Pro Bowl dodger Bryant McKinnie will pay for skipping the Pro Bowl, but he won’t pay that much.
Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Vikings left tackle won’t receive his
$22,500 Pro Bowl check and he’ll reimburse the league $4,285.13 for expenses after being dismissed from the NFC squad.
We already knew McKinnie wasn’t getting the check, so Friday’s announcement was essentially good news for him. He won’t lose any money out of pocket except the expenses, unless the team fines him. (And we agree with Florio; McKinnie is unlikely to be cut with Brett Favre undecided about his future.)
Also of note: The NFL’s Competition Committee will review the matter for the future. Look for a formal policy regarding Pro Bowl truancy to follow.