Leave it to the internet to run with a crazy rumor like this.
Detroit Lions RB D’Andre Swift went viral on social media on Thursday over a rumor of him being implicated in a murder.
NFL Insider Dave Kluge reportedly reached out to the Philadelphia Police Dept. and spoke with an officer in the Commissioner’s Office. He was told that an anonymous tip came in months ago that implicated the Detroit Lions running back in a murder.
Social media reacted to the rumor exactly how you’d expect with fans freaking out of their fantasy team and letting loose with jokes:
To be clear: Swift is not a suspect in any murder.
Swift is looking to enter his second season and is looking to have a larger role with the Lions. He finished his rookie seasons with 521 rushing yards and eight touchdowns to go along with 46 receptions for 357 yards and two touchdowns.