Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett isn't afraid to speak his mind, and it usually takes place on Twitter. Often, it's funny, other times it's just weird (and ultimately not true). But on Saturday, Dockett probably would've been better off saying nothing at all.
It started innocently enough:
I love watching people get married.. Such a honor to have that love. Oh well back to chasing these millions. ????????..???— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) June 21, 2014
And then Dockett tweeted this, via TheSource.com (sic'd): "When you get married and shit don't work out... She want 1/2 'HALF' and see that's where I have a issue.. I don't blame OJ nevermind. Ttyl."
Not surprisingly, coming down on the side of O.J. Simpson tends to rankle folks, especially on social media.
Dockett deleted the tweet a short time later and offered this explanation:
I deleted my last tweet because y'all would take what I said wrong and I don't feel like explaining where I'm coming from...— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) June 22, 2014
And FYI I was not talking about murder..... But if this was the case let's not forget Oj was innocent and he proved it in court! ????— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) June 22, 2014
Worth noting: O.J. wasn't innocent of murdering two people, he was found not guilty.
Meanwhile, some people have suggested that Dockett may have been referencing Chris Rock's old bit about O.J. ("I'm not saying he should've killed her ... but I understand" -- It's NSFW but you can see it here.) And maybe he was. It's just that having those conversations in a public forum will come with a heavy dose of criticism, which likely explains why Dockett decided to delete the tweet.