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Redskins' Morgan says he's received death threats

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Washington Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan's fourth-quarter mistake Sunday has led to him seeing the ugly side of social media.

Morgan told reporters that he's received death threats and other sadistic messages on Twitter after taking an unsportsmanlike penalty for throwing the ball at the St. Louis Rams' Cortland Finnegan. The penalty cost the Redskins field position during the team's final drive in a 31-28 loss.

"I heard everything, especially when they get you on Twitter and are sending you death threats and wishing you bad things and your firstborn," Morgan said. "You see it all, you hear it all. You never let it get to you, especially with me being from D.C. They treated me kind of like they did (San Francisco 49ers special teams player) Kyle Williams last year when he dropped a punt against the Giants."

Morgan said wasn't tempted to remove his Twitter account.

"The only thing I take seriously is football and my family, and nothing really scares me," he said.

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