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Jonathan Vilma and Peter King traded a few shots over Twitter Tuesday after King pointed out that the Saints were signing linebackers to prepare for potential bounty suspensions. The Sports Illustrated NFL writer singled out Vilma with this tweet:
Curtis Lofton, Chris Chamberlain, David Hawthorne. Get the message, Jonathan Vilma?
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) April 3, 2012
King sent the message shortly after the Saints signed linebacker David Hawthorne. Vilma played dumb, responding to King “that u know how to type peoples names??” Vilma then called King a blogger, saying he was doing “reckless journalism.”
@SI_PeterKing the nfl investigation has NOTHING to do with ur tweet. You’ve now turned into a blogger who takes shots at players on twitter
— Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) April 4, 2012
King reminded Vilma that his anger was misdirected, saying “It’s the NFL investigation, Jonathan. Not me.”
Vilma is playing dumb here and he is wrong. Vilma was singled out as a player who led ...
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“@SI_PeterKing: Curtis Lofton, Chris Chamberlain, David Hawthorne. Get the message, Jonathan Vilma?”that u know how to type peoples names??
— Jonathan Vilma (@JonVilma51) April 3, 2012
Yesterday, Peter King tweeted out the names of three linebackers the Saints have signed in the last week and a half, along with a vague needling remark directed at Jonathan Vilma. Presumably...
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Watch the video at the link below.
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(Courtesy of The Big Lead)
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