Jeremy Shockey (remember him?) and his former Giants teammate Amani Toomer are in a heated Twitter war after Toomer used his Twitter account to express his feelings about the volatile tight end, after it was reported that Shockey was interested in reuniting with the team that drafted him.
“No!! Shockey ‘I will never play4 you again!’ he yelled at jerry Reese in 08. Let him keep his word. Bad teammate, worse person,” Toomer tweeted on Thursday.
About an hour later, Shockey, who was never one to back away from a fight—and that goes for Twitter, too—fired back at the veteran receiver, alleging that Toomer is the reason he broke is leg, and also bringing up Toomer’s love life.
“Amani Toomer on Jeremy Shockey: Bad teammate, Haha. Well he was the lazy one that broke my leg!!” Shockey tweeted.
He wasn’t done: “yes remember when his ex divorced him and he urinated on a her cloths I guess he’s the good person.”
Still wasn’t finished: “Go get a bucket of rocks and start throwing them at your glass house,” Shockey tweeted, sending the message straight to Toomer’s official account.
Toomer blasted back: “Shockey,Thanks 4 proving my statement about being a bad person. Lieing about my EX.Low blow.Enough said.Have a nice day& good luck as a FA.”
Several times in this little Twitter brouhaha between the two ex-teammates, Shockey suggested that the only reason Toomer was butting in to his business was because a book deal was in the retired receiver’s future.
Unclear if that’s true, but since his retirement from the NFL, Toomer has maintained a relationship with the Giants organization. He currently works as a broadcaster during the Giant’s post-game show each week.
The brief Twitter war stems from a report in Thursday’s New York Daily News, that said Shockey has a desire to return to the Giants. The report said that the tight end actually let the Giants know he would like to return.
Shockey was the Giants first-round pick in 2002 and spent six seasons with the team. He left following the Giants Super Bowl season in 2007. He had to sit out of the big game because of a broken leg.
He last played for the Carolina Panthers, catching a career-low 37 passes.