Perhaps the biggest tweeting trend among NFL players watching Saturday's college football games involved the gruesome knee injury suffered by South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore during the Gamecocks' 38-35 victory over Southeastern Conference rival Tennessee.
Lattimore was carted off the field and taken to the hospital after injuring the same right knee he had surgery on last year. The school later announced Lattimore, considered one of the SEC's top running backs, would be out indefinitely.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin were among the NFL players who tweeted in support of Lattimore:
We are warriors on the field, but are human as well. I pray everyone sends prayers forth for Marcus Lattimore & others that are injuredâ Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) October 27, 2012
Thoughts and prayers go out to Marcus Lattimore. Wish him a speedy recovery a great young running back.â andre johnson (@johnson80) October 27, 2012
Prayers out to Marcus Latimore #Respectâ Percy Harvin (@Percy_Harvin) October 27, 2012
Of course, not everyone in the NFL fraternity had something to say about Lattimore. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison offered a pretty sweet deal to all of those Mid-Atlantic Conference fans out there:
I feel so bad for marcus lattimore. Stay strong.â lance briggs (@55Berger) October 27, 2012
Giving away 2 tix to tmrw's game... as long as u admit the MAC is better than the big east!! ben and antonio agree fb.me/1Pw7SL0oyâ James Harrison (@jharrison9292) October 28, 2012
UCLA vs Arizona State Today Going To Flip A Coin To See Who I'm Going For @kevin_ayersâ Akeem Ayers (@Akeem_Ayers) October 27, 2012
Joe Haden (@joehaden23) October 27, 2012
â@11w: Happy to see Darrell Hazell and his Kent State Golden Flashes leading #15 Rutgers 21-10 at halftime.âBest coach I've ever had!â Brian Hartline (@brianhartline) October 27, 2012
Arron Murray better not be mad at anybody cause he is the reason the game is close Georgia D playing lights outâ Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) October 27, 2012
Chris Gronkowski (@Chrisgronkowski) October 27, 2012