If you're giving Derrick Mason a death threat, do it to his face

March 07, 2011|By Matt Vensel

Browns cornerback Eric Wright, who was torched by Anquan Boldin for three touchdowns in Week 3, recently told The Cleveland Plain Dealer that Browns fans threatened his life last season.

Appearing on "The Norris & Davis Show" on 105.7 The Fan this morning, Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason was asked if he had ever received a death threat. He said no, adding that if you're going to threaten someone, you better do it to his face.

"If you’re going to send a death threat out to somebody, go up to their face, walk up to them, let them know who you are, let them see you and then threaten to kill them," Mason said. "Don’t send it through an email or something like that, a phone call, that’s just cowardly. If you’re going to threaten a guy, threaten him in his face."

Mason said that though he has never received a threat, it's "disheartening" to hear that a fellow player has.

"Fortunately enough for me, my career has gone as such that I haven’t made too many blunders. I made a few, but not too many," the veteran wide receiver told Ed Norris and Steve Davis. "But I haven’t received any, and I think you have those occasional fans, those diehards -- not even diehards, they’re just crazy -- the fan fanatics that … go overboard sometimes. And I think it’s wrong. I think it’s disheartening."

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