Biggs: McKinnie explains blowing off Pro Bowl, sort of
Bryant McKinnie has an explanation for why he was kicked off the NFC Pro Bowl team.
If you are buying it.
McKinnie explained on Thursday at the Super Bowl media center that he was injured, and he’d explained to his agent Drew Rosenhaus that he couldn’t play. OK.
"I understand I missed it," McKinnie said, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "But they tried to make it seem like it was because [I was] at the [night] club and couldn't get up. No. I had called (Rosenhaus) and told Drew I wanted to withdraw."
McKinnie was kicked off the team after he missed everything but one meeting and one practice. He said he took a cortisone shot in his foot and that he was sick last week. Sick? He was good enough to be out and about at night, partying, including a trip to KOD’s, otherwise known as King of Diamonds, a strip joint.
"I'm off at the end of the day," McKinnie said. "I had a long season. It was a pretty decent season. You know what I mean? It's all all right.
"There wasn't anything bad behind it," McKinnie said of his actions this time. "I just feel that they made it more than it really was. It wasn't like I got locked up somewhere and couldn't play in the game because I was in jail. That's how they made it seem. I just didn't know that it was going to be that serious."
According to the report, the NFL could still consider fining McKinnie. He did not receive his losing share of $22,500. But he had a good time. Hopefully the parties are even better this week.
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