Ex-Viking Matt Kalil signed as a free agent with Carolina a couple weeks ago, joining forces with his brother, Ryan — who posted some amusing tweets in the aftermath.
The brothers were recently on a show together with Rich Eisen, who complimented Ryan on the tweets. But when the conversation about Twitter turned to Matt, the message was a little different.
"You're not even on Twitter, are you Matt?" Eisen asked the younger of the two brothers.
"After playing in Minnesota, I just got rid of my Twitter," Matt replied, drawing some laughs that were real yet uncomfortable. "I was harassed left and right."
Matt Kalil used to be on Twitter under the @mattkalil handle, but it's safe to say things got ugly as his play with the Vikings regressed.
Ryan teased his brother that "some guys can handle it and some guys can't," but he later said that during some seasons he deletes Twitter to avoid dealing with fans.
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