The specifics of this exchange aren’t exactly clear, but at some point today, January 1st, 2013, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson found it necessary to call Tom Pelissero, a reporter for ESPN Twin Cities (ESPN’s Minneapolis-St.Paul Minnesota branch) a douchbag. Pelissero took it in stride, tweeting that Simpson could use whatever verbage he wanted to motivate himself. This is Pelissero’s tweet:
Simpson’s Vikings face the Green Bay Packers this Saturday at 8pm for the first round of the NFL playoffs.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier apparently called Pelissero to apologize for the incident: