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BY RICH CAMPBELL
ASHBURN--Rookie linebacker Robert Henson apologized yesterday for remarks he posted on Twitter directed at fans who booed the Washington Redskins during Sunday's 9-7 win over the St. Louis Rams.
Most Redskins showed some restraint in publicly reacting to the boos after the game. But Henson, who was inactive for the game, did not hold back Sunday evening while posting on the micro-blogging Web site.
Henson, under the username @RedskinsLB51, wrote: "All you fake half hearted Skins fan can I won't go there but I dislike you very strongly, don't come to Fed Ex to boo dim wits!!"
The tweet instigated some fiery online exchanges with fans, during which Henson flaunted his salary, writing: "No I didn't play but I still made more than you in a year and you'd [gladly] switch spots with me in a second."
Henson apologized online Sunday and did so in front of reporters yesterday.
"I sincerely apologize to all the fans," he said. "I hope to have a long, prosperous career here, and I don't want anybody booing me or just being negative toward me. If you seen me at training camp, I sat out there for hours signing autographs because I love to do this, and the fans are really what are keeping me going."
Henson's tweets were a surprise not only because they broke protocol regarding the Redskins' reaction to their fans' cold reception, but also because of his seemingly precarious spot on the roster.
After Henson made the team out of training camp, he said director of pro personnel Morocco Brown told him he made the team by "the skin of his teeth."
Insulting fans doesn't seem like the best way to maintain his roster spot.