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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Mario Williams feeling some heat on Twitter

By James Walker

Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams hasn't tweeted since July 23. That’s probably a good thing, because Williams is getting drilled for his sub-par play on Twitter.

Williams was celebrated as the biggest offseason signing in Bills history. He inked a $100 million contract with Buffalo but has disappeared more often than not. The Bills are 3-4 and Williams and the defense has underachieved. Williams also has complained about a wrist injury that got the team fined and recently resulted in minor surgery.

Twitter sometimes can be a good litmus test with football fans. A quick search of Williams’ Twitter page, which has more than 32,000 followers, brought back these harsh responses from Bills fans.

This is the harsh reality with today's social media. Fans can voice their frustration directly to the players -- and it's not always nice.

With a huge contract come huge expectations. Williams has immense talent and still has nine games left to show it. It starts Sunday against the Houston Texans, his former team.