Bills receiver David Clowney posted a tweet on Tuesday stating he got a negative test for AIDS. "Got My HIV results back!!! Thank God for keeping my body healthy and safe" said Clowney. And he posted a photo of the test (above).
This prompted various reactions. One follower tweeted: "I applaud @DavidClowney for tweeting his HIV results. It raises awareness. Everyone needs to get tested."
In apparent response to critics of his tweet, Clowney posted: "Some people are Ridiculously stupid ... And can't see the bigger picture about things that are important in this world." And: "Everyone should get tested!! ... Don't wait till HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to find out if you have it or not!!" And: "I'm never the type to let things get to me. But it bothers the hell out of me to know people make jokes about AIDS and HIV!!"
Clowney was signed by the Bills right after last season ended, on Jan. 5. in He has 22 catches for 341 yards in three NFL seasons, mostly with the Jets. He's a speedster, and he's bidding to earn playing time among a group of contenders for the outside receiver position opposite Stevie Johnson. Clowney also has used twitter to promote his foundation. He's running a youth football camp and charity weekend in Delray, Fla., June 7-10.---Mark Gaughan