Greg Jennings snookers ESPN Wisconsin reporter with April Fools' joke
|Jason Wilde (left); Jennings (right)|
|Greg Jennings came up with one of the better April Fools' jokes we saw yesterday.|
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Jennings is a fairly prolific tweeter and has more than 300,000 followers, and more than a few of them were surprised to wake up to this tweet yesterday:
Due to the massive influx of rude & disrespectful comments I've recently received, I've decided to shutdown my account. It's been real guys!-- Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) April 1, 2013
Some of Jennings's followers surmised that he was joking right away, but Jason Wilde, senior NFL writer for ESPN Wisconsin, bought it hook, line, and sinker, and promptly got on his moral high horse:
But shortly thereafter, Jennings made clear that he was just April Fooling:
And @gregjennings Tweet again is why I said what I did about Twitter last night. Fake Kevin Ware accounts, too many mean-spirited folks.-- Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) April 1, 2013
Wilde, as you'd expect, took a good deal of ribbing from his followers for his gullibility.
APRIL FOOLS!!!!!! Hahahaha As if I could ever stay away! Good morning guys!-- Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) April 1, 2013
Meanwhile, by making Wisconsinites look bad before he's played a game in purple, Jennings is already earning his $47.5 million as far as we're concerned.