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Mean Tweets

NFL stars read pre–Super Bowl mean tweets about themselves for Jimmy Kimmel

Super Bowl LII is on Sunday, and to get a weary nation ready for the big game, Jimmy Kimmel brought on current and former NFL players Thursday to read mean things people posted about them on Twitter. The football personalities handled their abuses differently. Terry Bradshaw refused to take his insult as an insult, Fletcher Cox hinted at a better slur, Amari Cooper flat-out rejected his jibe, Emmanuel Sanders tried to apply logic, and Peyton Manning didn't appear to think that his put-down was far off-base. Enjoy the good-natured abasement below. Peter Weber