Thursday, September 15, 2011
Student-athletes should NOT be allowed on Twitter, facebook, etc Part 2
Part 1 was here. And this season has done little to change my opinion on that. See the imbeciles mentioned here. And even bigger imbeciles here.
Having kids on their might mean they make a mistake and say something they really should't (see Reshard Mendenhall, among others including an English soccer player, expressing their thoughts about 9/11). But the danger of them saying something stupid is pretty minimal. It'll happen, and some damage may be done, but we're talking maybe less than 1% of players over a decade. The bigger danger is idiots in the general public, as we're seeing already this season, and there will almost assuredly be countless more examples as the season continues. Just how sickening they can get, the Oklahoma stuff shows, and it can probably, somehow even as hard as it might be to imagine, get even worse. There are some sick and demented individuals in this world, and they will act like the sick and demented individuals to the detriment of others. Greg McGarity, be proactive about this before something really ugly happens (we saw the Boise reaction, now let's imagine we win out until Florida and someone drops a key pass like Terrence Edwards did, or a DB gets burned late for a game winning TD, or Murray has another 3 pick day; you get the picture). Tell every student athlete at the University of Georgia to close their social media accounts now.