Athletes Who Just Can't Seem to Ignore Internet Trolls

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Athletes Who Just Can't Seem to Ignore Internet Trolls
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It's Rule No. 1: When the bullies start trolling you, you ignore them.

If you respond, you're giving them exactly what they want: attention. Now, you would think that professional athletes would be pros when it comes to abiding by this rule. They have, after all, been in the public eye for quite some time and have probably undergone some kind of media training.

Yet plenty of professional athletes can't help but indulge the Twitter bullies. Not only do they read their at-mentions, but in a mind-boggling turn of events, they respond to the most inflammatory ones. Whether the vitriol is personal, fantasy football-related or just a random act of obnoxiousness, these athletes just can't seem to ignore the Internet trolls.

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