Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California had social media buzzing after he stated former San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars fullback Bruce Miller sent him what he called a “threatening” message on Twitter.
Swalwell shared a screenshot of a direct message purportedly sent by Miller that read: “Almost time!!! Would you rather Guantanamo or just execution,” followed by a series of laughing emojis.
Swalwell asked on Twitter who was sending a message “threatening to execute me? And how does he have so many followers?”
Swalwell reported Miller to the U.S. Capitol Police.
A Twitter account appearing to belong to the player, Bruce Miller, seemed to confirm the incident in several posts Thursday.
He wrote, “I was content with trolling corrupt politicians in my dm’s, but since you want to make a story out of it then that’s what we’ll do.” He went on to allude to several conspiracy theories in a thread before saying, “I asked a simple question which struck a nerve, which I can imagine would since that punishment is in the cards for you and many others!”
The term “Guantanamo or just execution” in Miller’s apparent direct message to Swalwell is most likely a reference to the long-running fanciful QAnon conspiracy theory that prominent liberal leaders and celebrities will be apprehended and maybe executed in military trials.
Miller’s reaction to him being exposed shouldn’t be too shocking since he has a history of arrests in violent incidents.
In 2015, he was arrested in Santa Clara on charges of spousal abuse; police alleged Miller shoved his girlfriend and broke her phone in that case. In that case, he later pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor. The 49ers released him in 2016 after he was arrested and charged with seven felonies in connection with a weird incident at a Fisherman’s Wharf hotel. According to police, Miller entered the wrong hotel room and beat a 70-year-old man and his son with a cane.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.