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Cortland Temujin Finnegan was born on the 2nd February 1984, in Fayetteville, North Carolina USA, and is an American Football player who is known as a former cornerback of the Tennessee Titans, St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, while currently he is a free agent.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this veteran cornerback has accumulated so far? How rich Cortland Finnegan is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Cortland Finnegan’s net worth, as of late 2016, is $20 million, acquired through his professional American Football career which has been active since 2006.
Cortland Finnegan Net Worth $20 million
Cortland Finnegan was born the third child of Robert Grant and Linda Finnegan. He attended Milton High School in Milton, Florida where he started playing American Football, and in 2002 was named to the All-State second-team.
Cortland then enrolled at Samford University in Homewood, Alabama where he continued playing for its football team – Samford Bulldogs. During his college career, he earned several awards including Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-OVC and first-team All-America.
Cortland Finnegan’s professional American Football career officially began in 2006 when he was selected in the 7th round as the 7th pick, #215 pick overall, in 2006 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. This made him the first drafted player from Samford since the 1969 NFL Draft. During his first season in Tennessee Cortland appeared as a real refreshment in the team’s rooster, as well as its secret trump card. In 2009 he was selected as the starter for NFL’s Pro Bowl, for the only time in his career to date. This five-year long Titans’ engagement provided the basis for Cortland Finnegan’s net worth.
In 2012, Cortland Finnegan signed a five-year contract with the St. Louis Rams worth $50 million, but he stayed in St. Louis for only one season – he was released from Rams at the beginning of the new league season in 2014. However this venture increased Cortland Finnegan’s overall net worth by $27 million.
His next stop was Miami where he signed with the Dolphins for the 2014 season. Yet again, he was released after just one season and 12 appearances, This was followed by Cortland Finnegan’s decision to retire from his professional American Football career which was officially announced on 11th March 2015. It is certain that this, although short engagement helped Finnegan to further increase the total size of his wealth.
After a couple of months, Cortland Finnegan came out of his retirement when in November 2015 he signed with Carolina Panthers. In five games which he played during the regular season, Cortland helped his teammates to reach the Super Bowl. Although they won the National Football Conference title, in his first championship appearance he recorded four tackles, and the team weren’t good enough to earn the Super Bowl title – the Panthers were defeated by the Denver Broncos, 24 to 10. Although the title got away, Cortland Finnegan’s net worth profited from this engagement.
On 12th August 2016, Cortland Finnegan signed with New Orleans Saints but was released after just three weeks – on 6th September and currently is a free agent.
When it comes to his personal life, Cortland Finnegan has been married since 2010 to Lacey Owens with whom he has a daughter. With his family, Cortland currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri.
In 2010, Cortland Finnegan was fined three times for $40,000 in total – for throwing to the ground New York Giants” Steve Smith, for hitting Chris Kr upeof the Denver Broncos and for a helmet-throwing fist fight with Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans. In 2012, Cortland Finnegan paid a $7,875 fine for grabbing the facemask of Green Bay Packers’ Jordy Nelson.
Apart from his professional American Football career, Cortland Finnegan is also actively involved in charity causes – he is the founder of ARK 31, a non-profit charity organization focused on helping children with special needs and disabilities.