The revelation that follows is predictable and disappointing, but since we made a big deal of what happened to Joel Ward during the Stanley Cup playoffs earlier this year, it wouldn't be fair to let this pass without making a note of it.
From John Keim of the Examiner:
Redskins receiver Joshua Morgan said he received death threats on Twitter after his costly 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in a 31-28 loss to St. Louis. Morgan's penalty forced the Redskins into a 62-yard field goal attempt that Billy Cundiff missed wide right.
Keim managed to preserve some of them, and they're after the jump.
And here they are:
"James Isaac Northrup @FreddeteJr JOSH MORGAN I WILL KILL YOU IN YOUR [Expletive] SLEEP YOU AUTISTIC [bleep]"
"radarada4 @JacRada @FeetzMorgan202 u are sum [bleep] kill ur self"
"@ParallelRhymes: @FeetzMorgan202 I hope your mama loses her foot to diabetes and has trouble walking up/down stairs"
"@TroobAdore: I hope someone throws a football at ur firstborn child"
Charming stuff, we think you'll agree. I think it goes without saying that these people barely deserve the attention they've already received. For a refresher course in Twitter etiquette, let's turn the program over to our Redskins editor, Daniel Shiferaw.
Here's when it's acceptable to make death threats to an NFL player: Never. It's really that simple. #Redskins— Daniel Shiferaw (@dshif) September 19, 2012