David Akers quits Twitter over death threat

49ers kicker David Akers tied the NFL record for longest field goal by hitting a 63-yarder against the Packers. (Jeffrey Phelps/AP)

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.


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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]