Lions' Ebron strikes back at critics on Twitter

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron has been the target of criticism since the Lions drafted him 10th overall last year, and on Sunday, he threw a little back at his detractors.

And the tight end used an age-old dis by calling out people who are casting shade from their mother's basement.

"Why are there so many haters on social media," Ebron wrote Sunday evening. "It behoves (sic) me that you can talk about someone successful from a computer at your mom's crib."

Many Lions fans were upset with the selection of Ebron last May because they expected the team to address a position of greater need. That frustration intensified over the past year as players like defensive tackle Aaron Donald and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had marvelous rookie seasons after being drafted right after Ebron.

As a rookie in Detroit, Ebron had 25 catches for 248 yards and one touchdown in 13 games, and impatient fans have been hurling insults at Ebron on social media.

"Just saying yall (sic) act like we want social media," he wrote. "We have it for YOU so YOU can feel 'like your (sic) in our life' yet yall (sic) make pointless remarks."

Lions coaches have said they expect Ebron to continue developing and become the No. 3 weapon in the offense in 2015. Until that happens though, the criticism on social media likely won't be going away.

"I'm done," Ebron wrote. "Haters gone hate ... "

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