Vilma was brought out of his recent Twitter break when just a short time after Hawthorne was signed, King posted the following on his Twitter account:
@SI_PeterKing: Curtis Lofton, Chris Chamberlain, David Hawthorne. Get the message, Jonathan Vilma?
Vilma didn’t take long to respond and he quoted the above tweet with this added onto the end:
@JonVilma51: that u know how to type people’s names?
A few minutes later Vilma sent King this tweet directly:
@JonVilma51: @SI_PeterKing reckless journalism is beneath you sir. You’ve become a glorified blogger
Close to an hour ago, King quoted the above tweet by Vilma but added this:
@SI_PeterKing: It’s the NFL investigation, Jonathan. Not me.
Some replies to King’s tweets would suggest otherwise though according to his and Vilma’s followers.