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Twitter hacker launches Revis trade hoax

Darrelle Revis AP

It’s the Fourth of July, one of the slowest days on the NFL calendar.

And it nearly got a lot more hectic.

Someone hacked the Twitter account of Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis and posted that the All-Pro defender has been traded.

Revis has since reclaimed the reins, explaining that he remains a member of the Jets.

Though a holiday trade would be a shocker, it’s not unprecedented.  For example, the Redskins traded for Donovan McNabb on Easter Sunday in 2010.  And now the sight of Reese’s peanut butter eggs makes Mike Shanahan nauseous.

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18 Responses to “Twitter hacker launches Revis trade hoax”
  1. natelan69 says: Jul 4, 2012 7:16 PM

    Who cares about this idiot?

  2. jcspiggle says: Jul 4, 2012 7:25 PM

    We should all spend time talking about this.

  3. PackersHome.com says: Jul 4, 2012 7:35 PM

    Typically, people do not log out of Twitter, Facebook, etc on their personal devices, thus, when left unattended and unlocked, it leaves you open for a family member or friend to have fun by posting goofy crap under your account.

    For those who don’t understand the definition of “hacked”, this is not it.

    Considering today is a day when we are surrounded by family and friends, that’s probably what happened.

  4. twentyfourseven10 says: Jul 4, 2012 7:38 PM

    Did they at least make up a team he was traded to?

  5. thechosenone1234 says: Jul 4, 2012 7:44 PM

    Drew brees wants an explanation.

  6. skoobyfl says: Jul 4, 2012 8:20 PM

    Rex wants Revis to put his best foot forward.

  7. canetic says: Jul 4, 2012 8:24 PM

    The NFLPA is accusing Roger Goodell of hacking his account.

  8. broncosnative says: Jul 4, 2012 8:53 PM

    Probably a dolphins fan who hacked his account, its the only hope they have at being relevant. Next up, BREAKING NEWS! Drew Brees traded to dolphins for Matt, david and Ryan with 4 future 1st round picks.

  9. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Jul 4, 2012 9:09 PM

    Phew. For a minute there I thought one of the Jets was trying to make a play for attention.

  10. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins says: Jul 4, 2012 9:24 PM

    Wait, that tweet was fake?

    Tiki is flabbergasted.

  11. cmdrsmooth says: Jul 4, 2012 9:32 PM

    Trade him now. He is most over rated player in the league. Not a game changer.

  12. petehemlock says: Jul 4, 2012 9:55 PM

    It was Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum testing fan reaction.

  13. wherezwaldo says: Jul 4, 2012 10:28 PM

    turd status.

  14. benchwarmer69 says: Jul 4, 2012 11:56 PM

    …Like anyone else would want to put up with him?

    Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good player, but way too much about the money.

  15. mike8016 says: Jul 5, 2012 1:00 AM

    His password is Revisisland

  16. iainrwb says: Jul 5, 2012 1:59 AM

    Hacked, or testing reaction. I almost never believe hacked account stories.

  17. piemasteruk says: Jul 5, 2012 3:41 AM

    Percentage chances:

    He posted the tweet when drunk or high for a joke – 26%
    One of his friends twitter-raped him because he forgot to log off – 53%
    A random football fan just guessed his password because it was so ridiculously obvious – 18%
    He was actually hacked – 3%

  18. turnmymicup says: Jul 5, 2012 9:28 AM

    I believe this story since it happens almost everyday. Some people really have nothing better to do with their pathetic lives. Sit on the computer all day and hack into other accounts. Post some stupid crap and read personal messages. I’m a Phins fan and don’t like anyone associated with the NY Pets. However I’ve had online accounts of mine hacked before. Nothing fun about it. So much to do on the net why waste time hacking twitter accounts. ESPECIALLY a jerk like Darrelle Revis. Lame.

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