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NFL Players Lives are Threatened on a Daily Basis

NFL Players Lives are Threatened on a Daily Basis

Remember the guy that camped out on Matt Schaub's lawn and threatened the Texans' quarterback? Well that's nothing compared to the nuts on social media who threaten the lives of NFL players on a daily basis.

Sportstalk 790's Greg Koch is a member of the Green Bay Packers' hall of fame and played in the NFL from 1977 to 1987.

"This never happened to me. We didn't have Twitter -- we didn't have cell phones when I played, thank God."

Koch says fantasy football players lose their cool on a regular basis.

"They are so into it that sometimes it consumes their lives and a lot of guys that don't have much of a life when it gets consumed with something like fantasy football – there are some weirdoes out there. I mean let's face it not everybody is playing with a full deck."

The NFL says a number of recent Tweets have threatened the lives of players. But fortunately no one's followed through -- yet.

Koch says he was never threatened as a player, but it happened when he worked as an attorney. He says a man upset about an eviction claimed to be a gang member.

"'I used to be in the Banditos; I'm gonna come over and see you and you're not gonna like what happens to ya.' I said 'look, you've been watching too much LA Law because if you think I'm some little pencil-neck attorney sitting behind a desk...' I gave him my address and I said 'I'll be here 'til 5 -- come on over and see whatcha get!'"

 

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