11/25/2012 10:39 AM
Chargers Text the Ravens Smacktalk
Chargers linebacker Jarrett Johnson spent nine years with the Baltimore Ravens.
Michael Gelhken of UT San Diego reports in the days leading up to Sunday's matchup with his former team, Johnson scrolled through his cell phone directory and found every number of a Ravens offensive player he had, then, he sent a mass text message to the group.
"I told them I was going to kick all of their asses," Johnson said recently with a laugh.
It was all in good fun.
Some ex-teammates responded, others, like running back Ray Rice, resisted the urge.
There appears to be no bad blood between the two sides, who've expressed mutual admiration.
"I was going to put a little ‘laugh out loud,’ but no response," Rice said to Baltimore media. "We know what kind of guy Double J is. He’s the ultimate pro, and we’ve got tremendous respect for him.”