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David Akers received death threats

Updated: January 3, 2013, 9:49 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers placekicker David Akers said Thursday he received death threats on Twitter and closed the account.

Akers received the death threats late last month but is unsure at the number of posts directed at him because he did not go further back on his account to see how many.

"It was Twitter stuff. I got off there, so I won't deal with that anymore," Akers said Thursday.

Once he initially saw them, he reported it to team and NFL security personnel. ...

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