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Tuesday’s Mashup: Steelers kicker Chris Boswell deletes Twitter account after fans unearth his old racist and homophobic tweets

Lucy Burdge
December 18, 2018 - 6:03 am

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-- Steelers kicker Chris Boswell deleted his Twitter account on Sunday night after fans unearthed his old racist and homophobic tweets.

Boswell, who tweeted under the handle @wizardofboz09, took down his account after the five-year-old tweets came to light. It is not clear exactly why he took down his account (though those tweets are likely the reason) because he has also been getting a high volume of tweets from Steelers fans for his poor performance this season.

Fans seemingly dug deep into Boswell’s old tweets to find something offensive in an attempt to get him cut from the team.

Boswell’s Instagram is still active but he has disabled comments on his photos.

The kicker has missed five extra-point attempts this season and holds a 61.1 field goal percentage, which is last in the NFL among kickers with at least 10 attempts.

-- Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has been released from the hospital after suffering complications from his broken right leg.

Smith underwent several surgeries on his leg and developed an infection that kept him in the hospital.

It is unclear if he will be able to resume his NFL career but there is optimism after his release from the hospital.

Smith's wife posted a photo of the quarterback to Instagram on Sunday showing him back at home with his family.

HOME...This last month has been a difficult ride. Our family is beyond happy to have this man with us and home. This experience has given us great perspective and gratitude for all the people and blessings in our lives. We couldn’t have gotten through it without our amazing family, friends and community. A special thank you to the relentless doctors, nurses, techs, hospital administrators, the Snyder family and the Washington Redskins.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “There is nothing to feel sorry about. We are what we are because of what we did, or didn’t do. Our opportunity is this week against Buffalo and that is all we can control and that is what we’re going to start to work on." -- Bill Belichick, to OMF, on the Patriots’ 9-5 record so far this season