McKinnie Being Fined $30,000 a Day

The fines pile up for McKinnie

The daily fines for Offensive Tackle Bryant McKinnie continue to pile up as he has yet to report to camp.

Under the terms of the NFL collective bargaining agreement, McKinnie is being fined $30,000 per day and can be docked an entire game check for $188,235 for every preseason game he misses.

McKinnie has been absent due to “personal reasons” but those reportedly may include facing a $4.5 million dollar lawsuit for a loan that he took out during last season’s lockout as well as several other financial issues.

The wayward Left Tackle hasn’t even spoken with the team according to Head Coach John Harbaugh.

“As far as I know, there’s no communication from Bryant,” Harbaugh said. “He does not have an agent. We heard from a chiropractor on the first day and that’s all we’ve heard.”

Although McKinnie hasn’t spoken with his coach, he has apparently talked with his replacement at left tackle: Michael Oher.

“I’ve talked to him a few times,” Oher said. “I just told him to take your time and we’ll be here if he needs us and things like that and just take care of anything he has going. So, I’m pretty sure he’ll get everything squared away.”

When asked if he believes that McKinnie will ultimately rejoin the team, Oher replied: “I think so. He sounds positive. Like I told him, ‘Take your time, and we’ll be waiting for you.’”

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