Posted by Mike Florio on August 31, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT
Fantasy football players want to see Texans running back Arian Foster get healthy, only because they care about their fantasy football teams. Other fantasy football players want to see Titans running back Chris Johnson get his rear end back to the team for the same reason.
And some of them apparently are giving Johnson an earful via Twitter. And Johnson doesn’t like it.
“Can these fake Titan fans STFU on my timeline I don’t have a regular job so don’t compare me to you and I can care less if uthink I’m greedy,” Johnson said via Twitter.
Johnson’s decision to lash out comes at a time when there are indications that the Titans will sweeten their offer for Johnson, but not to a level of sweetness that he desires.
Speaking of sweetness, can anyone envision Walter Payton telling fans, fake or real, to “STFU”?
C’mon, Chris. Fake and real fans pay the high salary you’re trying to get. Don’t bite the hands that help feed you.
Yet this is perhaps a glimpse into the character of the young man that is about to be paid handsomely. Listen, no one likes to be picked on or talked about. But some people know how to rise above that. I just think of the old saying that, "money does not change a man's character, but reveals it". Chris, people shouldn't attack you, it is uncalled for. But verbally attacking those that help pay your salary is definitely not showing much wisdom.