League in­ves­ti­gat­ing death threats against Titans tight end

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Terry McCormick

NASHVILLE, TENN. » The Ten­nessee Titans in­formed the NFL about the death threats to Pro Bowl tight end De­lanie Walker and his fam­ily be­cause of the an­them protests. The league said Fri­day its se­cu­rity de­part­ment is in­ves­ti­gat­ing.

Walker dis­closed the threats Thurs­day in a post shared on so­cial me­dia. Walker told fans up­set by the protests that they didn’t have to go to the games if they felt dis­re­spected.

“We had a dis­cus­sion about it and have turned it over to the NFL, and will let them deal with it,” coach Mike Mu­larkey said. “We’re very com­fort­able and con­fi­dent that it will all be set­tled. We did not make a big is­sue of it, but we are def­i­nitely aware of it. It’s all out of our hands.”

Mu­larkey praised Walker for his play, and his char­ac­ter.

“Ev­ery­body re­spects De­lanie Walker,” Mu­larkey said. “I know he’s about as much of a pro as I’ve ever been around on and off the field. So that’s important.”

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