McKinnie must repay NFL for Pro Bowl no-show

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 7:28 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The NFL will require Vikings OLT Bryant McKinnie to reimburse the league for $4,285 in expenses incurred in Miami last month in the wake of his non-participation in the Pro Bowl.

McKinnie was dismissed from the NFC squad after he failed to participate in two practices and other league-mandated obligations. He later blamed his absence on a foot injury and miscommunication about his desire to withdraw from the Pro Bowl.

Besides the reimbursement of expenses, McKinnie forfeited his $22,500 game check, according to NFL spokesman Randall Liu.