The NFL security team has joined forces with the New York Jets in an attempt to find the party responsible for death threats made against quarterback Mark Sanchez via Twitter, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello.
The two separate threats were made by a user who tweeted a series of suspicious messages to Sanchez's official Twitter account, reports The Star-Ledger.
"DON'T COME TO PRACTICE WEDNESDAY I PROMISE YOU BULLETS EVERYWHERE.. @Mark_Sanchez."
The twisted messages continued with:
"Kill yo self tonight ! Or Imma do it for you Wednesday at practice @Mark_Sanchez."
Aiello said Tuesday the league is aware of the threats. He told NFL.com that cooperation from the NFL team is common procedure in these cases
Sanchez, who had been relieved of the starting QB duties by head coach Rex Ryan earlier in the day, played a horrendous game Monday night against the Titans. The struggling Sanchez had five turnovers — including four interceptions — as the Jets (6-8) officially fell out of playoff contention.
Greg McElroy will start Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers.
In the wake of the Newtown shooting, one can only hope they find the person(s) who sent these threats and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.