Posted October 23, 2013

Giants RB Brandon Jacobs tweets screenshot of death threat

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New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs tweeted a screenshot on Tuesday of a death threat he received on the social media site. (Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images)

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs tweeted a screenshot on Tuesday of a death threat he received on the social media site. (Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images)

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs tweeted on Tuesday a screenshot of a death threat he received on the social media site, saying to his fans, “look at what we deal with…”

The threat appears to have come from a football fan who likely has Jacobs on his fantasy team. The man making the threat told the two-time Super Bowl champion that if he doesn’t rush for 50 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s game vs. the Minnesota Vikings this past Monday night, his life and the lives of his family members would end.

Jacobs, 31, would end up sitting out the game with a lingering hamstring injury. The Giants went on to grab their first victory of the season.

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According to a report Tuesday from the New York Daily News, the matter has been turned over for investigation by NFL security.

In subsequent tweets by the man, he said he was sorry for the message and hoped Jacobs understood that he was just joking:

“BRO RELAX ITS NEVER THAT SERIOUS…ITS JUST TWITTER MAN. I TRUELY APOLOGIZE I COULD NEVER ACTUALLY DO THAT. RETWEET THIS PLEASE. FORGIVE ME MAN ITS NOT EVEN LIKE THAT… REALLY IM TRYNA BE YOUR FRIEND !! BRUH STOP PLAYING …YOU KNOW THAT AINT SERIOUS AND I APOLOGIZE. PLEASE ACCEPT ? BRANDON.. CAN YOU AT LEAST TALK ABOUT IT TO ME I REALLY DIDNT MEAN IT.”

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin weighed in on the situation during a conference call with the media:

“You’re always concerned about the player and his family. And for young people to have to worry about something like that, it’s not necessary. It’s not a part of what we do. I’m not going to speculate on social media. I’m just concerned about however this would be revealed, that it’s wrong and it has no business in our game.”

The initial tweet – Warning: It contains a racial slur – can be seen here.

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25 comments
Will10
Will10

That guy's an idiot for starting Jacobs in the first place

donald5
donald5

I'm guessing that this twitter gangsta had no intention of hurting anyone and would probably wet himself it he saw a gun.  "Fulfill my orders" to help his fantasy stats sounds a little too stupid to take seriously.  That being said, an example probably needs to be set.  Joke or not, you can't expect everyone to infer what you imply over the internet.  

WasBufNowWas
WasBufNowWas

But he's tryna be his bruh's friend!  Come on, everyone.  When a bruh who's tryna be your friend tweets two separate times that they're going to kill you and your family if you don't do what they say, that's totally not serious. "Oops, potential victim, my bad!"

jason g1
jason g1

His instagram is getemdrizzy. Check out his newest instagram photo. I'm done with fake people. LOL!!!! Bruh you is one of the fakest on social media. 

jason g1
jason g1

Apology or not! He is sorry cause he got busted and called out for it. It's a death threat regardless of his apology. Throw him in JAIL. Sorry Bruh but maybe you should have thought about what you are tweeting and it being on social media and the world to see. The guy needs jail just to show him he can't do this type of crap. @Andrerayner you need to get a life bruh. 

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Another reason people have NO life playing a fantasy game.  

"REALLY IM TRYNA BE YOUR FRIEND !! BRUH STOP PLAYING …YOU KNOW THAT AINT SERIOUS AND I APOLOGIZE. PLEASE ACCEPT ? BRANDON.. CAN YOU AT LEAST TALK ABOUT IT TO ME I REALLY DIDNT MEAN IT.”

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sounds like a man crush on jacobs. yeah, Brandon wants to hang out with you loser.  Hope the feds come knocking for this.

ianlinross
ianlinross

Any public figure who does Twitter is an idiot. 

Cool
Cool

All I can say to the genius twit... since you put your selfie on the post... you should probably be watching your back.  Now in saying that I am not threatening you, I am just warning you that there are rabid Giant fans and there are big NFL players who might recognize you.

Jonathan T
Jonathan T

No, its not a racial slur on the original post because it came from a black man and he left the "r" off the end of the word.  Or at least that's what they say.

Michael E
Michael E

It's just twitter man? are you serious?

x72
x72

Lock that loser up

jason g1
jason g1

His new instagram is richhomieandre... hahahaha. You can't hide little boy. Just delete yourself from social media. You ruined yourself. 

Mark112
Mark112

@x72  

Which loser, the person who made the threat or Jacobs, who should be arrested for fraud, theft and impersonating a football player. 

Michael E
Michael E

@creeper74 @Michael E exactly.  It's not just twitter, those are your words, associated with you.  The internet is real not a toy.

riley8
riley8

@Mark112 @x72 Jacobs has 5,000 yds and 59 td's in his career.  Pretty solid #'s if ya ask me.

Mark112
Mark112

@riley8  

Jacobs is an overpaid malcontent who averages about 2.5 yards per carry on a good day. Early success spoiled him and now he's a fat cat (literally) that's only good for cashing his checks and coughing up the pigskin. He's the Giants LVP (Least Valuable Player) and somewhat of a puke.