As if coughing up a fumble late in Monday Night’s game against New England was bad enough, how about getting your front lawn vandalized on the day after the game? That’s what happened to Leodis McKelvin, whose fumble on a kickoff return late in the game enabled New England to score the go-ahead touchdown and win by a score of 25 to 24.
Bills linebacker Kawika Mitchell talked about the incident on his Twitter page, although he did not specify whose home it was. Mitchell said the following: “W/ all the safety issues n the NFL its not funny at all. We have Fam at our homes to protect. If u show ur face on my prop Ill make sure I do everythin to keep my Fam safe.”
Mitchell warned fans that such behavior is disturbing; if it happened to his house, he would consider it threatening behavior.
“Its my job to protect my home as it is the job of all home owners. Dont push the limit,” Mitchell added.
Bills safety George Wilson was shocked to hear the news. “To see that type of response from so-called passionate fans is taking things to the extreme,” said Wilson. “You can blog and make your opinions, but to go to a person’s residence, you’re taking it to a whole new level.”
Bills coach Dick Jauron didn’t blame McKelvin for his mishap on the field. “He’s a dynamic runner and he was trying to win a football game, ice a football game,” said Jauron. “It’s just one of those things that happens, but I don’t have any problems with Leodis. He plays the game hard.”
(On a side note, while some fantasy league managers offer the Leodis McKelvin award for having scored the most fantasy points in a given week, they may have to think twice about naming such an award after him in the near future.)
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