Did Bashaud Breeland threaten a Vikings beat reporter on Twitter?

(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Bashaud Breeland
(Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) Bashaud Breeland /

Former Minnesota Vikings cornerback Bashaud Breeland did not enjoy a recent post on Twitter about his performance from Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.

Despite being the Minnesota Vikings showing him the door more than a week ago, veteran cornerback Bashaud Breeland is still getting into fights on the internet with people who cover the team for a living.

On Monday, the Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson made a post on his Twitter account about how Breeland’s PFF ranking among all NFL cornerbacks this season was able to improve without him playing during the last two weeks.

Breeland responded to Tomasson’s post and it was clear that he was not happy with the tweet. However, the veteran corner might have taken things a little too far with his reaction.

Did former Minnesota Vikings CB Bashaud Breeland threaten Chris Tomasson?

Breeland is free to react to Tomasson and defend himself from something that he believes might paint him in a negative way. However, posting “speak now cuz it won’t be a next time,” seems like he might have taken things a little too far.

One could easily view this part of Breeland’s reply as a threat to Tomasson. No one will probably ever find out if it was or not, but the veteran cornerback was obviously unhappy with the tweet from the Vikings beat reporter.

On Monday, it was also reported that the Arizona Cardinals met with Breeland and that they intend to sign him according to USA Today’s Josina Anderson.

However, the former Minnesota corner has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, so the Cardinals are now expected to wait until Breeland is cleared to return to the field until they officially sign him.

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In 13 games with Minnesota this season, the free-agent cornerback accumulated 63 tackles, five pass breakups, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles while also allowing seven touchdowns when in pass coverage.