Top Twitter reactions to bombshell Russell Wilson report
Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson keeps finding himself the subject of major news stories, and all for the wrong reasons. The latest hit came via The Athletic, which chronicled Wilson’s tumultuous first year in Denver. In the story was an allegation Wilson tried to have head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider fired.
Although Wilson was quick to Twitter to deny, given how much has already been well documented about the end of his era in Seattle, there are those who may be taking his denial with more than a grain of salt.
The Athletic’s story was dominating sports news on Friday, and everyone took time to chime in. Here are some of the top tweets about the bombshell report.
First and foremost was ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith going full scorched Earth on the Broncos quarterback.
.@stephenasmith went IN on Russell Wilson 😳
"Russell Wilson this past season stunk so much they smelt him from the Mile High City to South Beach to damn L.A. That's how bad he was." pic.twitter.com/8KdQVLuaFz
— First Take (@FirstTake) February 24, 2023
From Times columnist @Matt_Calkins:
Russell Wilson’s legacy in Seattle might be irreparable after report he tried to have Seahawks brass fired https://t.co/E0VGQC23XR via @seattletimes
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) February 24, 2023
Russell Wilson needs a bounce-back year more than I've ever seen someone need a bounce-back year. https://t.co/4ZIJmti6Dw
— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) February 24, 2023
"Lame as it gets."
"Pretty despicable."@WymanAndBob have pretty strong reactions to the report by The Athletic that Russell Wilson asked #Seahawks management to fire Pete Carroll and John Schneider.https://t.co/e784te9M6H
— Seattle Sports (@SeattleSports) February 25, 2023
Russell Wilson: You guys need to fire Pete Carroll and John Schneider. *leaves room*
— Joshua Sánchez (@joshnsanchez) February 24, 2023
this how Russell Wilson was sitting in his office pic.twitter.com/48CbylDHvD
— R&B Mari (@Mariannoo) February 24, 2023
Imagine Russell Wilson calling his teammates to his private office after throwing 3 picks in a loss
— Relle Tha 5’5” (@___Relle___) February 24, 2023