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'Fat' Eddie Lacy photograph sets off Twitter firestorm

Eddie Lacy was minding his own business at training camp Monday when one snapshot turned him into a fleeting social media fascination.

Within minutes, the Green Bay Packers rookie became one of Twitter's top trending topics in the United States. All the predictable jokes were flying. Eddie Lacy was fat -- or so the theory went.

It didn't take long before we had Lacy photos from more flattering angles. We even got a Vine that showed the running back looking (relatively) mean and lean.

Grantland's Bill Barnwell provided an accurate summation of the Lacy Weight Watch.

Lacy's work ethic was questioned during the pre-draft process, and it was reported he put on close to 10 pounds when he showed up at spring practices. That said, Lacy never would have been cleared for training-camp practice if he truly was out of shape.

We're prepared to make a final ruling that Eddie Lacy ... is ... (wait for it) not fat. We're sure this will make him feel much better when he checks his Twitter mentions.

UPDATE: Packers coach Mike McCarthy was asked Tuesday after team practice to comment on the Lacy controversy.

"Eddie Lacy definitely falls in the category of a 'big back,' and big backs fall forward," he said. "That's definitely the benefit of big backs. It's definitely a preference, particularly in that (red zone) area."

McCarthy also confirmed the team had no issues about Lacy's weight, adding, "Going through the conditioning test, he was fine. If we had any concern about any guys they wouldn't be on the field."

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