On Tuesday morning, Jacobs posted this on his Twitter account:
Look at what we deal with.. pic.twitter.com/YfP960gShS
— Brandon Jacobs (@gatorboyrb) October 22, 2013
The NFL is probing the situation. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello declined to comment.
“Raynor” later tweeted he was not delivering a legitimate threat, begged for forgiveness and changed his Twitter handle.
A hamstring injury sidelined Jacobs for Monday’s win over the Vikings, but it wasn’t known until the day of the game he wouldn’t be suiting up.
That prompted a Twitter war with someone named Eric White (@_EricWhite), who wrote to him, “next time tell us you’re not playing before I have to set my lineup.” The hashtags “#ilostbecauseofyou,” “#droppingyou” and #p—y” were added.
Jacobs replied: “F**k you and your fantasy team. This is my real life.”
White then responded, “all I was saying was to tell your fantasy owners you’re not playing before Sunday.”
This is not Jacobs’ first reported experience receiving death threats on Twitter. Last August, while a member of the 49ers, Jacobs said, according to CSNbayarea.com: “One person said, ‘I hope you die a horrible death.’ I tweeted him back saying, ‘I’m sure my wife and my kids appreciate that. Have a good day.’ ”