Many on social media seemed to immediately make the connection that she was referring to Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, who dedicated the game to his younger brother, Tevin, who was killed in a motorcycle accident the day before.
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Ravens star player Ray Rice tweeted: “smh u are terrible I hope you know the word karma.”
Another fan tweeted: "RT@katiebrady12 The pats may have lost but at least none of them lost a family member. I’d say that’s a win.” One sick human.”
And those were the “nice” responses.
Social media and internet users flooded the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with complaints, believing the Twitter handle belongs to an employee of the university.
The person who uses @KatieBrady12 has since switched her Twitter account to "private."
When I reached out to Johns Hopkins, a spokesman said the school had been inundated with feedback about the tweet.
“Our deepest sympathies are with Torrey Smith and his family. The social media comment that made light of the Smith family’s loss represented the thoughts of one individual. It does not in any way represent the Johns Hopkins community," said Dennis O'Shea, spokesman for Johns Hopkins.
When asked whether anyone at the school would face any disciplinary actions for the social media comments, O'Shea responded: "I don't think we really have anything to say on this subject other than what I sent you."