Mo Wilkerson, the rookie DE for the New York Jets, was quick to reply to a “hater” in which he deleted the tweet and then later apologized for the incident. The Jets just finished defeated the Washington Redskins, 34-19 and at 5:14 (about an hour after the end of the game), Mo retweeted the message with his replies. Mo committed a cardinal sin of twitter for athletes: responding to haters directly.
NotNateCopsey@mowilkerson Jets suck bro. Also, you should try playing well if you want to win…You guys are terrible this year.
12/4/11 4:26 PM
NotNateCopsey@mowilkerson I expected a better response from someone who gets paid to suck…clearly you’re overrated, douchebag.
12/4/11 5:19 PM
I wanna apologize to all my followers I made a inappropriate tweet
12/4/11 5:35 PM
Wilkerson from today's game
After going to the “haters’” timeline, I could see he was tweeting every single Jet trying to get a rise out of all the players. He targeted Dustin Keller, Damien Woody, Nick Mangold, Aaron Maybin and of course Mo. This guy also managed to then take his replies and include the commissioner’s twitter account in his tweets so he could “tell” on Mo.
The fact of life is when you succeed, people want to bring you down. Haters are usually people who are jealous of your fame and celebrity. Mo is a young talented player and he made one small slip up by replying to this guy. I’ll bet that Mo will never make this mistake again. Too bad players have to learn the hard way.
Offensive Coordinator, Marty Mornhinweg, was unavailable to explain himself to the media after the game Sunday, but Yahoo sports have reached out this morning and here are some quotes from the Jets' OC.
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