Another Twitter oops, this time in the world of professional sports: Jets receiver David Clowney was benched during the team's victory over Tennessee because he Tweet-complained about his playing time in the previous win over the Patriots: "1 play in the 1st Half, 4 plays in the 2nd half ... A bit disappointed about my playing time but very happy and satisfied about the win."
Coach Rex Ryan is having none of that social networking/messaging on his watch! Ryan explained to the Daily News, "I was upset with him for a couple of reasons. One of them is that you'll hear things if a guy's unhappy or whatever. I am not a big Twitter guy, but you hear different things. To me it's about our team, and in understanding it's about our team, no individual is bigger than the team." And he said that Clowney's response was impressive, because he stepped up in practice this week and will probably get the team practice player award for the week! Oh, and BTW—Clowney is currently in the weight room!
But Twittering athletes is still an issue that some teams and sports programs are dealing with: The Miami Heat doesn't allow its player to Tweet from the arena and Texas Tech football banned Twittering after a player criticized coach Mike Leach. Leach said that Twitter is "a bunch of narcissists that want to sit and type stuff about themselves all the time. We'll put mirrors in some of their lockers if that's necessary, but they don't have to Twitter."