Packers tight end gets scare on cut day after falling victim to cruel texting prank
If you think you had a stressful holiday weekend, just wait until you hear what happened to Packers tight end Robert Tonyan.
For a bubble player like Tonyan, cut day is one of the most stressful days in the NFLand that's because you can be released at any moment. Unfortunately for Tonyan, someone decided to add slightly more stress to his weekend by pulling a prank on him.
With his roster spot seemingly safe, Tonyan decided to relax a little bit by playing video games with teammate Jake Kumerow, and that's when it happened: Tonyan received a text asking him to bring his iPad to Lambeau Field.
"I just handed [Kumerow] the phone and he goes, 'Noooooooo,'" Tonyan said, via ESPN.com. "I was like, 'Man I didn't even get a call. I got a text.'"
Although both players were skeptical of the text -- the Packers generally call any players they're going to cut -- Tonyan still made his way to Lambeau.
Basically, someone pranked Tonyan to tell him he was cut, even though he wasn't actually cut.
The team's director of security eventually looked into the matter and discovered who sent the text, but wouldn't reveal the person's name, according to ESPN.com.