It is true, some who play fantasy football tend to take it to the extreme. On October 22, USA TODAY reported a very upset fantasy football team owner who threatened Brandon Jacobs and was subsequently called out for his words.
Apparently a fan was very upset that Brandon Jacobs did not play on Monday night. Jacobs, a running back for the New York Giants, sat out the evening game due to an injured hamstring. This was a huge disappointment to many fantasy football team owners due to Jacobs being the most heavily picked up player during the past week. Many had high hopes for him to generate many points prior to hearing of his injury.
A Twitter user by the name of Andre Rayner who used the Twitter handle @DMMeBoo sent a message to Brandon Jacobs that said the following: "On life Brandon if you don't rush for 50 yards and 2 touchdowns tonight it's over for you and yo family n**** [sic]" and followed that tweet with another: "Fulfill my orders stated in the previous tweet or thats yo life bruh and I'm not playing [sic}"
Brandon Jacobs retweeted and replied, "look at what we deal with.." Jacobs is right, that is a lot to deal with. Many take their fantasy teams very seriously. Even the Portland Sports Examiner gets a bit frustrated and might have something to say from time to time. That does not make it okay though to demand anything from these players and especially not to make threats.
Shortly following these less than sane Twitter rants, the account was terminated. The enraged tweeter began receiving so many replies in response to his nonsense that the account was essentially ruined. It is unknown if any sort of legal action might be pending in consideration of the threats. Although the person responsible did come back and say that he was sorry and would never hurt an NFL player, there certainly are those out there who might try.
What do you think of the Brandon Jacobs death threat? Do you think the tweeter should be prosecuted or left alone? At what point should threats of this nature be taken very seriously? Let us know what you think in the comments below.