Jack Del Rio Deletes Twitter Account
Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio's Twitter activity has significantly lightened his pockets, so much so that it appears he has left the platform entirely.
Del Rio's Twitter handle @coachdelrio is no longer active as of Saturday, one day after he was fined $100,000..
..by the Washington Commanders for referring to the Jan. 6, 2021, attacks on the Capitol as a "dust-up."
On Tuesday, Del Rio tweeted that he believed that those who engaged in rioting in response to George Floyd’s murder should be investigated like those who attacked the Capitol.
He doubled down on his remarks on Wednesday, telling reporters: "Why are we not looking into those things? Because it’s kind of hard for me to say I can realistically look at it,
I see the images on TV, people’s livelihoods are being destroyed, businesses are being burned down — no problem.
And then we have a dustup at the Capitol, nothing burned down and we’re gonna make that a major deal. I just think it’s kind of two standards."
Head coach Ron Rivera said Del Rio's controversial comments "do not reflect the organization’s views and are extremely hurtful to our great community here in the DMV."
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