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Chris Johnson wanted Delanie Walker to name names

Chris Johnson, Delanie Walker

Tennessee Titans’ Delanie Walker, left, celebrates with teammate Chris Johnson, right, after scoring a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)


In a series of tweets from his verified Twitter account on Thursday night, Titans running back Chris Johnson seemed to take issue with teammate Delanie Walker contending the club had players who were “cancer” without identifying the players by name.

In order, here were Johnson’s tweets:

“I usually dont do this but if you feel certain people was cancer to the team call them out and say names. It’s to late to mention it once season is over,” Johnson first wrote.

Then, the Titans’ tailback added: “Call the cancer out during the year so we can get things fixed instead of waitin and letting the team slip away #JUSTSAYING.”

Johnson would then write this: “Me and @delaniewalker82 talk all the time no shots fired we on same page but when people outside of the locker room try in say who the cancers r its crazy.”

Not long thereafter, Walker would chime in on his own verified Twitter account, writing: “Just know me and @chrisjohnsontwo8 is on the same page!!!!!!”

Johnson re-tweeted Walker’s message, but with this message: “They just want drama no need to feed into it see u n LA.”

In the end, it’s understandable why both Walker and Johnson responded they way did. And Johnson has a point: by not naming names, it fans the flames of speculation.

Via Twitter, Johnson said what he needed to say. And in a series of five tweets, it appears the air was cleared a little bit.

Score one for Twitter — and for frank discussion of these issues.