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NFL star quarterback Lamar Jackson deleted a tweet that contained vulgar language in response to a fan trolling the Baltimore Ravens road loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Jackson passed for 254 yards and found the end zone once, a 12-yard touchdown to tight end Josh Oliver, in the 28-27 loss to their AFC rivals. The 7-4 Ravens almost snuck away with a victory at TIAA Bank Field, against a down-and-out 4-7 Jaguars team in the closing seconds of regulation via a 67-yard Justin Tucker field goal attempt.

After the game, a twitter user hinted at the notion the Ravens should move on from the two-time Pro-Bowler. The twitter user tagged both Jackson and Tucker’s twitter handles in a tweet that read: “When someone is asking for over 250 mil guaranteed like @Lj_era8 … games like this should not come to @jtuck9. Let Lamar walk and spend that money on a well-rounded team.”

Jackson replied to his twitter mention with profanity: “Boy STFU y’all be cappin too much on this app mf never smelt a football field never did s— but eat d— !!”

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Lamar Jackson's vulgar response to a troll on social media was "out of character" for the star quarterback, suggesting Jackson got "trapped" by someone baiting him.

Jackson's tweet was deleted after 3½ hours. However, it was too late. The tweet received public scrutiny from the media, like ESPN’s Jamison Hensley who stated that Jackson used an “an anti-gay phrase.”

Jackson did not agree, and felt he was portrayed in a negative light. The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner has since defended his response and has now called out the ESPN reporter for wording he used in his article about the incident.

"He's got one of the biggest hearts of anybody I know," Harbaugh said. "He is also one of the biggest competitors I've ever met. So those kind of conversations he takes very seriously. You get trapped sometimes by someone that's baiting you just a little bit. And you can't live there. I think that's not a place he wants to be and that's certainly not things that he wants to say."

Jackson will enter the free agent market after the 2022-2023 season. Jackson declined Baltimore’s $250M extension offer, with $133 million guaranteed at signing, earlier this year, according to ESPN.

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