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Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

Posted on: August 7, 2011 1:10 pm
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Posted by Ryan Wilson

On Saturday, Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan missed a mandatory meeting, and Yahoo! Sports reported that Finnegan left training camp Friday night, upset about a contract that will pay him $3.7 million in 2011.

Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt told the Tennessean's Jim Wyatt that "We were totally surprised he turned around and left camp," adding that Finnegan's "disappointing" move wouldn't help him land a new deal.

Funny story: Finnegan fired up his Twitter Machine to set the record straight. He's not angry about his contract, he went missing from Titans training camp to attend to personal matters.

"My absence had nothing to do with a holdout yet a personal matter that Titan officials were aware of," Finnegan tweeted Sunday.

"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."

More Finnegan: "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."

Interesting. Head coach Mike Munchak told the Tennessean that he didn't know Finnegan had left camp until he was a no-show for a Saturday-morning meeting.

“Disappointed is probably the easiest word," Munchak said before Finnegan took to Twitter. "It is not something we expected. You obviously want your best players here, and you want them to be your leaders. So it is unfortunate whatever is going on, that is as much as I am going to say about it. We expected him to be here when we woke up and be a part of practice, and he decided not to be and we had to go on from there.”

So, nothing to see here, at least according to Finnegan. Now the Titans can concentrate their efforts on convincing Chris Johnson to report to training camp.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence



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Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: August 8, 2011 11:52 am
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

"Unsupporting fans? Since the new stadium opened in 1999, 120+ consecutive sellouts. How many consecutive sellouts does your team have?"

Five more yeasr than that.




Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 8, 2011 9:10 am
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

SInce the invention of cell phones, anyone with a "personal problem" that requires missing work, cam make a 10 second phone call to their employer explaining the situation. This d bag liar is just trying to cover his butt since he obviously just pulled a punk move and noticed he was getting blasted in the court of public opinion. Unless he was in the slam of course and had already wasted his only call, there was no excuse for just not reporting to camp!!



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: August 8, 2011 8:59 am
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

What the helll does that have to do with anything!



Since: Jul 25, 2007
Posted on: August 8, 2011 2:04 am
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

I seem to recall the Cardinals needing two 24 hour extensions in 2009 to keep a home PLAYOFF game from being blacked out. A local company had to buy a block of nearly 4000 tickets at the 3rd deadline to avoid the embarrassment of being unable to sell out a playoff game. That's some mighty fine local support there.



Since: Jul 25, 2007
Posted on: August 8, 2011 1:56 am
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

Unsupporting fans? Since the new stadium opened in 1999, 120+ consecutive sellouts. How many consecutive sellouts does your team have?


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