We interrupt this fairly slow NFL offseason Saturday to point out a Twitter fight between an NFL player and one of the folks who cover the NFL for a living.
Earlier today, agent Drew Rosenhaus mentioned in a series of Twitter messages that he has visited receiver Plaxico Burress in prison. Burress is due to be released on June 6, after spending nearly two years behind bars for carrying a loaded gun into a Manhattan nightclub.
That apparently prompted another Twitter user to make this observation: “Donte Stallworth and Leonard Little killed people. Burress hurt himself only, but he got harshest punishment. Travesty!”
Adam Schefter of ESPN then “re-tweeted” the message. Even though Schefter didn’t write the words, re-tweeting a message is the equivalent of an Internet echo. (Not to be confused with a New York echo.)
Stallworth didn’t appreciate it.
“Yo @AdamSchefter, keep my name out your tweets homie, straight up!!!” Stallworth said.
Next, Stallworth said, “You’re so concerned about my boy Plax, if you haven’t visited him or wrote him then keep quiet until you do! @AdamSchefter.”
Stallworth has no cause to complain; Schefter’s assessment is accurate. Stallworth pleaded guilty to felony DUI manslaughter, and he served only a month in jail. Burress blew two holes in his leg (entry and exit), and his punishment was nearly two years behind bars.
We now return you to your fairly slow NFL offseason Saturday.