This begs the question: Why did he accept the invitation in the first place? Plenty of McKinnie’s banged-up teammates declined the opportunity to go to Miami.
“Been having some problems with my feet and ankle and I gotta give it a break,” McKinnie replied minutes later to a question on Twitter. “I had a long season + my body is hurting.”
Perhaps most interestingly, McKinnie then gets into it with Willis McGahee on Twitter. McGahee, his former college teammate, tweeted to McKinnie that his explanation was “b*ll sh*t
We don’t doubt that McKinnie is sore after an 18-game season. But he is obviously not sore enough to stop clubbing
, and clearly did not inform Pro Bowl coaches that he was injured. Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune
reports that McKinnie did not withdraw from the Pro Bowl on his own. He was dismissed
. So McKinnie isn’t too banged up to lie, either.