David Akers quits Twitter over death threat
According to the Sacramento Bee, former Eagles kicker David Akers has deleted his Twitter account after receiving a death threat on the social media network.
Kicker David Akers, who has struggled in recent games, re-tweeted this message around 7 p.m. Wednesday: RT @RIP_FreeLaddin YOU F----OT IF YOU MISS ONE MORE FIELD GOAL YOU ABOUT TO GET YOUR ENTIRE LIFE ENDED. Akers appears to have disabled his Twitter account, @DavidAkers2, shortly thereafter.
Akers has struggled a bit in 2012, going 23-35 on field goal attempts after setting an NFL record with 44 successful FGs last year. The Niners have brought in two other kickers for tryouts. [h/t Pro Football Talk]