McKinnie: $20,000 on champagne

MIAMI -- Perhaps you’ve already seen this piece in the Miami Herald, where columnist Dan LeBatard meets up in South Beach with Minnesota left tackle Bryant McKinnie and rapper Lil’ Kim. At 3 a.m.

LeBatard spares most details of the ensuing party, other than to say McKinnie spent $20,000 on 36 bottles of champagne. He also quotes Luther Campbell -- of 2 Live Crew fame, for you youngins -- as saying McKinnie’s party bus is “too wild for even me!”

Oh boy. I don’t know what else to say about the stories that have swirled around McKinnie during the past week or so. To be clear, there’s nothing wrong with partying all night during the offseason.

But in the past few years, McKinnie has suggested he was leaving behind the party atmosphere that contributed to some of his off-field issues. After reading LeBatard’s story, it’s fair to question whether that’s the case.