Green Bay Packers' injured players will get to say 'cheese' for team photo
This is what passes for controversy with the Green Bay Packers. When plans were made for the official team photo, players who are on the injured-reserve list were not included. Two of those guys, Nick Barnett and Jermichael Finley, did what any player with two functioning thumbs would do: they tweeted their disappointment.
Kinda sad... Found out basically IR guys can not be in team picture... It's kinda sad to think.. Just goes you injured yourself you not part
I was not trying to be a distraction nor was I downing the organization they have done so much for me over last 8 years.. Just saying I was
Just saying I am sad that it worked out the way it did.. This game is bigger then my feelings and my body of work.. It's about "One Goal"!
ttle disappointed about not bein in the photo because I feel as much a part of team today as I did back in September but it is what it is.
The Packers promptly reversed field after team captains Aaron Rodgers and Charles Woodson spoke with Coach Mike McCarthy. Rather than pose for the photo on media day next Tuesday, as teams do, the Packers will wait until Friday, the day after injured players arrive. And they'll all be in the pic. "I think they made a poor decision, what they did," McCarthy said of posting on "Tweeter." "But we feel great. Because if that's the biggest issue we have in our preparation, then we're going to have a hell of a week. So it's really not that big of a deal."
| January 27, 2011; 2:37 PM ET
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