Social media was abuzz Thursday upon learning former TCU wide receiver Kolby Listenbee is suing TCU and the Big 12 Conference for a pattern of abuse and harassment.
Reactions on social media to the lawsuit ranged from confusion to anger, with many – like Fort Worth residents Steve Munday and Benjamin Montes – claiming Listenbee is blaming TCU head coach Gary Patterson, the university and others for a lackluster NFL career of his own doing.
“Victimhood as a second career choice,” one Facebook user wrote.
“So you’re making claims after you didn’t make the cut,” another wrote.
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“Did they force you to take the shots? Hell no,” another person posted to Facebook. “You wanted to show the NFL scouts.”
Others even went so far as to tweet their displeasure directly at Listenbee.
Not all TCU fans were quite as vocal against Listenbee. Some of the TCU faithful took to social media to express a general disappointment with the situation.
Fans of TCU’s rivals - like Ryan Martin, a Baylor fan from Dallas - also took the news as opportunity to blast the Frogs.
“Have fun, TCU,” Martin wrote. “Don’t throw stones in glass houses. Sic ‘Em, Bears!”