Andrew Whitworth has had a rough couple of days... or so it would seem on the surface.
By Friday night -- following the second round of the 2015 NFL draft -- the Bengals had drafted offensive tackles Cedric Ogbuehi (Texas A&M) and Jake Fisher (Oregon), boldly hinting (by hint, we mean a bullhorn) that Whitworth (and most likely) Andre Smith would be gone after their contracts expired next season.
Naturally, he would get frustrated with the lack of communication from the team in regards to his future, as well as the organization's silence when as it relates to an extension that may keep him in Cincinnati beyond 2015. This led to his "twitter-based confrontation" with Lance McAlister, who ripped Whitworth's leadership while the offensive tackle simply reminded everyone he was asking a question that was posed by Cincinnati's beat writers.
Then on Wednesday, this showed up on his timeline:
Within seconds that tweet was deleted and his twitter account (@BigWhit77_fndn) wasn't bringing up tweets (the account appears to be deleted now).
According to several followers, Whitworth claims he was hacked. We've reached out to Whitworth and will update this story as it warrants.
Just spoke with Andrew Whitworth. Seems the now-infamous tweet was sent accidentally. I'll have more on that shortly. #Bengals— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) May 6, 2015
Whitworth said that they got a new phone and his wife responded to a text and was being "a smartass with one of my teammates about Media Spin this week."
In other words, move along.