Biggs: Diehl, Peters work overtime for NFC

Maybe the NFL should split the $22,500 Bryant McKinnie was supposed to receive as a member of the NFC Pro Bowl team and give to David Diehl and Jason Peters. The offensive tackles had to play the entire game Sunday night after McKinnie was given the heave-ho on Saturday for partying his way off the team.

As one veteran NFL observer remarked, can you imagine how many guys have partied hard (real hard) all week and never done enough to get kicked off a Pro Bowl team? Well, McKinnie set the bar, and by doing so Diehl and Peters were forced to play the entire game. It had been a month since Diehl had suited up for live action.

“I can’t speak for (McKinnie),” Diehl told Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star Ledger. “But I know a lot of guys are upset and I know guys that are on the Vikings, especially the guys here, they’re here for everything – the team stuff and everything. You’re out here for the guys next to you. You’re out here trying to give yourself the best opportunity to win the game.”

The league has said McKinnie will not receive his game check. It’s looking into the matter further before determining if he will be fined.

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