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Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

Posted on: August 7, 2011 1:10 pm
 
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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Comments

Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: August 7, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

It MOST jobs, if you have to leave work to attend to personal matters, you let someone KNOW and get the approval.  You can not just leave. 
What is this obsession people have with forcing "normal job" attributes onto NFL players? They don't have normal jobs. All throughout the lockout, people were falling all over themselves to jam the square peg of playing in the NFL into the round hole a 9 to 5, punch-the-clock job.

Oh, yeah! Now I remember! It was the frame the owners paid their PR departments for, so they could get ahead of the players in the court of public opinion. But the lockout is over now, so everyone can stop with this wholly inaccurate, unwieldy, laughable meme. Unless you're trying to make people laugh, in which case I enjoy and appreciate the effort.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: August 7, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

sounds like a failure to communicate



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: August 7, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

It MOST jobs, if you have to leave work to attend to personal matters, you let someone KNOW and get the approval.  You can not just leave. 



Since: Jun 23, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

the media messed up again making nothing into something.   surprise surprise


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Since: Aug 7, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 3:41 pm
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Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2011 3:41 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

I'm nominating him for the Biggest Douche in the Universe Award.




Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

Andre kicked his ass



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: August 7, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

Normally I'd agree that Cortland is an unfortunate name but when combined with the surname 'Finnegan', it becomes too colorful not to like.



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: August 7, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Finnegan takes to Twitter to explain absence

Maybe Cortland was at the Department of Records changing his first name to Tres Uno, because really, "Cortland" is a pretty miserable name.  POS would be another name to consider.  If this is one of the "team leaders", that is sad, because he obviously is lying to everyone.  Not a quality of a leader.  More a characteristic of a POS.


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