Bryant McKinnie spent Thursday night and the early parts of Friday morning at the Mansion Miami night club, according to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
That would explain, at least in part, why McKinnie was unaccounted for at the NFC’s Pro Bowl practice on Friday and why he missed the team photo as well. McKinnie resurfaced later Friday, saying on his personal Twitter account that he was headed to a barbecue. Given Miami’s proximity to Minnesota, and given the frigid conditions in the land of 10,000 lakes, it’s safe to rule out that McKinnie was boating on Lake Minnetonka, as he’s been known to do in the past.
McKinnie is subject to a fine from the NFL. He was suspended for the first four games of the 2008 season for violation of the league’s personal conduct policy. Craig reports that a person at the club said McKinnie left with friends without incident.
Perhaps he’ll surface with a football helmet today.
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