Updated: May 9, 2012 9:54AM
Maybe his Twitter battle with Bears teammate Chris
Harris gave him false
bravado, but defensive tackle Anthony Adams regretted it when he opted to engage comedian Marlon Wayans in a back-and-forth after meeting him.
‘‘I don’t know why you’d want to pick a fight with a comedian,’’ Adams said, ‘‘but he started it.’’
Wayans clowned Adams by suggesting the chalk on his knees on his Twitter
avatar – of the player
running in his uniform at Soldier Field – actually was ashy knees that required lotion.
‘‘He went off the far end,’’ Adams said, ‘‘so I had to say something back.’’
Adams compared the slightly built Wayans to a microphone stand and joked about his foul breath and haircut.
Twitter has allowed Adams to showcase his personality and passion, be it for football, his family or his off-the-field pleasures, such as comedy.
Adams met some of his Twitter fans Tuesday at various stops throughout Chicago, including Wow Bao, Sports
Authority, Sears and The Bean at Millennium Park, where he gave away two tickets to a fan who attempted his signature ‘‘Fat Man Dance.’’
‘‘A lot of people think we’re jerks, but we’re not,’’ Adams said.
And, unlike some peers, Adams doesn’t draw lines.
‘‘It comes along with the territory,’’ he said of fan interaction. ‘‘It’s not every day you see a guy who plays for the Bears or a pro athlete.’’