- The Washington Times - Monday, November 28, 2022

After losing in devastating fashion to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson took out his frustration on Twitter at a fan who was critical of his performance.

Shortly after the 28-27 loss, a fan tagged Jackson in a tweet that said the Ravens should let the superstar quarterback go in free agency rather than give him $250 million, blaming the signal-caller for not doing enough to win the contest that came down to a 67-yard missed field goal by Justin Tucker. “”Let Lamar walk and spend that money on a well-rounded team,” added the fan. 

In a tweet that has since been deleted, Jackson responded: “Boy STFU y’all be cappin too much on this app mf never smelt a football field never did s— but eat d—.” 

The loss Sunday was the Ravens’ third after leading by multiple scores in the fourth quarter. According to ESPN Stats & Information, that ties the most in a season in NFL history. 

Jackson was 16 for 32 passing for 254 yards and one touchdown in the loss, while adding 89 yards on the ground. At 7-4, the Ravens are still atop the AFC North with the tiebreaker over the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he spoke with Jackson on Monday, saying the language the quarterback used was out of character.

“We talk a lot about football, but we also talk a little bit about that stuff too — what goes on in terms of the media and everything, and really, it’s just, beg guys not to get into the Twitter world right after the game, especially after a loss,” Harbaugh said. “It’s never going to be positive. It’s not going to be a nice place, and I think that’s kind of reflected in Lamar’s response.

“… He wants to win. I’m sure he’s frustrated, just like we all are, and that’s just a place you just don’t want to live right after a game. I know he understands that.”

Jackson, meanwhile, insisted that he did not intend to disrespect anyone’s sexual orientation.

He shot back at the idea that his tweet was anti-gay by tweeting Monday: “Not once have I ever mentioned or disrespect anyone’s Sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, Religion or Race.”

This article is based in part on wire service reports.


• Jacob Calvin Meyer can be reached at jmeyer@washingtontimes.com.

Copyright © 2023 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide