Peter King accidentally tweets his phone number
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Peter King accidentally tweets his phone number, hilarity ensues

11/19/12 in NFL   |   JoeKukura   |   450 respect

Blog Photo - Peter King accidentally tweets his phone numberYou know the tried-and-true mistake where a known public figure tries to send a direct message on Twitter, but instead accidentally posts the message on Twitter for the entire world to see? The old accidentally-public direct message struck again this weekend -- with Sports Illustrated and NBC football analyst tweeting out his phone number, and receiving hundreds and hundreds of crank calls as a result.

Consider yourselves lucky. At least Peter King didn't accidentally tweet any nude pictures.

Peter King's accidental tweet of his phone number was first noticed by a Deadspin reader, who did the Deadspinly thing to do and notified the site's editors that someone in sports had done something completely embarrassing. The site jumped on the tip, and posted the now-deleted tweet in which King wrote, "davidcanter: Hi David. I need to speak with you about Teddy Williams. Can you call me? 973 650 0966. Amazing story."

David Canter is an NFL agent with more than 25 players as clients. Teddy Williams is an undrafted wide receiver currently with the Indianapolis Colts practice squad. 973 650 0966 is a New Jersey phone number that, unsurprisingly, has since been disconnected.

Blog Photo - Peter King accidentally tweets his phone numberKing fessed up to his snafu in his Monday Morning Quarterback column today. "I did the all-time stupid thing Saturday," King writes. "Thought I was direct-messaging agent David Canter on Twitter Saturday, asked him to call me, and, much to my terror, found it went to all of my followers. I bet it was up for six seconds before I took it down, but that was long enough to enable quite a few loyal Peter Kingites (and gee, thanks, Deadspin) to post the number all over the plac
I did the all-time stupid thing Saturday. Thought I was direct-messaging agent David Canter on Twitter Saturday, asked him to call me, and, much to my terror, found it went to all of my followers. I bet it was up for six seconds before I took it down, but that was long enough to enable quite a few loyal Peter Kingites (and gee, thanks, Deadspin) to post the number all over the place

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/peter_king/11/19/week-11/index.html#ixzz2CiI8c041
I did the all-time stupid thing Saturday. Thought I was direct-messaging agent David Canter on Twitter Saturday, asked him to call me, and, much to my terror, found it went to all of my followers. I bet it was up for six seconds before I took it down, but that was long enough to enable quite a few loyal Peter Kingites (and gee, thanks, Deadspin) to post the number all over the place

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/peter_king/11/19/week-11/index.html#ixzz2CiI8c041
e."
Phone calls received in the five hours between posting and canceling of the number: 373

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/peter_king/11/19/week-11/index.html#ixzz2CiIomSFV

"Phone calls received in the five hours between posting and canceling of the number: 373," he notes. "Text messages received in that time: 255."

Later in the MMQB article, King admits that he parked his car in a in a fire hydrant spot this week, but the officer let him off with a warning. Mr. King, it may be time to lay off the research for the weekly "beernerdness" note in your SI column.
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