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McKinnie and Peppers no-shows

Posted on: January 29, 2010 3:56 pm
Edited on: January 29, 2010 6:35 pm

Maybe playing in the Pro Bowl isn't a big deal for Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie and Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers.

How else can we explain the two skipping out on practice Friday? McKinnie also did not show up to take the NFC team photo.

The two were were the only players to skip out on practice, which usually lasts an hour and is more goofing off than practice. McKinnie also wasn't present for a practice earlier this week, but he did show up Thursday.

An e-mail sent to McKinnie's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, for a reason why McKinnie didn't show up for his responsibilities did not get a response. There was also no word on why Peppers missed the practice, but the league has deemed the absences as unexcused and the two players will be subjected to fines.

For now, without an explaination, you have to wonder if they just didn't skip out on their duties.

If they did, it says a lot of about them as players. Then again, they both have reputations for playing when they want to play.

Category: NFL
Tags: Pro Bowl

Since: Feb 7, 2010
Posted on: February 7, 2010 1:32 pm

McKinnie and Peppers no-shows


Since: Jun 9, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2010 9:50 pm

The Eagles would love to sign Julius Peppers

I admit it, I was the first to trash Peppers for no-showing the NFL Probowl. That said, I would also love to see the Eagles sign this guy to a multi-year, billion- dollar deal. If the Eagles keep Donovan McNabb, then sign Peppers, there is a chance to put it all together for another run under McNabb. If the Birds pass on Julius Peppers, expect Kevin Kolb to be the new quarterback in Philadelphia. What happens between Peppers and the Philadelphia Eagles is a tell on what the eagles will do regarding McNabb.

Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2010 2:02 pm

McKinnie and Peppers no-shows

Certain players take situations like this lightly because the league takes it lightly! The fans all across the world help pay these guys salaries and many times over you see players like this thinking that they are bigger than the game. These guys make millions; they don't care about paying a $5000 dollar fine!!! 

Since: Jun 14, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2010 12:08 pm

McKinnie and Peppers no-shows

I live in Charlotte and am a huge Panthers fan but no one around here is suprised to hear that Peppers in slacking off.  If he gave a  $h!t about anything he would be the best defensive end that ever played the game.

Since: Jul 18, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2010 11:25 am

McKinnie and Peppers no-shows

I'm sorry but that plan wouldn't work. To place the pro bowl in the middle of the season is just foolish. I know players don't play as hard in all-star games but this isn't baseball. The NFL is a lot more high-impact than Major League Baseball. And how would week 8 be a bye week if they play the pro bowl then?

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2010 11:17 am

McKinnie and Peppers no-shows

Pete Prisco, your an idiot... First off why would you say that these two guys only play when they want to play? I thought that was only Randy Moss?  Mckinnie had a big year, as well as Peppers, played awesome in all the games. Mckinnie almost made it to the "Big Game" plus why have the Pro Bowl before the Super Bowl? Who really watches the Pro Bowl anyways?

Since: Oct 5, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2010 8:39 am

McKinnie and Peppers no-shows

Hey Prisco, I can't believe someone pays you to write.  Are you that lazy that you would seek out two players missing from practice and report about it. Nobody cares about the Pro bowl. Nobody cares that these two players are not at practice. They're in Miami, maybe they are getting a sweet piece of tail some place or having drinks and still I wouldn't care. You're a sports writer, give us a sports story. Then again your opinion or your knowledge or your picks are worth S H I T. See your record on Jets games this year. Go fetch a real story little boy.

Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2010 8:27 am

McKinnie and Peppers no-shows

It just goes to show you that the Pro Bowl is obviously a joke this year! All the players don't like the idea of it, and if the players can't get into it, do you really think they're gonna try and put on a show for the spectator?!?!? I doubt it!! Roger Goodell and the NFL are going to be laughed at for a while for letting this thing get this far out of hand!!

Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: January 30, 2010 6:07 am

McKinnie and Peppers no-shows

Maybe Peppers murdered McKinnie and is in hidding? Perhaps he thought just destroying McKinnie on the field and taking his soul in their week 14 matchup wasn't enough. He wanted total annilation of what once was Bryant Mckinnie.

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2010 5:52 am

McKinnie and Peppers no-shows

First you take away games from the very fans that made the NFL what is its and throwm across the pond to the Brits. Then you take away the Pro Bowl from Hawaii, move the date of the game and as a direct result remove many star players from the game itself.

Good work.

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