Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Evan Mathis pulled a pretty great prank on Thursday night that was revealed early on Friday morning. You've probably already seen it by now so I won't explain it at length. A long story short: Mathis posted a picture of fake dinner bill with a caption of "Teaching rookies a lesson" as a hoax hazing prank. But Mathis didn't just do this to have fun. He did it to teach the "rookies", ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio in this case (among others), a lesson.
@ProFootballTalk Hey Florio, the lesson was to not jump to conclusions with little to no info like your site did with Lane's tweet.— Evan Mathis (@EvanMathis69) June 13, 2014
@ProFootballTalk For his tweet and mine, it wouldn't have been hard to reach someone, anyone for comment.— Evan Mathis (@EvanMathis69) June 13, 2014
@ProFootballTalk I got the idea when PFT jumped to conclusions with Lane's tweet. And no, don't call me. DM me on Twitter. I don't hide.— Evan Mathis (@EvanMathis69) June 13, 2014
Florio wasn't amused by the harmless prank.
@EvanMathis69 . . . So you deliberately post a phony receipt that you want people to believe is true. And you also want them to call you?— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 13, 2014
Good one, Evan. Now grow up. Whether it’s lying to one reporter or lying to all of them, the lesson is that no one should listen to anything Mathis ever has to say, if he’s going to continue to engage in the pro athlete equivalent of having pizzas delivered to his next-door neighbor. That’s hilarious. When you’re 12. Regardless of what any players or fans think of the media, the media has a job to do, just like everyone else. What Mathis has been doing is no different than a member of the media standing on the sidelines and shining a laser pointer in his eyes as he’s trying to prepare for the snap. That’s also hilarious. When you’re 12.
So much for "untwisting words and removing the B.S.", huh?
Long live Evan Mathis.