Lions RB D’Andre Swift 'murder' rumors swirl, fans say he's 'destined for greatness'
Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift is in the news right before the beginning of the NFL season for a 'bizarre' reason. Rumors of the NFL star being implicated in a murder investigation took social media by storm. Reports cite that Swift was linked to a murder by an anonymous tip to the Philadelphia PD.
"I just called the Philly PD and spoke with an officer in the Commissioner's Office. There was an anonymous tip that came in via Tipline over 2 months ago that implicated D'Andre Swift in a murder. The officer said that Swift is not being investigated at this time, " a tweet read, which sparked the rumor on Twitter. D’Andre, however, is not being investigated in connection with any murder, reports say.
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The rumors of Swift being implicated in a murder investigation comes days before Detroit Lions v/s San Francisco 49ers season opener on Sunday, September 12. While some fans took a dig at the rumor, some called it 'wildly irresponsible'. One person tweeted, "Rumors swirling around that #Lions RB D’Andre Swift murdered someone on an attempted robbery (Swift was the one going to get robbed). These rumors started 2 days ago on Reddit, and at this time, the Philly PD is NOT investigating Swift at this time, according to @DaveKluge"
Some fans gave a hilarious twist to the rumor and posted tweets like, "I called the Philadelphia police department screaming “WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT D’ANDRE SWIFT” over and over again at the top of my lungs but they kept hanging up on me" Another fan wrote, "Ray Lewis murdered someone and he became an all time great afterwards. D'Andre Swift is destined for greatness" One tweet read, "d'andre swift was in allen park, michigan on august 17th participating in camp. he was not in philly catching bodies. everyone relax man." One fan wrote, "That D’Andre Swift rumor seems wildly irresponsible, even by reddit and Twitter standards" Another person tweeted, "i just called philly pd and asked if an nfl player murdered someone and they told me in confidence that no, d'andre swift is innocent and will score approximately 217 fantasy points this year"