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FSU head coach, Jimbo Fisher, has banned his team from Twitter. Fisher announced his decision on Tuesday at the ACC Kickoff.
After several players recently posted "objectionable" tweets, Fisher feels it’s best for the team to take a break from the social networking site.
How long will the team maintain their 140 characters-or-less silence? Until January at the earliest. Fisher stated, “During the season, I think it’s something we’re not going to touch.”
This isn’t the first time the FSU’s football players have left Twitter. Halfway through last season thousands of followers were unable to keep up with their favorite players’ every move. The quiet time was initiated by the players so they could focus on football.
This time the shutdown is not optional.
It’s not that Fisher is a Twitter hater. He appreciates the site’s benefits, but believes “it’s a power that you must understand the implications of when you use.” The players need to remember that as FSU student-athletes, they are representatives of the university.
While most of the unsavory tweets came from underclassmen, Fisher was quick to say the statements are “not indicative of who they are, and they’re not understanding the ramifications of it.”
Quarterback E.J. Manuel and Defensive End Brandon Jenkins agree the team seems more focused since the ban. Jenkins hopes this will help them avoid making the same mistakes as last season.
Photo Courtesty of Warchant.com
“LeBron James didn’t tweet the whole playoffs, and he won the NBA Finals,” Jenkins said. “So hopefully, if we don’t tweet the whole season, we’ll come out with a trophy.”
A trophy you say? As in National Champions? Hell, at this point I’ll settle for a major bowl game win.
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