Reggie Bush gets slammed by Twitter followers over lockout comments
In case anyone was wondering how Reggie Bush was keeping himself busy during the NFL lockout, he provided a glimpse to his Twitter followers: “Vacation, rest, relaxing, appearances here and there! I'm good!”
He could add one more thing to the list -- getting slammed by his Twitter followers.
Many of the almost 1.7 million followers of the former USC and current New Orleans Saints running back did not take to kindly to a pair of tweets suggesting that he was enjoying all his free time and that the lockout is actually preferable to working as an NFL player.
First on Monday, Bush tweeted: “Everybody complaining about the lockout! Shoot I'm making the most of it! Vacation, rest, relaxing, appearances here and there! I'm good!”
Moments later, he followed with: “Right about now we would be slaving in 100 degree heat, practicing twice a day, while putting our bodies at risk for nothing.”
Many followers were quick to point out that Bush is slated to make $11.8 million in 2011, which is hardly slavery. Some also took the opportunity to speculate that such an attitude may be why the Saints traded up to pick running back Mark Ingram in the first round of the NFL draft last month.
Following the criticism, Bush returned for one more tweet on the topic: “FYI last tweet was a joke! Relax people damn it's called sense of humor! Cry me a river why don't you…”
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: Reggie Bush. Credit: Dave Martin / Associated Press