Redskins receiver Josh Morgan’s 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct on Sunday cost the Redskins 15 yards and took them out of range for a game-tying field goal. It also resulted in some ugly messages coming his way.
Morgan told reporters today that he got messages on Twitter such as, “I will kill you in your sleep you autistic [expletive].”
“I heard everything, especially when they got you on Twitter and they start sending the death threats and wishing bad on your family and your first born and things like that, you see it all, you hear it all,” Morgan told the Washington Times. “You don’t got no choice but to see it all and hear it all. But you never let it get to you, especially me being from D.C.”
Morgan said he’s not scared by the threats and doesn’t take them seriously, but they do reveal a disturbing fact of life for pro athletes or anyone who’s in the public eye. Athletes like Morgan 49ers receiver Kyle Williams, who got death threats after fumbling in the NFC Championship Game last year, have to deal with a lot of idiots.