NFL Player Tweets April Fools’ Day DUI Joke Less Than Two Years After Drug Suspension


NFL Player Tweets April Fools’ Day DUI Joke Less Than Two Years After Drug Suspension

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In a series of tweets early Wednesday morning, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin decided to play an April Fools’ Day prank and claim that he had been arrested for driving under the influence. After allowing the tweets to resonate across social media for a bit, even retweeting a user who said that Irvin had effed up again, the linebacker declared that it was all a joke for April Fools’.

Below are the tweets regarding the fake DUI arrest.

 

 

Those tweets sat there for 25 minutes until he followed up with the following.

After taking some heat for the ‘joke,’ Irvin sent out another tweet telling people to lighten up and that he didn’t mean any disrespect.

 

Now, joking about drunk driving is probably in and of itself a bad idea. However, Irvin’s past would probably lead many fans and reporters to think that the prank was real, despite it being April Fools’ Day. Before being drafted in the 1st round by the Seahawks in 20102, Irvin was arrested twice. One of his arrests was for breaking into a drug dealer’s house which led to him spending a couple of weeks in prison as a teenager. He was able to straighten himself out after the arrest and ended up starring as a linebacker for West Virginia.

Beyond his youthful indiscretions, Irvin was also popped for using performance-enhancing drugs after his rookie season and had to sit out the first four games of 2013. With those marks on his record, it was probably not the best plan to joke about substance abuse and drunk driving. Of course, humor is subjective and to each his own, I guess.

Whether or not the joke was in poor taste, I think we can all agree on one thing, which is April Fools’ Day is dumb.

One Response to "NFL Player Tweets April Fools’ Day DUI Joke Less Than Two Years After Drug Suspension"

  1. Lamont Dakota   Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    “humor is subjective and to each his own”

    Exactly! As for those whining about being “disrespected,” they disrespected themselves by being fool enough to fall for this on April Fool’s Day and they disrespected Irvin by believing that he was fool enough to get caught messing up, again.

    You right-wing Republicans are always so humorless!!