Everyone saw it happen and thought it was a prank in real time.
Before this hits the media I just wanna apologize to my fans and the @Seahawks organization once again. I made a terrible decision b driving— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) April 1, 2015
After I had a few drinks. I will do everything to get ur trust back and will become a better person after this.— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) April 1, 2015
But 15 minutes or so after he hadn't tweeted "April Fool's!" it was getting kind of awkward. 25 minutes later, Irvin brought the hilarity full circle.
How many of yall thought I was serious ?! Haha April fools!!!— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) April 1, 2015
HA HA HA. At least a few of us. Got 'ems, I guess.
You'll be surprised to learn that, really, no one found this amusing and Irvin had to apologize for a fake apology.
Ok it was a joke didn't meant to disrespect anybody. Damn relax— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) April 1, 2015
Jokes are great. Not being too serious about life is also great. But not having any situational awareness is a bad thing. It's the offseason. NFL players getting arrested for DUI is a huge deal.
Irvin lacked that awareness on April Fool's Day. And someone at the Seahawks will probably remind him.