Reports: Bucs investigating threatening tweet aimed at GM Licht

An investigation is underway into a tweet a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan says he sent as a way to vent his frustration with the general manager.

According to multiple reports Monday, the Buccaneers' head of team security is investigating a threatening tweet posted Friday night and directed at team general manager Jason Licht.

The tweet, which has since been removed, featured an image from a murder scene in the movie "King of New York" with the caption, "When I see Jason Licht the next time I roll through Tampa." The Tampa Bay Times on Monday posted a screengrab of the tweet.

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According to the Times' Rick Stroud, the man who posted the tweet under the handle @LuvDemNoles22 identified himself as Mike Rogers, a 38-year-old from Houston who claims he is a Bucs fan, and said he meant no harm by the tweet.

"Yes, that was a total exaggeration," Rogers reportedly told the Times on Sunday. "Just caught up in the moment. It was just a tasteless tweet. I'm not a psychopath."

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According to the Times, Rogers became upset when the Bucs, after trading down from No. 7 to No. 12, selected Washington defensive tackle Vita Vea instead of Florida State safety Derwin James on Thursday night.

He reportedly sent the tweet in question on Friday night, after the team drafted North Carolina defensive back M.J. Stewart No. 53 overall in the second round.

"James was still there [after the trade back to 12] and a huge position of need," Rogers told the Times. "I mean we have Conte back, and he's a huge liability in my opinion. I also think James not working out for teams hurt his stock, but I don't blame him. They have tape and combine to go off of."

According to the Times, Licht said he was aware of the tweet but had no comment.

--Field Level Media