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Robert Henson apologizes for Twitter comments

The Washington Redskins rookie linebacker called fans, who booed the team during its win against St. Louis on Sunday, "dim wits."

September 22, 2009|Mike Penner

Washington Redskins rookie linebacker Robert Henson has been inactive for the team's first two games this season, which has apparently given him too much time to think.

After the Redskins endured boos from their home fans during an ugly 9-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Henson used his Twitter account to call the fans "dim wits."

Henson wrote: "All you fake half hearted Skins fan can . . . I won't go there but I dislike you very strongly, don't come to Fed Ex to boo dim wits!!" He also wrote: "The question is who are you to say you know what's best for the team and you work 9 to 5 at Mcdonalds."

After those tweets drew the attention of Redskins coaches and players, Henson updated his account with an apology.

"I understand the weight that my words carried and, you know, how I offended some fans," he told reporters Monday at Redskins Park.

Trivia time

What was the original name of Chicago's Wrigley Field?

Twin bill?

If the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers finish the regular season tied atop the American League Central standings, and if the Twins continue to hold the regular-season head-to-head advantage over the Tigers, the Twins would play host to the Tigers in a one-game playoff on Monday, Oct. 5.

That is the same night Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings are scheduled to play host to the Green Bay Packers.

In case of a stadium conflict, the NFL has already said the Packers-Vikings game would not be moved.

The Twins, who have shared the Metrodome with the Vikings since 1982, will move into their own park next spring.

"It would certainly be a fitting way to end our time in the Metrodome," Twins President Dave St. Peter said of the potential conflict.

No relief

With 31 saves, 10 blown saves and a 7.24 earned-run average, Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge has "gotta be a shoo-in for the Fire Marshal Bill Award," Dan Daly of the Washington Times writes. "Lidge has been so combustible this season that the Phillie Phanatic has been treated twice for singed fur. . . . Talk about doing a 180. A year ago, Brad was the best reliever in baseball. This year, he's the asbestos reliever in baseball."

Trivia answer

Weeghman Park.

And finally

From comedian Argus Hamilton, on the recent outbursts by tennis player Serena Williams, musician Kanye West and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.): "What's happened to this country? Dogs are being arrested for betting on people fights."

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mike.penner@latimes.com

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