Who the hell is Robert Henson??? Loud mouth jerk who was damn near spit
on and had things thrown at him? For no reason!!
There is one sports blogger by the name of Ken Fang who has a site that everyone should add to their RSS feed: Fang's Bites. There is a very simple reason. Almost without fail he will put up a daily links post of what people around the ether are writing about sports media. And it never fails that I will find a gem in his list that did not come up on my radar for one reason or another.
Today was such a day. Through Ken I was able to catch up on Newsday's Neil Best offering the following short, but to the point, commentary on Washington Redskin Robert Henson's Twitter judgement:
So what did Henson do? He just bit the proverbial hand that feeds him, with the following Tweets to and about Washington Redskins fans, some of who were undoubtedly one of his 1, 229 Twitter followers:
...Twitter is a dangerous thing for athletes without a sense of proportion or perspective.
"All you fake half hearted Skins fan can . . . I won't go there, but I dislike you very strongly, don't come to Fed Ex to boo dim wits!!"
"No I didn't play but I still made more than you in a year and you'd [gladly] switch spots with me in a second. I was talking to the fans [who] said the crazy stuff, I'm use [to heckling] but I've never been booed in my own stadium. Again that was for the half hearted but if everyone wants to jump in come on. The question is who are you to say you know what's best for the team and you work 9 to 5 at Mcdonalds [sic].Source: Deadspin
But we are all human and make mistakes in the heat of the moment. But hopefully we can stop ourselves before digging ourselves into a deeper hole.
It appears that Henson did not, and perhaps he should have taken some Twitter twutoring from teammate Trent Shelton, who offered this sage advice in a recent interview with Eye on Sports Media:
"If it is something I have to think about before I post, I just don't post it."
But alas, it looks like Henson did not and his tweets went on.
Here is a selection of his Tweets before he decided to shut down his Twitter account, including an exchange with 710 ESPN (Seattle) producer Liz Matthews:
@wasbossfwwe dude I was getting things thrown at
8 hours ago from Twitterrific in reply to wasbossfwwe
@lizmathews12 first of all LIZ I know that I worked there I was using it as an example. To show u can talk about people until your in there
about 9 hours ago from Twitterrific in reply to lizmathews12
@TomDaly2 look man your entitled to your opinion but I made a mistake and I'm sorry I didn't bash anybody the mcds thing was an example
about 10 hours ago from Twitterrific in reply to TomDaly2
@lizmathews12 wow I bashed mcdonalds workers lol stop blowing up my words I apologized for that mistake
about 10 hours ago from Twitterrific in reply to lizmathews12
@Hoey1 being from TX shouldn't have anything to do with it I made a mistake
about 10 hours ago from Twitterrific in reply to Hoey1
I apologize for all earlier comments about and to the fans, I was hit with objects from the crowd and was frustrated. 1-1 looks good baby
about 10 hours ago from Twitterrific
@StalkofCorn I understand I just want people to know that coaches and everybody want the same results as you
about 11 hours ago from Twitterrific in reply to StalkofCorn
@suze109 that wasn't my goal but I love this community and this team is my family!!
about 11 hours ago from Twitterrific in reply to suze109
@Rizzz hey I've apologized for that again we all work hard to provide, me included! So we will go get ready for Detroit
about 11 hours ago from Twitterrific in reply to Rizzz
@rfay yea you right about me not playing but I work hard, and I'm sure you do too so let's just keep doing that man.
about 11 hours ago from Twitterrific in reply to rfay
@chaddukes your right I've just heard so many stories about this crowd being feared and it caught me off guard to have things thrown at us
about 11 hours ago from Twitterrific in reply to chaddukes