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NFL stars read mean tweets about themselves for Jimmy Kimmel and Super Bowl 51

To celebrate Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, Jimmy Kimmel Live rolled out Mean Tweets NFL 2 on Thursday night, giving current and former pro football players a chance to read mean things written about them on Twitter over the dulcet intro to R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts." The reactions, as always, are at least as entertaining as the tweets — and this sampling of NFL fans seem particularly fixated on oral sex acts (made SFW by Kimmel). Tony Romo, the Cowboys quarterback, showed that his sense of humor had survived the slings and arrows of Dallas. Kurt Warner was just confused by his mean tweet, Terrell Davis was having none of his 140-character takedown, and someone unsuccessfully tried to fat-shame Maurice Jones-Drew. New England Patriot Rob Gronkowski, who has to sit out Sunday's game, got the final word, and he was mostly content just proving his tweet-tormentor wrong. Watch below. Peter Weber