Jeremy Maclin: ‘I don’t give a damn about your fantasy team’

There are some NFL players — Calvin Johnson, for example — who genuinely care about your all-too-important fantasy football teams. And there are those who simply couldn’t care less.

Jeremy Maclin, as he’s made clear, falls into the latter category.

In a bah-humbug moment, the Chiefs receiver on Sunday took to his Twitter account to call out “sad” fantasy footballers everywhere.

He continued: “News flash for yall: I don’t give a damn about ur “Fantasy” football team. #ChiefsKingdom.”

Tell us how you really feel, Jeremy.

It’s unclear what prompted this reaction from Maclin, who caught a touchdown pass in Kansas City’s preseason victory on Saturday night. But his harsh words didn’t sit well with those in the fantasy community.

Longtime ESPN fantasy guru Matthew Berry took umbrage with Maclin’s musing, and let him know it.

Maclin didn’t back down, responding to Berry with a series of tweets.

@MatthewBerryTMR you of all ppl should know what my tweet means…football is about what a team achieves. You taking it way too far talking about my salary etc.

@MatthewBerryTMR once again you better than this….I’m not insulting anybody who roots for players. I’m frown upon those who will sacrifice a team victory for a fantasy victory…enjoy ur day sir

Maclin’s current average draft position is between the sixth- and seventh rounds, according to Rotoworld.com. As the far-and-away top target in Andy Reid’s offense, he should have a productive first season in Kansas City, benefiting fantasy owners who are fortunate enough to roster the 29-year-old.

Just don’t expect him to give a you-know-what.

(Photo credit: KansasCity.com)

Zack Kelberman
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