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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:56 AM

49ers Kyle Williams receives death threats


A day after his two fumbles cost the San Francisco 49ers dearly in their NFC Championship game loss to the New York Giants and made him the target of death threats and vile tweets, Kyle Williams was still calmly and rationally taking all questions.

“It’s one of those things you have to take accountability for,” Williams said. “Everybody is responsible for what they do on the field. It’s something that I was responsible for and I made a mistake, and it’s time to own up to it and move forward.”

Williams, who fumbled in the fourth quarter and overtime in the 49ers’ 20-17 loss, said Monday that he was unaware of the threats. His father Kenny Williams, the Chicago White Sox’ general manager, was shocked by the response — and yet he wasn’t.

“I told his mother on the way out exactly what was coming,” Kenny Williams said via ESPN Chicago. “That's the nature of the beast. ... It doesn’t matter what I think, I can’t change it. The only way to change it is to go into another occupation if you can’t deal with it.” Williams added that his son might have been playing with a separated shoulder, but Kyle downplayed that. ..............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/post/kyle-williams-target-of-death-threats-takes-ownership-of-mistakes-moves-on/2012/01/24/gIQAqh6RNQ_blog.html



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marmar Jan 2012 OP
joeybee12 Jan 2012 #1
Auggie Jan 2012 #2
joeybee12 Jan 2012 #3
ScreamingMeemie Jan 2012 #7
Angry Dragon Jan 2012 #4
RockaFowler Jan 2012 #5
Iggo Jan 2012 #6
Jack Rabbit Jan 2012 #8
DinahMoeHum Jan 2012 #9

Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:01 AM

1. His son might have been playing with a separated shoulder...

That doesn't stop someone from watching the ball hit your knee and then feigning ignorance...it doesn't stop someone from pulling the ball in close so you aren't easily stripped. Who is his Dad? Teblow's father?

That said, assholes who get so riled up about sports and make death threats should be deported...to where, I'm not sure.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:17 AM

2. Williams isn't the only goat, people

49ers lost because they were thin at receivers and abandoned the running game.

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Response to Auggie (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:26 AM

3. Enough blame to go around...but the Dad

sounds like he's making excuses for his son...nt

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:13 PM

7. His dad is his dad. I would do the same thing with my son. My son is perfect.

So, if and when (there's a lot of whens ) he screws up, it has to be something out of his control.

The only father I ever heard rake his athlete son over the coals was Barry Sanders' dad. And he was crazy.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:04 PM

4. He should use the god excuse

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:21 PM

5. Works for Teblow

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:43 PM

6. Stay classy, 9ers fans.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:53 PM

8. Some people need to lighten up just a wee bit

The 49ers lost in the NFC championship game, which few thought they'd be playing in for a long time to come.

Now, the sky is still blue and the grass is still green (unless the global warming deniers have their way about it).

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:13 PM

9. Odds are, the ones issuing the threats lost $$$

and gained too much booze in their system.

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