Biggs: NFL reviewing McKinnie case
The NFL is looking into the hell of a good time that Bryant McKinnie enjoyed in Miami instead of participating in some of the mandatory Pro Bowl events known as practice.
McKinnie was dismissed from the NFC team on Saturday, and according to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the league is exploring the possibility of fining McKinnie in addition to the fact that he will not receive a game check.
McKinnie was kicked off the team when it was too late to add another offensive tackle, leaving the NFC quarterback potentially in danger.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is not considering a suspension for McKinnie at this point. The league wanted more attention for its all-star game by moving it to the site of the Super Bowl and playing it in the week between the conference championship games and Super Bowl. It’s succeeded, but McKinnie is not bringing the NFL and its players the kind of focus anyone was seeking.
McKinnie has been suspended by the league for four games in 2008 for his role in a brawl outside a Miami nightclub. He was also a central figure in the Love Boat incident on Lake Minnetonka.
Through his Twitter account, McKinnie tried to explain Saturday that he backed out of the game because of injuries. The league has made it clear that is not the case, and his former teammate at the University of Miami, Willis McGahee, even made fun of him, calling it bull****. McKinnie made reference to his social schedule throughout the week via his Twitter account.
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