There are worse things in life than getting mad over draft picks you don’t agree with. For a Bucs fan in Houston, apparently that doesn’t apply.
During Round 1 of the NFL Draft, a fan posted on Twitter a GIF of a murder scene from a movie describing what he will do to Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht the next time he sees him. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times had the story early Monday morning.
The fan, unhappy with the selection of defensive tackle Vita Vea, detailed the reason for the threat to Stroud.
“I wanted (Quenton) Nelson really bad, but then he went off right before us,” Rogers said, referring to the former Notre Dame guard taken No. 6 overall by the Colts. “Then we traded back. James was still there and a huge position of need. I mean we have (Chris) Conte back, and he’s a huge liability in my opinion. I also think James not working out for teams hurt his stock, but I don’t blame him. They have tape and combine to go off of.”
Rodgers also added that he was merely exaggerating when he sent out the tweet and that he was just “caught up in the moment.”
We often see acts like this on social media. That’s nothing new. But if you send out a tweet showing a murder describing what you’ll do to someone, that will get you investigated and perhaps jailed.
The team’s security — who works with law enforcement officials — has launched the investigation.
The tweet has since been deleted.