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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: Sep 19, 2009
Posted on: August 8, 2011 1:11 am
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

Team sez they are surprised...privately, they know Finnegan is a head case. Dump him.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 8, 2011 12:51 am
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

I don't blame any of the Titans players like CB Cortland Finnegan and RB Chris Johnson for not coming in because if I played for the Titans, the state of Tennessee and there unsupporting fans then I would want to leave to in a heart beat.



Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

Owners should start locking out individual players and asking for a new contract when they don't perform to expectation.  Sounds fair to me.

That's called releasing



Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: August 7, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

great comment!
 



Since: Oct 21, 2010
Posted on: August 7, 2011 9:22 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

I thought his last name was changed to Innegan after Andre Johnson beat the F outta him!



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: August 7, 2011 8:03 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

The serious problem may be that Finnegan is a liar.  If so, then what he is saying is that since he got up and had a "personal problem" he took care of that and management should respect that and be on his side to blame the media.   It looks like a classic case of this jerk got caught and rather than take his punishment he twitters his excuse and shifts the blame.  Good luck covering this clown unless he either apologizes or Munchak and company take the heat for misinforming the medial



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

It doesn't sound like it was a serious problem.  But, if your boss doesn't know about it, he has some explaining to do.  I don't care how good you are, even in the NFL you still have responsibilities, and he's had how many months to take care of personal business.  Then of course, there is the impact on the team.  Can they count you?   That's a more serious question and affects team chemistry on the field.  But, it could have been something more personal that he didn't want to share, and that's his business, but he still has an obligation to let his coaches know and not leave them hanging.   

As to the insult from the post saying he has HIV or something, you need to screen yourself dude.  Your comment was classless and crass.  I'll leave it at that. 


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Since: Aug 7, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 7:36 pm
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Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: August 7, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

Owners should start locking out individual players and asking for a new contract when they don't perform to expectation.  Sounds fair to me.
They already do. June 1st ring any bells?



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2011 7:14 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

Owners should start locking out individual players and asking for a new contract when they don't perform to expectation.  Sounds fair to me.


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