Fantasy player threatens Brandon Jacobs, then begs forgiveness
On Tuesday, Giants running back Brandon Jacobs revealed that he had the target of death threats. And not your garden-variety examples, either. This was fantasy football-related.
Social media emboldens people. It's like beer muscles but with the added safety of anonymity and distance. Sometimes, though, hiding behind a screen name in some dark corner of the internet isn't enough.
Jacobs was inactive for Monday night's game so he didn't rush for 50 yards or two touchdowns.
We're guessing this sort of thing happens all the time, primarily because fantasy football is ruining this country. We've previously heard Arian Foster, Roddy White and Chris Johnson weigh in on overzealous fantasy fans.
But after Jacobs retweeted the threat from @DMMeBoo, Twitter took over and it wasn't long before @DMMeBoo was desperately begging for forgiveness.
Here's a rough timeline of how the world's saddest fantasy football player went from online Steven Seagal to Steve Urkel. (We'd link directly to @DMMeBoo's Twitter feed but, as you might expect, he's deleted his account.)
"Lmfao Brandon Jacobs really subtweeted me like a hoe lol thats why I dropped him" - @DMMeBoo
"@gatorboyrb BRO RELAX ITS NEVER THAT SERIOUS... ITS JUST TWITTER MAN. I TRUELY APOLOGIZE I COULD NEVER ACTUALLY DO THAT. RETWEET THIS PLEASE" - @DMMeBoo
"Gotta change my @ and everything for a couple days." - @DMMeBoo
"I really aint think he would see that tweet." - @DMMeBoo
"@gatorboyrb BRUH STOP PLAYING ... YOU KNOW THAT AINT SERIOUS AND I APOLOGIZE. PLEASE ACCEPT ?" - @DMMeBoo
"@gatorboyrb BRANDON.. CAN YOU AT LEAST TALK ABOUT IT TO ME I REALLY DIDNT MEAN IT" - @DMMeBoo
See, Twitter does have a purpose: Public shaming.
* Via NJ.com
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