Titans’ Delanie Walker gets death threats; NFL investigating

Delanie Walker, Marcus Mariota, Wesley Woodyard, Jurrell Casey, Brian Orakpo
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Tennessee Titans’ Delanie Walker (82), Marcus Mariota (8), Wesley Woodyard (59), Jurrell Casey (99) and Brian Orakpo (98) walk to the field with arms linked after the national anthem had been played before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Nashville, Tenn. Walker says he and his family have received death threats since he told fans not to come to games if they felt disrespected by NFL players' protests. Walker shared the threats Thursday night, Sept. 28, 2017, in a social media post. (AP Photo/James Kenney, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans say they Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker has received death threats because of the anthem protests.

The team says it has informed NFL security. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Friday the league is looking into the matter.

Walker shared the threats against himself and his family Thursday night in a post shared on social media . Walker told fans upset over NFL players’ protesting they didn’t have to come to games if they felt disrespected.

The tight end was not in the locker room Friday during media availability.

Tennessee stayed inside its locker room along with the Seahawks last week, and the Titans (2-1) visit Houston (1-2) on Sunday. Asked about the Titans’ plans for Sunday, coach Mike Mularkey says free speech allows individuals to do what they want.

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