We mentioned yesterday that Bryant McKinnie was an unexcused absence from Friday’s Pro Bowl practice and is subject to a fine. No reason was given at the time.
According to McKinnie’s Twitter account (@bigmacvikings), the Vikings’ left tackle was out clubbing at Miami’s Mansion nightclub Thursday night and Friday morning.
“On the way 2 Mansion,” McKinnie tweeted at 11:28 p.m. Thursday night. “Finna shut it down!” Apparently having arrived at the club, McKinnie tweeted at 12:06 a.m. Friday morning, “If u coming 2 Mansion 2nite u better hurry! Getting packed!”
The rest of McKinnie’s tweets don’t indicate that he was at all concerned with missing Pro Bowl practice. And McKinnie skipped practice again on Saturday, according to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. It’s unknown if Saturday’s absence was excused.
Either way, McKinnie’s social life obviously takes precedence over the NFL’s annual all-star event. He was undeserving of Pro Bowl distinction in the first place, so it’s probably better for everyone that McKinnie isn’t showing up.