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Not satisfied with choking an opposing player this week, Chiefs defensive lineman Shaun Smith decided to take up a Twitter fight with the media.
Kansas City Chiefs defense lineman Shaun Smith was a little grumpy on Sunday. What else could explain his curious decision to blatantly choke a player from the Browns? It was a pretty ugly incident, but Smith didn't stop there. He took his control issues public, blasting members of the media on Twitter following the Chiefs' 30-7 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
It all started because someone dared question his bold prediction prior to the game.
RT @autumnsjs90 It's game day n we are gonna win today by 10 the brownies suck n we gonna show up today chiefs— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) December 9, 2012
Parkins, a Kansas City radio broadcaster, called him out on it.
I respect @autumnsjs90 but when you say "we are gonna win today by 10 the brownies suck" and get blown out you're gonna get some backlash.— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) December 9, 2012
Smith blocked Parkins, leaving him with a classy parting shot.
Parkins didn't feel overly threatened.
So @autumnsjs90 blocked me. I don't know what he means by me not wanting to see him in the streets. I'll ask tomorrow in the locker room.— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) December 9, 2012
Again, no problem with pregame confidence and think Shaun Smith is a great teammate. Just don't think he should be surprised by backlash.— Danny Parkins (@DannyParkins) December 9, 2012
Smith reportedly told Parkins to "jump off a bridge" as well.
The chocking incident wasn't the first case of Smith introducing some questionable play into his game. In September 2010, he grabbed opponents in the crotch.