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Finnegan vows to change bad-boy ways

Posted on: March 22, 2011 9:58 pm
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Titans CB Cortland Finnegan isn’t one of the most popular guys in the NFL.

He’s the one who got into a knockdown, drag-out fight with calm-minded Texans star WR Andre Johnson (video below), though his former coach, Jeff Fisher, defended Finnegan afterward.

This didn’t receive nearly the attention the Johnson brouhaha did, but Finnegan also got into it last year with Broncos lineman Chris Kuper (which led Kyle Orton to call Finnegan “ridiculous”).

Basically, Finnegan is generally regarded as one of the dirtiest players in the NFL (if not, THE dirtiest).

Now, Finnegan says he needs to change his persona.

“It’s the last year of my contract and I’ve got to be on my `ones and twos,’” Finnegan told the Tennessean after a voluntary Titans workout at a local high school. “A leader needs to step up for this team. I feel like last year, due to certain circumstances, I wasn’t that guy. So I need to be that way now – to the reporters, to everyone, man. I need to be more accountable.”

Finnegan said there was no catalyst to why he figured he needed to change. Just felt like it was time, I suppose.

“For whatever reason, sometimes we can get selfish, and sometimes humility and talking to the right people (who have that) is good,” Finnegan said. “So I apologize to the media and all of that. I just need to be ready for the good times and the bad times.”



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: March 23, 2011 11:30 am
 

Finnegan vows to change bad-boy ways

Exactly. I have to not be an asshole because my contract is in its last year. If there was ever a way he Finnegan could make himself look worse, he just found it.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: March 23, 2011 2:12 am
 

Finnegan vows to change bad-boy ways

"It's the last year of my contract," he says.  Yep, sounds like a changed man.  Mark him down for NFL Man of the Year.  


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