”

Finnegan just doesn’t make it easy for anybody to know what’s going on in his head.

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Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: August 9, 2011 4:07 pm
 

Finnegan admits missing camp because of contract

Mark Twain said if you are going to lie be real good at it.  Because once you are found to be a liar you will not get your reputation back.  Finnegan is cooked, and he did it himself.  What a JERK!  No amount of charity work in Nashville or Somali will change the fact that when he had the chance, he blamed the media.  Well Courtland, the media and the Titans management caught you and as it turns out, you've lost what little respect you might have had.  What a supreme douche!  He is the Titans Tiger Woods, a man the fans love to hate.  You can blame us but the fact, Finnegan and Titan fans, but it turns out Courtland is as poor a liar as he is a DB.  He should not have his name on his jersey because he ruined his name and rep.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2011 1:23 pm
 

Finnegan admits missing camp because of contract

LOL. Is this guy on drugs? He doesn't seem to know what the hell he's doing.



Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: August 9, 2011 12:48 pm
 

Finnegan admits missing camp because of contract

It was good to see Finnegan man up.  What people don't realize is that Finnegan does a lot of charity for the city of Nashville.  On the field he is intense, but he rarely starts fights physically.  He talks non stop and gets in receivers heads and then they react.  He is the type of player that is hated by everyone unless he plays on your team.



Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: August 9, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Finnegan admits missing camp because of contract

Finnegan is a joke.  His only talent is being a jerk.  Offenses are on to his game and know the only thing he can do it talk.  He'll get shredded this year and be cut in two years. 



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: August 9, 2011 12:00 pm
 

Finnegan admits missing camp because of contract

Can't stand this POS.  I hope he manages to lose his starting job, and is out of the league in a year or two.  What a smug SOB.



Since: Jun 27, 2008
Posted on: August 9, 2011 6:12 am
 

Finnegan admits missing camp because of contract

The guy is a hothead.Too cocky to ever excel.He can't multi-task.A receiver could get in his head just as easily.F Finnegan!


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