Jake Reed disputes report of Orlando Thomas' death

Former NFL receiver Jake Reed, a teammate of former Vikings safety Orlando Thomas, has posted multiple messages at his Twitter page indicating that Thomas has not died.

News of Thomas’ death came to us via the Vikings’ official web site.

So we’ll be taking a closer look at this one.

Thomas has been suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease since 2004, a typically fatal condition.

UPDATE:  Reed’s Twitter account isn’t verified.  But if someone opted to make a phony Twitter account, we’d like to think they’d do it for someone other than a mid-level wideout who has been out of the game for several years.  Then again, maybe that’s the genius of it.