NFL player suspended for ’emotional trigger’ tweet

The NFL is investigating the incident involving Minnesota Vikings defensive end Anthony Barr, who made a tweet in which he said he felt “emotional rage” after losing his job after being suspended for the second time this season.

Barr tweeted Saturday that he was feeling “emotionally rage” because he was fired for a tweet that criticized the league for not compensating players for being suspended.

Barr said he had “been called a liar” by other players, and the NFL said it is investigating.

NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said Saturday that the league will make a decision on whether to discipline Barr by Tuesday.

The Vikings and Barr’s agent declined to comment.

The NFL said in a statement that it “has received an investigation into this matter, and as such, has not yet reached a decision.

We are confident that the investigation will determine the facts and the appropriate sanction.”

The league has also suspended Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who was benched in the team’s game against the Carolina Panthers last Sunday, and cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who did not play.

Barr is expected to make a full recovery, the team said.

The suspension was the second suspension of a player from the Vikings this season, after the team suspended receiver Kevin King for five games last week for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

Barr has played in all 16 games for the Vikings, and he has eight sacks and 19 tackles.

Barr was released by the Vikings after the season.

His agent did not immediately respond to a message Saturday.

Barr had been suspended by the NFL twice this season for tweeting that the NFL was a “cancer” and a “joke” to the league.

Barr also was suspended for “impersonating a coach” by making a video during a playoff game of himself playing for the Minnesota Vikings in 2011.