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Redskins WR Jabar Gaffney tells fan to kill himself on Twitter

11.22.11 at 8:58 am ET

Redskins wide receiver Jabar Gaffney is just the latest athlete to get in trouble using social media. After Washington lost 27-24 in overtime to the Cowboys on Sunday, Gaffney directed explicit tweets at a Dallas fan.

When the fan taunted Gaffney for the Redskins’ losing record, Gaffney tweeted at the fan, “3-7 ain’t a record to be proud of I’m just proud I ain’t you get a life or kill urself.”

Gaffney went on to tweet that he really didn’t want the man to kill himself. He has since deleted the string of tweets from the incident.

“It’s something that got took out of ‘text,” Gaffney told reporters on Monday. “Cowboy fans, that’s how they are. I was just telling the dude: `Y’all won. All right, leave me alone. Don’t talk to me.’ And that’s all it was.”

Still, Gaffney did not stop there, going back online later on Monday to tweet, “They say I can’t tell people to kill themselves didn’t know freedom of speech had limitations…”

Gaffney has 593 yards receiving and three touchdowns in his first season with Washington, after he played the prior two seasons with the Broncos. Before that, Gaffney played for the Patriots for three seasons.

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