Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles has admitted that he felt 'disrespected' by his former team the New Orleans Saints due to the way they handled his release from the franchise.
A rather disastrous public episode was played out whilst the Saints were working out whether to trade or release Sproles, the diminutive running back embarrassingly found out through Twitter that he was no longer wanted by the franchise.
Due to the handling of the situation by New Orleans this off-season, Sproles wife publicly tore into the organisation and it seems she wasn't alone in her complete resentment of the team, her husband also expressed his displeasure.
Sproles finally said on Thursday that he felt 'disrespected' by his former team for the way they handled his eventual release from the Saints in March, he explained to Mark Eckel of NJ.com:
"Listen, I understand this is business and all of that, but (when they pulled off the trade) they put it up on Twitter,That's how I found out. There was a screen shot and a friend of mine texted it to me. I felt they did me wrong."
He continued: "First Sean (Payton) told me they were going to cut me. Then I find out on Twitter they're trading me. That's just not right."
Finding out on Twitter
The fiasco unfolded on Twitter as Sproles would react through his own official account to tweets of his situation via NFL on ESPN, the company said: "THIS JUST IN: Saints now plan to trade RB Darren Sproles due to heavy interest. He will not be released. (via @AdamSchefter)" to which Sproles responded with simply "WOW".
Moments later he would say: "The stuff u find out on twitter"
Sproles has been electrifying this season, shining bright in the Chip Kelly offence in Philadelphia, the 5 ft 6inch running back is one of the surprise packages so far of the NFL campaign.
He contains a unique playmaking ability with his dangerous speed and incredible change of direction, the Eagles struck gold when they were able to acquire one of the most valuable players of the season's first quarter for the price of a future special teamer.