And now, turmoil in Cowtown (and on Twitter)
I’m all for athletes having Twitter to interact with their fans and “politely” trash talk the opponent, but the last three days have been like a Jerry Springer episode for the Calgary Stampeders.
Linebacker Jasper Simmons was traded to the Stampeders for Maurice Price after a great season with Ottawa in which he tallied 80 tackles and three interceptions. Remember, this was a 2-16 team whose defense was on the field *constantly*.
Simmons hasn’t been able to see the field in Calgary all that much and hasn’t been happy about it so his agent took to Twitter to voice his displeasure.
It probably should have just ended there. Not so fast. Veteran Stampeder receiver Marquay McDaniel saw the tweet and decided to take a shot at Jasper Simmons – as well as at former teammate Maurice Price.
If I'm that agent I'd be more upset my client got traded for someone who can only run go routes and screens.— Marquay McDaniel (@_McDaniel16) August 16, 2015
Poor Mo Price.
What's goin on w/Jasper ain't got NOTHIN to do w/me homie yet u subliminally tweeting bout me. Why am I even on ur mind bruh @_McDaniel16— Mr. Price is Right (@MauricePrice17) August 17, 2015
Bo Levi Mitchell and Nik Lewis *also* got involved in the “Twitter war” once Price’s brother started tweeting McDaniel. Make sense? I think so.
I’m sure the Saskatchewan Roughriders hope this continues for a few more days so a very distracted Stamps team can come into Regina and lose to the winless Riders. Just imagine the tweets then…
– written by Travis Currah