Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 5/10/13

Texans fans, fear not.  Your star defensive lineman, perennial DPOY candidate, and all around star player JJ Watt did not break his legs in a serious car accident.  Or at least, not yet. Yesterday, it was reported across multiple outlets that Watt had been seriously injured in a car wreck in Miami, including two broken legs.  Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on perspective, Watt is perfectly fine.  He wasn’t even in Miami yesterday, and to the best of our knowledge, does not have two broken legs. In today’s Internet Age, this kind of rumor is easy to start, and even easier to catch like a wildfire. I mean, how many times has Twitter killed Morgan Freeman or Owen Wilson now? It’s gotta be at least five times each.  Watt should be proud that his star shines brightly to even be considered the target of such a rumor – it’s not just anybody that the Twitter rumor mill sets its gaze upon. Fake media reports. I’m perfectly fine, relaxing after morning training session & headed to an event for Houston Childrens Charities tonight — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) May 9, 2013 Watt took to his own Twitter account to dispel the rumors, explaining [...]

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