WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Bears tight end Martellus Bennett had a busy day trolling D.C. athletes on Twitter yesterday.
It all began when Bennett commented on Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III – who responded to critics on Facebook, then responded to the response of his Facebook response on Twitter – by saying Griffin was “lame.”
Then Bennett mocked Griffin’s social network flexibility.
And while there’s no way to be certain this tweet was in regards to Griffin, Bennett hadn’t tweeted about any other athletes in the meantime (this is called foreshadowing).
Bennett then directed his keyboard courage towards 106.7 The Fan host/former Redskins linebacker/NFL Network analyst Lavar Arrington (I told you, foreshadowing) — who had been making his daily appearance on NFL AM – with a series of comments regarding Lavar’s physical appearance.
One thing all current and former athletes must bear in mind is that in this day in age, even if you only mention another member of the NFL fraternity by name, sans Twitter handle, it’s only a matter of time before someone following both involved parties notices, then brings the tweet in question to the attention of the second party.
Lavar, never one to back down from a fight (see also…Lavar beefs with Brandon Meriweather), retaliated by mocking Bennett’s self-imposed nickname, Black Unicorn – which he gave himself in 2012 when he told reporters: “I’m kind of like a black unicorn out there. It’s amazing to watch. You go out there and you see a big, black guy running down the field, it’s usually me.” – which is also a 2 Chainz song. Lavar also doesn’t think Bennett’s a man.
Then a kind listener, apparently following along as the events transpired on Twitter, directed Bennett to the phone number which he could use to call into Lavar’s radio show with Chad Dukes, which was live on the air at the time.
On the air, Lavar dismissed Bennett as a guy looking for attention, mocked the Black Unicorn nickname, and informed the listeners Bennett has “nudie pictures” circulating around the internet (Martellus: it’s probably not wise to pick a fight with someone who has a radio show, when they’ll always have the last word).
But Bennett, whether he is in fact man or boy, wasn’t having it.
Lavar was also conducting an experiment though.
I guess we’ve been involved in something larger than ourselves all along on Twitter.
This whole time, unbeknownst to us, we’ve all just been scientific variables in the social experiments of Lavar Arrington and Martellus Bennett.
Well played, guys (my life is meaningless).
Updated: Jan. 14, 2014 2:07 p.m.
Bennett seems to have received the message.
Y'all still taking about 140 characters? Sheesh.—
Martellus Bennett (@MartysaurusRex) January 14, 2014