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McKinnie’s lockout fund has dropped by $100,000

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So much for saving money in advance of a lockout.

With the NFLPA trying to get its players to take seriously the threat of a potential work stoppage that would wipe out 17 games checks in 2011, not every player has gotten the message.

The folks at TMZ report that Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie racked up a $100,000 bar tab on Thursday night in Hollywood.  At the MyHouse club, site of the NBA All-Star “Kick Off Party,” McKinnie’s purchases included more than 15 bottles of expensive champagne.

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35 Responses to “McKinnie’s lockout fund has dropped by $100,000”
  1. atcojack says: Feb 21, 2011 9:14 AM

    Is this the same clown who got kicked out of the Pro Bowl last year for partying all night?

    How much we betting he’s the next in a long line of former pro atheletes who are broke by the time they’re 40?

  2. sterling7 says: Feb 21, 2011 9:16 AM

    No wonder he’s a lousy tackle-he’s a great slacker. I understand his nickname is “olay” spanish just like the bullfighters who step aside for the bull-only McKinnie does it for the DE’s!

  3. casselgreyskull says: Feb 21, 2011 9:16 AM

    Millionaire spends big on a night out. So what? Are we going to hear every time this happens?

    I’m sure he can afford it.

  4. jaltreality says: Feb 21, 2011 9:17 AM

    See?! The players are all rich and have no problems and their union is just griping for no reason! Their billionaire owners I’m sure didn’t spend any sort of exorbitant amounts of money recently that is simply not reported on because they do so less conspicuously/their privacy is respected by a sports media that fears biting the hand that feeds them!

  5. mick730 says: Feb 21, 2011 9:18 AM

    I guess guys like McKinnie are whom the union is looking out for in the defense of economic justice. Hell, it would be a terrible hardship if McKinnie had to take a 5% cut in pay and was only able to blow 95 grand at the “scrip club” every weekend.

  6. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 21, 2011 9:18 AM

    A perfect example of an NFL pro who will be stone broke two years after leaving football, and then he’ll wonder why.

  7. tdk24 says: Feb 21, 2011 9:20 AM

    Trying to buy some friends there big guy?

  8. shiftyshellshocked says: Feb 21, 2011 9:25 AM

    That’s it? I drop more than that on a night out. And these numb nuts want more money?

  9. willie84 says: Feb 21, 2011 9:28 AM

    party like it’s 1999!!!!!!wish i’d been there! snowed in here in minnie!

  10. chocopoppy says: Feb 21, 2011 9:30 AM

    If the NFLPA really wanted to perform a service for their players, they would either strongly improve the pension system (for players like this who blow through their $$ foolishly) or work into the CBA an annuity-like salary structure like involves years of deferred salary rather than huge upfront bonuses. This would save many of fools from themselves.

  11. fireeyes111 says: Feb 21, 2011 9:54 AM

    Makin it raaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnn

    Seriously, Bryant McKinnie was a top-10 pick and has been a starting left tackle since 2002. He has more than enough money to throw a big party for his boys if he so chooses.

  12. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 21, 2011 9:56 AM

    chocopoppy says: Feb 21, 2011 9:30 AM

    “If the NFLPA really wanted to perform a service for their players, …”

    What they really need is some real world financial training. These guys don’t seem to be thinking ahead.
    Don’t they realize they’re going to lose their main source of income before the age of 40?

    Seeing a guy throwing his money away like this makes you wonder if he even knows how to balance a checkbook.

  13. ejmat2 says: Feb 21, 2011 10:06 AM

    I have an idea. Instead of making the poor taxpayers of Minnesota pay for a new stadium how about guys like McKinnie throw down 100,000 for a real purpose?

    If he would take football as serious as his partying and music maybe he would have turned into the player he was expected to be out of college.

  14. clintonportisheadd says: Feb 21, 2011 10:06 AM

    Antoine Walker thinks you guys need to get off McKinnie’s back….

  15. jimmysee says: Feb 21, 2011 10:16 AM

    fireeyes111 says:
    Feb 21, 2011 9:54 AM
    Makin it raaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnn

    Seriously, Bryant McKinnie was a top-10 pick and has been a starting left tackle since 2002. He has more than enough money to throw a big party for his boys if he so chooses.

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    Dang! I wasn’t invited!

  16. fastrichie says: Feb 21, 2011 10:19 AM

    Bryant McKinnie made $4,600,000.00 in 2010.

    $100K is roughly ONE WEEK’s pay for this guy. While it may be stupid and over the top. He’s probably going to be able to get by on the remaining $4,500,000.00 he earned last year.

  17. cull1224 says: Feb 21, 2011 10:39 AM

    I’m with those who think he will be broke or near broke down the road. And will I be feeling sorry for him? —- NAAHHHH! (sp?)

  18. wannabeqb says: Feb 21, 2011 10:42 AM

    That’s more than I make in a week!!!

  19. dfeltz says: Feb 21, 2011 10:48 AM

    He spends a lot of money because he makes a lot of money

  20. richm2256 says: Feb 21, 2011 11:03 AM

    A $100,000 bar tab, for a single night?

    Any connection these players have with reality is a figment of your imagination. They really think the “common fan” will side with them in this battle against the greedy owners???

    The fact that a LINEMAN makes that much money that he could afford to blow on a bar tab for a single night what the average fan doesn’t make in a YEAR, shows that there’s already too much money in the NFL.

  21. dfeltz says: Feb 21, 2011 11:06 AM

    ejmat2, the current CBA already has that in place, a percentage of the players “pie” already goes towards facilities, new and old.

  22. gcsuk says: Feb 21, 2011 11:08 AM

    chocopoppy says: Feb 21, 2011 9:30 AM

    If the NFLPA really wanted to perform a service for their players, they would either strongly improve the pension system (for players like this who blow through their $$ foolishly) or work into the CBA an annuity-like salary structure like involves years of deferred salary rather than huge upfront bonuses. This would save many of fools from themselves.

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    Strongly improve the pension system for what reason? Because the players are too stupid to balance their own budgets? Why don’t they use some of the free education they got in college to do some financial planning, or even easier, HIRE a personal planner who watches out for them!

    Most of these guys have been coddled and babysat their whole lives. Maybe it’s time to make them be accountable for themselves on something.

  23. momsasaynt says: Feb 21, 2011 11:14 AM

    This guy is a joke.He made $4,559,000.00 too much.

  24. canadianvikingfaniii says: Feb 21, 2011 11:52 AM

    No one ever said he was bright. Loveboat, bar fights, expensive parties. He isn’t even that good anymore. Sounds like he has been training Everson Griffen when they do team drills.

  25. schmitty2 says: Feb 21, 2011 11:55 AM

    Wow, hope this guy doesn’t take up a career in financial advising after he retires. How irresponsible can you be?

  26. football2011 says: Feb 21, 2011 11:58 AM

    I bought a round of pitchers at my favorite watering hole last night $14.00.

    Stop me i’m out of control!

  27. tommythek says: Feb 21, 2011 12:22 PM

    I heard he spent 1.1 mil on the love boat

    Just like social security will be gone for folks who have earned over a certain amount, the retirement money should be excluded for players who have attained top 5% salaries at their position. Otherwise, he’ll be in line in 10 years trying to get his knee replacements paid for.

  28. JimmySmith says: Feb 21, 2011 12:31 PM

    If you thought McKinnie’s performance really declined from 2009 to 2010, just wait to see what 2011 brings you. Last place teams like the Vikings finish last for a reason, they overpay losers like this.

  29. falstaff1962 says: Feb 21, 2011 12:42 PM

    I don’t care if he spends it or not- it’s his money. But how in the hell do you get a $100k bar tab? Even at $5000 per bottle for the champagne, you still would be $25 grand short of that mark…

  30. shaggytoodle says: Feb 21, 2011 1:01 PM

    As long as he doesn’t drive he can spend whatever he wants @ a bar. Maybe he bought the entire bar a drink or two, which would actually be pretty kind of him.

  31. rovibe says: Feb 21, 2011 1:41 PM

    fastrichie says: “Bryant McKinnie made $4,600,000.00 in 2010. $100K is roughly ONE WEEK’s pay for this guy.”

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    Are you for real? Do you have any idea how much someone in his bracket is paying in state and federal taxes? How about his agent’s cut for negotiating the contract?

    McKinnie’s GROSS was $4.6 million. I’ll personally guarantee you his real NET pay was almost half that. Get a clue.

  32. jebdamone says: Feb 21, 2011 2:29 PM

    mckinnie might be the dumbest player in the NFL and obviously part of that %78 that i’ve been reading about who will be bankrupt 2 years after his retirement…which is coming a lot sooner then you thing mount M.

  33. whatevnfl says: Feb 21, 2011 2:37 PM

    I’m sure the low level employees at the Jets and other teams being forced to take unpaid furloughs appreciate reading headlines like that.

  34. fastrichie says: Feb 21, 2011 3:43 PM

    rovibe says:

    Are you for real? Do you have any idea how much someone in his bracket is paying in state and federal taxes? How about his agent’s cut for negotiating the contract?

    McKinnie’s GROSS was $4.6 million. I’ll personally guarantee you his real NET pay was almost half that. Get a clue.

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    Though I could be wrong, last I heard agents get 3% … Ouch

  35. lions20r says: Feb 23, 2011 1:15 PM

    wow you people are haters. he makes $3,150,000 a year and spent $100,000; 3.175% of his salary. For those of you making $40,000…should we all bash you for spending $1,269.84 on a huge bash for your friends. None of you has ever drank too much and gone nuts on a bar tab all in the name of everyone having a good night? If not, you shouldn’t be allowed to cross 30 years old. Where were you all when this 31 year old helped raise $150,000 for at-risk teens; probably busy trashing some other player for using his money as he chooses. This kid works his ASS off his entire life to be a premier left tackle (one of the only 32 in the world starting in the NFL is it?). He’s missed 4 starts in the past 8 years. This guy has collected over $50 million in signing bonuses ALONE! Maybe you should all think about what stupid crap you waste 3% of your salary on before opining on other people’s use of their hard earned dollar. ..”Booo, i have to thumbs down the guy who’s NOT trashing these kids… of which I’m so jealous!”

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