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Cortland Finnegan comes clean


One day after blaming the media for his blowing his one day absence from training camp, Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan came clean.

“I first want apologize to Jim Wyatt (of the Tennessean) and the media for  this tirade of events that’s happened. It has been nothing but a distraction to the team that was not needed,’’ Finnegan said Monday. “When I was talking with my agent, because I wasn’t happy with some of the things said I let the emotions get the best of me and I had to take a step back personally and regroup.”

Florio wrote last night that Finnegan’s words made little sense. The cornerback tried to say he was out of camp because of a personal matter the team knew about, but the Titans made it clear he left without telling them.

The Titans and Finnegan’s agent have been negotiating a possible extension.  Finnegan repeatedly expressed regret over his actions and tried to stress he wants to remain with the team.  Titans coach Mike Munchak indicated the team plans to fine Finnegan, although we can’t imagine that will affect their desire to sign him long-term.

“I took the negotiations personally and I shouldn’t have and it affected everyone in the community and the team and I deeply regret that,” Finnegan said.  “I want to be here long-term.”

Finnegan can look at the bright side: At least the Titans are negotiating with him, unlike Chris Johnson.

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44 Responses to “Cortland Finnegan comes clean”
  1. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Aug 8, 2011 8:58 PM

    I still put my money on Andre.

  2. billinva says: Aug 8, 2011 8:59 PM

    What a punk.

  3. 808raiderinparadise says: Aug 8, 2011 9:01 PM

    someone called andre johnson to knock some sense into him

  4. cardsfann1 says: Aug 8, 2011 9:03 PM

    This guy can’t think right after Andre Johnson beat his ass.

  5. ninjapleazee says: Aug 8, 2011 9:04 PM

    grow up immature attention needy punk

  6. evomike06 says: Aug 8, 2011 9:07 PM

    They should definitely be negotiating with CJ and not this tool..Once again he shows him self to be a punk.

  7. sterilizecromartie says: Aug 8, 2011 9:12 PM

    Phew. Thank god. The medias good name has been restored. I will sleep well tonight.

  8. johnny1979 says: Aug 8, 2011 9:12 PM

    This guy’s an a-hole, and Andre Johnson would have kicked his a** all the way back to Nashville.
    I’d pay him the minimum, no more.

  9. arlingtonassasin says: Aug 8, 2011 9:14 PM

    One of the dirtiest mouth pieces in the NFL. Every player with class in the league grinned a little bit I’m sure when AJ finally gave the guy what was comin to him.

  10. drgreenstreak says: Aug 8, 2011 9:16 PM

    Little Corty reminds me of a twisted, sort of Irish Chihuahua. Very bold and brave but not very bright.

  11. drbandkgb says: Aug 8, 2011 9:17 PM

    Why does this guy get the attention???

    He is a little fighter Ill give him that but.. he is a #2 at best…

  12. thecommissionersmen says: Aug 8, 2011 9:21 PM

    Its Cortland Innegan – Because Andre beat the F out of him.

  13. moelester says: Aug 8, 2011 9:22 PM

    what a female dog

  14. ravenator says: Aug 8, 2011 9:34 PM

    Andre Johnson must’ve slapped some humility into this kid.

  15. citizenstrange says: Aug 8, 2011 9:35 PM

    I don’t care about Wunderlic scores but I would be interested in seeing the IQ of every NFL player.

    I think there would be a solid 70% of jaw dropping lows.

  16. monk316 says: Aug 8, 2011 9:35 PM

    I thought he left practice because someone told him Andre was coming for round 2. They shouldn’t fine him for that, he was scared.

  17. kelvinmchale says: Aug 8, 2011 9:37 PM

    It’s my birthday today.

  18. raiderapologist says: Aug 8, 2011 9:41 PM

    At least now there is no doubt he is a douche on and off the field.

  19. therealsmiley says: Aug 8, 2011 9:44 PM

    The guy apologized. Next!! Hail!!

  20. vikingsinla says: Aug 8, 2011 9:48 PM

    He may be a lousy NFL player, but he might have a future as a punching bag in the UFC. He does, after all, have prior experience.

  21. crawfish2011 says: Aug 8, 2011 9:53 PM

    His parents should be fined for naming their son Cortland.

  22. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Aug 8, 2011 9:55 PM

    Called it. “Family Issues” is the lamest excuse ever. Way to use your family as a cover for your own immature behavior, jackass.

  23. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 8, 2011 9:57 PM

    He’s a nobody. Cut him. Next man up.

  24. mayfieldroadboy says: Aug 8, 2011 10:12 PM

    I don’t know whether Finnegan is or is not all the things which everyone says he is, but I kinda like him. Watching him play is like watching a mischievous little puckety: you never know when he’s going to cause havoc.

  25. cleanface says: Aug 8, 2011 10:16 PM

    What is a “tirade of events”?

  26. jtbaudendistel says: Aug 8, 2011 10:16 PM

    Cortland is a punk but that being said he is a pretty good defensive back and NFL teams need athletes like that on their defenses. CJ is a stud but running backs are depreciating assets in the NFL. These days, having a probowl cornerback on your team is a much greater value than having a probowl running back.
    Example, the defending Superbowl champions.

  27. thephantomstranger says: Aug 8, 2011 10:18 PM

    There once was a corner named Finnegan
    Who got burned by wide receivers again and again
    Despite his propensity to boast
    He reminds me of burnt toast
    So the Titans traded him for a used Volkswagen.

  28. Andre's Johnson says: Aug 8, 2011 10:28 PM

    Does this ass clown realize he’s forever linked to the business end of Andre Johnson’s fist?

    Can’t wait for the first Texans/Titans game.

    Oh, and Bud Adams is a dumbass old coot.

    Okay, that just about does it.

  29. 90sniners says: Aug 8, 2011 10:30 PM

    Hate on Finnegan all you want, but at worst he’s a SOLID player. He can play on my team any day.

  30. mrtampa says: Aug 8, 2011 10:35 PM

    I thought they changed his name to Innegan since Andre beat the F outta him.

  31. hoochbcs says: Aug 8, 2011 11:05 PM

    You know what would be funny is if someone referenced his fight with Andre Johnson in their comment.

  32. vahawker says: Aug 8, 2011 11:10 PM

    Obviously needed to change his tampon.

  33. whitemike55 says: Aug 8, 2011 11:18 PM


    F’ Finnegan.

  34. thefiesty1 says: Aug 8, 2011 11:34 PM

    Shut up and play ball or just disappear. You had you 15 minutes of fame.

  35. uglycassinova says: Aug 8, 2011 11:42 PM

    Family issues? No worse than VY getting his momma to call Fisher and say “my boys gone and he’s gotta gun”

  36. uglycassinova says: Aug 8, 2011 11:46 PM

    Good for him. Way to man up Courtland. That shows character when you admit your mistakes, ask for forgiveness, and take responsibility for your actions. The rest of the league could learn from him. Now go see Munch get your punishment and get back on the field, your gonna have a big year.

  37. uglycassinova says: Aug 8, 2011 11:50 PM


    Did you play ball @LCS?

  38. indyeagle says: Aug 9, 2011 12:03 AM

    I’m not a Titans fan, but I have a couple things to say.

    1) It takes a big man to apologize and admit he is/was wrong. As fans, we always ask athletes to be honest and when Finnegan does, all of you bash him?

    2) He should fire his agent. What kind of agent tells a player exactly what is being said in negotiations? I’m not an agent, but shouldn’t that be agenting 101? Give your player the info he needs and keep the personal stuff between you and the team.

  39. udontknowjaq says: Aug 9, 2011 12:04 AM

    U might not respect his game he is a solid player that is very emotional.. I can respect how he apologized for his obvious mistake a lot of player do worst in the community then lie about how he left work! Somethin easy to move on from! Wouldn’t be a mistake to resign him imo..

  40. corysowa says: Aug 9, 2011 12:09 AM

    I say we talk about Andrew Johnson……….. dude was a bad president am I right?

  41. vbe2 says: Aug 9, 2011 5:46 AM

    What a worthless tool.

  42. tjrubleysaudible says: Aug 9, 2011 7:13 AM

    Tirade of events? Book him on phonics before I go on a cascade.

  43. jpb12 says: Aug 9, 2011 10:18 AM

    Finally. A guy who fessed up to telling a lie.
    Didn’t say his phone got stolen.
    Nobody hacked into his Twitter account.
    Didn’t blame his wife, agent, members of his posse.

    Got to give him credit for being truthful.
    Rare quality.

  44. woodysurf3 says: Aug 11, 2011 6:02 PM

    People always talk about how athletes, or the media, are dumb; there are a lot of dumb fans. Read these posts, lets be honest.

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