Titans Finnegan dirtiest player in NFL


, Last Updated: 10:35 PM ET

Veteran Tennessee cornerback Cortland Finnegan has reached the promised land.

After years of striving and lobbying for the recognition, Finnegan has been voted as being the NFLs Dirtiest Player in a midseason poll conducted by The Sporting News.

And by dirty we dont mean the guy with the most muck on his uniform.

Were talking nasty deeds here and its a distinction that Finnegan will hold close to his heart.

In the poll of 100 players, Finnegan received 19 votes, distancing himself from the Steelers duo of linebacker James Harrison and wide receiver Hines Ward, who last season received the dubious honour.

Earlier in the season, Finnegan talked about striving to be No. 1.

Its a compliment, thats absolutely a compliment, Finnegan said. He (Ward) was voted the leagues dirtiest player, so youve got to give it up for him. Im No. 6 right now, but Im aspiring to one day, hopefully be No. 1.

That day has arrived. Take a bow,