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Cortland Finnegan Voted NFL's Dirtiest Player, According to 'Sporting News' Poll

Nov 5, 2010 – 1:18 PM
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John Oehser

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Cortland Finnegan Cortland Finneganalready had a reputation for playing dirty. Now, its official -- at least according to one publication, anyway.

Finnegan, the Tennessee Titans' veteran cornerback, was voted the NFL's Dirtiest Player in a midseason poll conducted by "Sporting News," Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reported Friday. The survey consisted of votes from 100 players around the league.

Finnegan's 19 votes placed him ahead of Pittsburgh Steelers' linebacker James Harrison and Steelers' wide receiver Hines Ward. Harrison had 16 votes and Ward had 13.

Wyatt also wrote that Titans running back Chris Johnson ranked fifth in voting for Offensive MVP at the season's midway point. Colts quarterback Peyton Manning ranked first in that category. Manning also ranked first in "Toughest Player to Game Plan For," with Johnson fifth.

Meanwhile, Titans' Head Coach Jeff Fisher ranked fifth in voting for NFL Coach of the Year
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