Finnegan says family issue, not holdout, forced his leave

Posted Aug. 07, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Titans CB Cortland Finnegan stated on Sunday he will be at practice this week, just days after it appeared he was going to hold out for a new contract.

Writing on his Twitter account, Finnegan stated that it was a personal matter that forced him to leave the team, not a contract dispute.

"My absence had nothing to do with a holdout yet a personal matter that Titan officials were aware of. I am grateful for being a Titan,'' Finnegan wrote on his account, @C_Finnegan31. "I am also thankful for my current contract and direction of team. It's obvious media had no idea of why my absence took place."

According to PFW correspondent Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, team officials were not informed of the reason why Finnegan left the team hotel on Friday night or attend practice on Saturday.

Finnegan called out Wyatt on Twitter, saying the media was responsible for the rumor he wanted a new contract.

"Who and where did this all stem from.. Let me guess a tweet then Wyatt jumped to conclusions with no real story. Media gets paid to do a job," Finnegan wrote on Sunday afternoon.

He then added, "Being absence from a team function doesn't mean holdout or your unhappy. Family issues come up I'm human thank you Nashville for understanding."