League investigating death threats against Titans tight end
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.”