Remember Bethel Johnson? Really fast . . . Played receiver for the Patriots from 2003-05 . . . Returned kicks . . . Yeah, that guy.
He sure stirred up some stuff on Twitter following New England's 26-16 loss in the AFC title game to the Broncos on Sunday.
I said when the Pats traded me that they'll never win another championship. Say what you want about me, I was there 3yrs & left with 2 rings— Bethel 4.0 Johnson (@2swiftjohnson) January 19, 2014
If they'd sign me back we'll win immediately.— Bethel 4.0 Johnson (@2swiftjohnson) January 19, 2014
Sounds a tad delusional, right? Well it turns out Bethel was just having a little bit of fun. He came clean after getting an earful from Patriots fans.
I made a statement to get a rise out of the Pats fans and I got it...y'all are hilarious. I have nothing but love 4 the team that drafted me— Bethel 4.0 Johnson (@2swiftjohnson) January 19, 2014
One last note on Johnson, who hung around the NFL until 2007 and then did a year in the CFL: His Twitter name "Bethel 4.0 Johnson" reflects his current 40-yard dash time, according to him.
That's borderline impossible -- Johnson is now 34 years old and the fastest recorded 40-yard dash since 1999 was Chris Johnson's (4.24 seconds) -- meaning the only lesson we learned tonight is that Bethel Johnson is a troll of the highest order.