Jadeveon Clowney expects death threats from ‘worst fans in the world’ after injuring Carson Wentz

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Jadeveon Clowney has no love for the City of Brotherly Love.

The Seattle defensive end potentially changed the scope of the game and the playoffs with his controversial hit on Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz — the hit knocked Wentz out of the game, as he was later ruled out with a concussion.

Clowney, though, didn't seem remorseful for his hit, which wasn't flagged on the play. Following the game, Clowney levied a fairly heavy assumption against the Philly faithful, and threw out a cheap shot, as well.

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"There might be death threats," Clowney said following the game, regarding his hit on Wentz. His rationale for receiving death threats? He claims that Eagles fans are the "worst fans in the world."

"I was just playing fast, and he turned like he was running the ball, so I was trying to get him down," Clowney said. "It was a bang-bang play. I don't intend to hurt anybody in this league, let me just put that out there. I've been down the injury road; it's not fun.

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"That's a great player over there for their team and for their organization. I hope he's OK. Like I said, I didn't intend to hurt him. I didn't even know he went out of the game until the next series. I thought it was just a small hit, but everybody was going crazy on the sidelines. I was just trying to finish the play, but it happened."

This isn't the first time that Clowney vs. Eagles and their fans has taken place. In 2018, a Week 16 matchup that pitted the Texans against the Eagles, saw Clowney's hit on then Eagles QB Nick Foles earn him a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty and a hefty $40,000 fine from the NFL. The Eagles would go on to win the game 32-30.

The official report from NFL Officiating deemed that "Wentz was a runner" in that situation, hence no flag. Though there is some gray area surrounding that rule, as the NFL changed it prior to the 2018 season to include diving head-first as "giving yourself up."

Hit without negative intentions or not, Clowney basked in the cheers — and reveled in the boos — of Lincoln Financial Field fans as he made his way off the field following the victory.

The Seahawks head to Lambeau Field to face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers next week, and barring any intervention by the league office, Clowney will be on the field.

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