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Steve Davis: Athletes & Twitter

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This seems to be a growing problem. Athletes run their mouths, or fingers, on Twitter, and get in serious trouble.

Terrell Stoglin was put in place at Maryland. Towson football coach Rob Ambrose has banned his players from tweeting, at least for now. A high school athlete was kicked out of school for tweeting inappropriate sexual remarks. I am not a big fan of schools denying athletes first amendment rights. Don’t take away their rights, just educate them how to be smart about what they’re saying.

That said, if I’m a coach, I don’t want my players tweeting. Too much risk of saying something stupid, or even committing some kind of a violation. The athletes might keep their rights, which means schools have to allocate a ludicrous amount of resources to monitor them.

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