For the past 10 weeks, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has been reminded of his hit that resulted in a broken collarbone for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Twitter posts are filled with statements of him being a dirty player, with some taking it as far as to wish him bodily harm. The linebacker shared one such sentiment on Snapchat, posting a photo of a letter sent to him in the mail from someone hoping "you get your neck snapped." Rodgers suffered a fractured clavicle in his throwing shoulder on the Packers' second series against the Vikings on Oct. 15 at U.S. Bank Stadium. As Rodgers rolled to his right, he was brought to the ground by Barr -- a legal tackle -- as his pass went incomplete. Ten weeks after the incident, the hateful messages haven't stopped. "It is what it is," Barr said. "What are you doing to do? I can't control that. I have to go about my business the same way I've been doing for the last -- what's it, Week 16? Same old story." On Saturday night, Barr knows the type of reception he'll receive at Lambeau Field when the Vikings face the Packers on their home turf.
Vikings' Barr unfazed by possible backlash from Packers fans
ESPN | Dec 22