Texans DE J.J. Watt victim of Internet hoax
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has become a fan favorite in Houston and an official celebrity after pursuing Michael Strahan’s single-season sack record and being named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2012.
For a period of time Thursday, Texans fans had reason to be concerned that their franchise single-season sack record holder was going to be sidelined in 2013. Watt’s celebrity made him the target of an Internet hoax Thursday when it was falsely reported that he was severely injured in a car wreck in Miami. The Global Associated News report said Watt had broken both legs.
Watt, who wasn’t in Miami Thursday, used his official Twitter account to quash the false report and reassure his followers that he was just fine.
Fake media reports. I'm perfectly fine, relaxing after morning training session & headed to an event for Houston Childrens Charities tonight—
JJ Watt (@JJWatt) May 09, 2013