Berrian, lawmaker have Twitter spat

Updated: October 4, 2011, 11:11 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Vikings wide receiver Bernard Berrian and a Minnesota state lawmaker have apparently patched up their Twitter feud.

State Rep. John Kriesel was tweeting after the team's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs dropped the Vikings to 0-4. He linked to Berrian's Twitter account and seemed to ridicule the player's comment that he is open and should get the ball more.

Berrian shot back with an offer to watch game tapes with Kriesel. He then added, "sit down n shut up." The Republican from Cottage Grove, Minn., is an Iraq war veteran who lost his legs in action. He is also backing a bill to build a new NFL stadium in a Twin Cities suburb.

Berrian told reporters Monday that he and Kriesel traded phone messages. Kriesel tweeted that he took no offense: "I deserved it. I ripped on him. I'm just surprised that he even cares about what me or others would say."


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