Jack Del Rio Deletes Twitter After Social Media Controversy

Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio deleted his Twitter account just one day after he was fined for comments relating to a tweet.

The team fined Del Rio $100,000 on Friday for comments he made on Twitter earlier in the week.

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ESPN reached out to the Commanders for comment and the outlet reports that the team had no statement on Del Rio deleting his account. The defensive coordinator did not immediately respond to a text message from the outlet, either.

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“As we saw last night in the hearings, what happened on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 was an act of domestic terrorism,” Rivera said in Friday’s statement. “A group of citizens attempted to overturn the results of a free and fair election, and, as a result lives were lost and the Capitol building was damaged.”

Rivera continued: “I want to make it clear that our organization will not tolerate any equivalency between those who demanded justice in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the actions of those on January 6 who sought to topple our government.”

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ESPN reports that Del Rio is expected to address the team on Tuesday and sources close to the players have said they don’t think it will be an issue with his players.

“One person close to defensive end Chase Young said of Del Rio, ‘That’s his guy,'” ESPN reports.

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Defensive tackle Jonathan Allen told NBC Sports Washington, “I don’t care about his opinion as long as he shows up every day and works hard. That’s what I want from my defensive coordinator.”

Check back with OutKick for updates.


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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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  1. It would be nice if Outkick started a sister site which would directly compete with “Profootballtalk.com”. I go there daily and read articles which I have to filter constantly because of the extreme liberal, pro player attitude of the publisher. I so want something like it that gives me news of the NFL without the leftist attitude. Maybe there’s something already out there, anybody got advice?

  2. I got so sick of that douchebag Florio–and half the commenters– I stopped going there. Used to be a daily thing for me too. Now I just come here.

    Also, had Del Rio deleted Twatter FIRST, he wouldn’t be out 100K.

  3. All these pro sports teams are like fucking Nazis. I still can’t get over how benign Del Rio’s comments were. And to be forced to apologize? That corporations really believe that the Floyd riots were nothing compared to Jan 6 blows my mind. God, they are so intimidated. I just can’t watch pro sports anymore. Haven’t for a couple years. Thought I might try football again but nope.

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