Bryant McKinnie Cut by Vikings for Being Overweight, Out of Shape
Bryant McKinnie’s disappointing tenure with the Minnesota Vikings came to an end Tuesday when the team cut him for showing up to camp fat and out of shape. It’s a fitting end for McKinnie who you may recall:
– Held out and missed half a season his rookie year
– Was one of the partiers on the Love Boat
– Was suspended four games in ’08 for violating the personal conduct policy
– Got kicked off the Pro Bowl team in ’09 for missing practices
McKinnie is a notorious party animal as anyone who follows his twitter account can tell you. The 6’8″ monster reportedly showed up to camp weighing well over 350 pounds.
He and his agent ran to TMZ to try and get their side of the story out. They claim they asked for a released so other teams could pick him up next season. Right, I’m sure McKinnie wanted to be released because he didn’t want the $4.9 million he was set to make this season. Wow, if he tried as hard on the field as he did with his excuse making, he wouldn’t be suffering through this embarrassment.