NFL Star JJ Watt Trolls DraftKings on Stock Price, How the Internet Responded

sports betting company DraftKings Inc. DKNG apparently drew the ire of the National Football League defensive end JJ Watt when he recklessly tagged the Arizona Cardinals star in a tweet.

What happened: Watt shared a photo from the Cardinals’ preseason minicamp on his Twitter TWTR Wednesday. In the photo, Watt kicks a soccer ball onto the pitch.

“F*** it, jump over there somewhere,” Watt captioned the photo referencing the Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

DraftKings shared Watt’s post with the caption “Intercepted.”

Less than two minutes later, Watt clapped back at DraftKings by sharing a one-year chart of the company’s stock performance.

“You might want to consider intercepting some profits very soon…” Watt joked.

DraftKings shares have traded between $9.77 and $64.58 for the past 52 weeks. Shares of the sports betting company are down 75% in the past year and 56% since the start of 2022.

Watt’s post quickly circulated on Twitter, with many highlighting the excellent response.

Just as quarterbacks feared Watt, who has 102 sacks in 135 NFL games, DraftKings could add to the list.

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The internet responds to Watt’s message: Sports betting and sports memorabilia journalist Darren Rovell took to Twitter to announce the death of DraftKings thanks to a sacking of Watt.

Sports journalist Joe Pompliano also took to Twitter to declare DraftKings legally dead.

Founder of Barstool Sports Dave Portnoy shared a one-word response to the post. Barstool Sports is partly owned by rival DraftKings Penn National Gaming PENN.

DraftKings Co-Founder Matt Kalish recognized Watt’s post and joked that he was “too violent” and said Watt should return his Water Payton Man of the Year award from 2017. The award is given to a player who will beyond for volunteering and charity work. Watt won the award after helping raise $37 million to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Underdog NFL, which provides NFT news alerts primarily for fantasy football purposes, Noted a great answer with “Status Alert: DraftKings (JJ Watt) not coming back.”

Price Action: DraftKings shares were down nearly 12% at $10.77 on Thursday at press time.

Karen J. Nelson