Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett must be bored this offseason. The veteran NFL star has made a hobby of trying to steal Katherine Webb, the former Miss Alabama, away from Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron.
The football stars have been going back and forth at each other on Twitter ever since Webb was given considerable camera time in the stands at the BCS National Championship Game. Dockett saw her on television and tweeted his phone number to her.
Thus began a war of words on Twitter, which didn't last long...initially. After a few weeks off, Dockett reignited the drama on Friday with this tweet:
Aye @_katherinewebb we still on for lunch. I'm suggestion a spot in calliope projectsbring Lil AJ too! My boyz will keep him comapany.— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) February 1, 2013
McCarron wasted little time firing back with a response of his own, beginning to display some frustration and effectively calling out Dockett:
@ddockett Pro player and u gotta try & be twitter thirsty! I saw you today bro with Katherine looked dead at you & u didn't say a thing!— AJ McCarron (@10AJMcCarron) February 2, 2013
Not surprisingly, Dockett replied:
@10ajmccarron you saw me and didn't speak ? Where's your manners? Tell kath I didn't notice her, sorry but ill be on look out now 👀— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) February 2, 2013
If the two men were to settle this without their smartphones in hand, I'm certain Dockett would have the edge.
At 6'4" and 290 pounds, the 31-year-old NFL defensive tackle would win every time over the 210-pound college quarterback.
In the end, this entire episode is nothing more than Dockett seeking attention and McCarron desperately wanting to protect his pride. The sooner McCarron realizes that he's already won (he's dating Webb, isn't he?) and logs off Twitter, the sooner this whole mess will be over with.
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