Martellus Bennett wasn’t trying to be a jerk when he tweeted about Magic Johnson

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 24: Martellus Bennett #88 of the New England Patriots celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New York Jets during the first half at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Basketball fans spent most of Tuesday afternoon roasting Magic Johnson on Twitter after he was named President of Basketball Operations for the Lakers, because Magic has a penchant for tweeting tautologies and somehow managed to land a job as the head of the NBA’s most prestigious franchise. So it’s easy to read this tweet from Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett and assume he meant it as a dig. 

https://twitter.com/MartysaurusRex/status/834130743676788736

Plenty of people read it that way, so Bennett had to come out and clarify that he was trying to say the exact opposite of what everybody thought. It also made him do some personal accounting. 

https://twitter.com/MartysaurusRex/status/834139609143635968

Aww, Marty, you’re not a jerk. Everyone else on Twitter is. 

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