Derek Carr, Reporter Go Back And Forth Over Weighted Vest Social Post

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr posted a picture of himself in a U.S. camo weighted vest on Twitter yesterday. He does this every offseason, so we figured he had clearance to be publicly patriotic once again, but according to independent NFL reporter Dov Kleiman, we were wrong.

But instead of letting another snowflake get off scot-free pretending to be outraged for likes and retweets, Carr fired back.

For those confused, the “…” at the end of Kleiman’s comment was put there to suggest that Carr was inciting violence. That’s exactly what the quarterback took from his words, and that’s where it got heated.

“What’s your point and what are you trying to imply? It’s a workout weight vest because it’s the real start of my off season training. I said ‘it’s that time again’ While standing in the weight room in my house. So if you are telling people I’m already back to work thank you,” Carr tweeted back.

Carr continued:

Like masculinity, patriotism is apparently toxic, if you ask our national media. The fact that Derek Carr has to explain why he is proud of his country should show our nation what the real problem is:

Cancel culture.

Carr is rightfully upset that his intentions are being questioned, and he decided to defend himself. It’s a tragedy that public figures, or anyone for that matter, has to prepare statements to defend their character instead of letting their resumes speak for themselves.

I wonder if Dov Kleiman is aware of Carr’s work with Valley Children’s Healthcare? Or how about his donations and his fellowship with Christian Athletes?

More than likely, Kleiman doesn’t know a rip about Derek Carr. The only thing the guy knows is that Carr is proud of his country, and media guys like Kleiman consider such proud Americans the “enemy.”

Kick rocks, Dov

In a way, it’s a good thing that Derek Carr decided to clap back at the tomfoolery, but it’s also an indictment of our willingness to consume such media. We allow our reporters to take in facts, mix in their “take-aways,” present us with opinions and then demand that we all share them.

According to the media, the consumer isn’t supposed to look at Carr’s photo and draw his or her own conclusions from it. Some independent NFL reporter who can’t land a job anywhere important must do that for us.

Can it get any worse?

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. If anything this helps to highlight why social media is actually a bad thing. You got these third party outsiders trying to influence public perception to what they think is going on (often from their own place of projection) and in the cesspool known as twitter…they often get their wish.

  2. this guy Kleiman sounds like piece of shit. Hey Kleiman, fuck you!!…Athletes like Carr are why I still watch the NFL. The NFL is still true sport where athletes compete and work hard to improve themselves. (unlike the rigged NBA where Kyrie Irving disappears for days at a time, Harden decides he doesn’t like his teammates and complains until they trade him).

    And Kleiman is attacking Carr and projecting some warped woke perception of the world onto a guy who is a class act like Carr? The liberal media is pathetic and shameless. Pathetic Kleiman did it all for a “like”, as Carr said.

  3. if anyone is still on Twitter, FB or Instagram, fck ’em they deserve the scorn they get. Social media (all media for that matter) is the domain of the dwebby left.

    I can’t consume any “news” media (network or cable) now it’s at a breaking point with sports. I mean these fck sticks ask (berate) a member our women’s national soccer team why she STANDS for the national anthem.

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