Penn was leaving the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum parking lot after Sunday’s 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens – Oakland’s third straight in a season with high expectations – when a fan heckled him.
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The fan shouted “21 mil” in reference to Penn recently signing a two-year, $21 million contract extension with the Raiders.
Penn got out of his car and confronted the fan. Several members of the stadium’s security force stepped in to prevent from anything from happening.
Penn said in a tweet that the fan “threw a bottle at my car but I should of stayed in the car he was tryna get me to react so he could sue me glad I took a sec 2 think.”
The fan was identified as Salvador Chavvaria of Oakland who took to Instagram and gave his version of the interaction between the two recently on Twitter.
But it appears the same fan took a selfie with Penn some time ago, then commented on it saying he was planning to provoke a fight with Penn in order to have grounds for a personal-injury lawsuit. Penn reacted Monday morning by retweeting the selfie and issuing the warning to athletes.
“To all athletes out there be aware of fake fans tryna extort you I’m glad I didn’t punch dude like I wanted 2 he had this all planned out,” Penn tweeted.