Jeff Darlington Threatens Warren Sapp? "Don't Make Me Come Kick Your Ass"

 

 

 

 

 

 

NFL Network's Jeff Darlington tweeted to his colleague Warren Sapp: "Don't make me come kick your ass."

NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington tweeted to his colleague Warren Sapp: “Don’t make me come kick your ass.”

It seems as if the defending NBA champions, the Miami Heat, are bringing out the worst in our sports media folks.

First, the team’s performance of the “Harlem Shake” was believed to be so compelling by ESPN, that they devoted a large portion of their programming to it on Friday, the day after the video was uploaded.

Also on Friday, Miami-based NFL.com and NFL Network contributor Jeff Darlington felt compelled to wear his Heat fandom on his sleeve.

“LeBron James! I’m such a bandwagon Heat fan,” he tweeted moments after the team defeated the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night. “Don’t worry, it disgusts me as much as it disgusts you.”

Perhaps nobody felt more disgusted by this proclamation than his NFL Network colleague, Warren Sapp. “Stop it,” he replied.

Darlington then came back with: “Don’t make me come kick your ass.”

Sapp: “[You] typing to me?”

“Indeed, “Darlington replied. “I’ve always wanted to trash talk you, and this seemed like the safest way.”

Over a half-hour later, Darlington reported that he probably “scared [Sapp] off” which would be “a smart move on his part.”

But whether he was joking or not, it may not have been a smart move on Darlington’s part to write to Sapp his intentions to “come kick your ass.” Just around a year ago, Ryen Russillo was suspended by ESPN for challenging Boston radio host John Dennis to a fight; that led to a Worldwide Leader exec reminding all personnel not to use Twitter as their “personal playground” and that it should only be used “wisely.”

I’d have to think the NFL has a social media policy in place beyond game day for its players. Did Jeff Darlington violate one of the NFL’s social media guidelines by tweeting to another person – a fellow NFL Network employee! – not to make him “come kick your ass”?

In the meantime, here’s the Twitter exchange between the two:

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