According to a Giants spokesman, the tweets were referred to NFL security. An NFL spokesman declined comment on the matter.
“Rayner” appeared to eventually show some remorse about what he indicated wasn’t a serious threat. At first, after Jacobs tweeted a picture of the threats on Tuesday morning, “Rayner” responded by tweeting “Brandon Jacobs really subtweeted me like a hoe”
. But then he backed off and even begged for Jacobs’ forgiveness.
“BRO RELAX ITS NEVER THAT SERIOUS...” he wrote. “ITS JUST TWITTER MAN. I TRUELY APOLOGIZE I COULD NEVER ACTUALLY DO THAT. RETWEET THIS PLEASE”
“FORGIVE ME MAN ITS NOT EVEN LIKE THAT... REALLY IM TRYNA BE YOUR FRIEND !!”
After tweeting that he was planning to change his Twitter handle, and that he didn’t expect Jacobs to read his tweet, “Rayner” — who described himself on his account as a “Ball State University -----”
— wrote again to Jacobs: “BRUH STOP PLAYING ... YOU KNOW THAT AINT SERIOUS AND I APOLOGIZE. PLEASE ACCEPT ?”
“BRANDON.. CAN YOU AT LEAST TALK ABOUT IT TO ME I REALLY DIDNT MEAN IT”
Then finally, after apparently deactivating his account for a few hours, “Rayner” reappeared in an apparent panic, tweeting
“I AM DEEPLY SORRY OH MY GOD THIS WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN WTF I DIDNT MEAN ANYTHING THAT I SAID PLEASE MAKE THIS STOP @gatorboyrb”
Then he added “@gatorboyrb I AM LITERALLY BEGGING YOU RIGHT NOW ... LIKE IM SCARED AF MAN PLEEEEEAASSSEEE MAKE THIS STOP … I literally cannot do anything else but just hope nothing happens , deactivate , and hope it drifts away”.
Jacobs has yet to respond to those pleas. But on a conference call with reporters, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he was “concerned” about something that has “no business or no place in professional athletics, amateur athletics, or whatever.