30 August 2008
NFL Rules on McKinnie
On Friday, the NFL gave Bryant McKinnie his sentence with the charges stemming from a street brawl outside a Miami nightclub in February. The NFL suspends McKinnie the first 4 games without pay Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy.This ends McKinnie's 87 staraight starts.With the happening, Artis Hicks is expected to take the LT position during this time. Tavaris Jackson is in his make or break season. Jackson remains a question mark at quarterback, and -- though coach Brad Childress has said repeatedly over the past few months he couldn't be concerned about the possibility of punishment for McKinnie -- this was a discouraging development for this team 10 days before the season opener.