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Vikings players join Twitter conversation during Super Bowl 50

Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson and defensive end Sharrif Floyd helped set Twitter ablaze with praise for Denver's linebacker Von Miller during the Broncos' 24-10 Super Bowl victory over Carolina on Sunday.

Peterson and Floyd were two of several Vikings players active on the Twitterverse during Super Bowl 50. At first glance, Floyd was the most active on Twitter and Instagram, and even helped spread the Crying Jordan-Cam Newton memes.
 

 

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Peterson affirmed Miller as Super Bowl MVP.


Veteran linebacker Chad Greenway celebrated Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch after his dramatic retirement announcement via Twitter during the Super Bowl.


Vikings defensive end Justin Trattou tweeted a picture of the Super Bowl ring he won with the New York Giants in 2011.


Wide receiver Charles Johnson kept his tweets focused on the non-football entertainment. He praised Lady Gaga's vocals and got a good laugh when halftime performer Beyonce almost fell during her dance routine.


Some of the other top tweets from the night included a GIF of Eli Manning showing no emotion after the Broncos added to their lead late in the game, Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry in a meme with Crying Jordan, Carolina's linebacker Thomas Davis posting a photo of his broken arm stiched up, and Bill Romanowski apologized for referring to Newton as "boy."

Former Twins outfielder Delmon Young arrested in Miami

Former Twins outfielder Delmon Young faces battery charges after his arrest Sunday night at a hotel in Miami, according to a television station report. A police report said that Young, who played for the Twins from 2008-2011, allegedly grabbed a hotel employee by the neck and threatened to kill him after being denied admission to a hotel night club.

Young, 30, allegedly used anti-Cuban slurs both at the hotel and again when police went to his condominium.

Miami television station WPLG reported: "According to a Miami police report, Young grabbed a valet attendant by his neck and started to choke him after the attendant refused to let him into an elevator at the Brickell hotel. The attendant told Young that the club was closed but Young became irate and said, 'Stupid Cuban. Open the (expletive) door. I'm here. Now what?' "

The TV station also reported that when police went to his condominium, "Young opened the door, naked from the waist down, so one of the officers asked him to get dressed, the report said...

"Police said Young was belligerent and told an officer, 'I'll slap you in the face with money, you (expletive) Cuban."

The full WPLG story is here.

The outfielder, who is currently a free agent, was booked into jail.

In 2012, Young was arrested outside a New York City hotel after getting into a fight during which he allegedly yelled anti-Semitic slurs. Young pleaded guilty to harassment and was sentenced to 10 hours of community service and completed a restorative justice program. He was playing for the Detroit Tigers at the time.


 

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