A few weeks after ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay's criticism of a player's character unnerved Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher, another ESPN employee's message on Twitter has drawn the scrutiny of fullback Le'Ron McClain.
On Monday morning, Adam Schefter, the sports network's NFL insider, tweeted that former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress is scheduled to be released from Oneida Correctional Facility in upstate New York in two weeks for serving a two-year sentence for carrying an unregistered handgun into a nightclub that fired wounded him in the leg.
In the tweet, Schefter included Burress' inmate number, which drew McClain's ire."y do u have 2 Expose his prison number to the world I think you get a kick out of that. Man has done his time.. Come on!! SMH," McClain wrote to Schefter. ("SMH" is an acronym for "shaking my head.)
A minute later, McClain went a step further, alleging that Schefter solely focuses on the missteps of African-American players.
"He love exposing black dudes. Never tell the good but his job is to keep bringing past issues up our people Have.. SMH.. Come On my man!!!," McClain wrote.
A little later, in an apparent response to a few people who follow him, McClain stood by his comments.
"I am entitled to my own opinion... And for those who have a problem With it. You can deal with that by yourself... #sweater," he wrote.
Schefter has not returned a comment to McClain.