View Full Version : Finnegan not a bad guy after all....

12-06-2010, 10:22 AM
Got this from Peter Kings weekly MMQB

Cortland Finnegan has another side. Three days before his brawl with Andre Johnson, Finnegan asked coach Jeff Fisher if, on Thanksgiving, he could report to work a little bit late. Fisher wondered why. Finnegan told him he needed to run in a five-mile Thanksgiving morning race in Nashville, the Boulevard Bolt. Actually, it wasn't Finnegan running on his own. He'd be pushing a cancer patient, local high school athlete Kelsey Towns, who, not long after treatment to battle sarcoma, was determined to run in the race she'd competed in for 11 years.

Finnegan met Towns on a visit to Children's Hospital in Nashville in the offseason, and they kept in touch during her subsequent chemotherapy treatments. "Every day I visit her during chemo,'' Finnegan said. "It's great for me, really. She is just the most positive person, no matter what's going on in her life. When she told me about the race and how much she wanted to do it, I asked, 'Can I push you?' And it wasn't difficult, not at all. Especially because it meant so much to her. She'd run it since kindergarten. I really enjoyed it. It was sort of heartwarming.''

I'll have a little more about Finnegan next Monday as the Titans head into the rematch with Houston the following week. I'm not trying to convince you he's saintly. Just trying to show you a side of a player you might not know.

12-06-2010, 10:24 AM
still a phaggot.

but gjdbm.

12-06-2010, 10:26 AM
Cortland is actually an extremely nice/cool/down to earth dude off the field.

He went to the same small private Uni I did, graduated the year before I got there but he would come back in the off season. I played basketball with him a few times and he was always cool. I knew some upperclassmen that were friends with him and they all loved him.