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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