To Tweet, or Not to Tweet

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:33 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Feb 15, 2011 7:14 PM CDT

Officially, Jordan Spriggs is my &ldquo;Dumbest Person on the Planet&rdquo; award winner for this week. Why?<br/><br/>The Auburn football player tweeted the following: &ldquo;man who is good at writing papers??????????? I pay&rdquo;<br/><br/>You have got to be kidding me. Come on. <br/><br/>Athletes, consider this a warning for those of you out there that are dumb enough to think nobody watches what you do. Twitter is not just for your buddies. Facebook is not just a tool for you to use when you&rsquo;re trying to meet some foxy ladies on campus. EVERYONE can see what you&rsquo;re writing. That includes coaches, professors and the NCAA. <br/><br/>Mr. Spriggs should expect a phone call, or a tweet, from head coach Gene Chizik very soon. <br/><br/>Star athlete or not, you have to do your own homework. Imagine what would happen here if a state player did that.<br/><br/>How would we respond if GJ Kinne tweeted:<br/>&ldquo;Hey world. Just got this great new pill that makes me run faster!&rdquo;<br/><br/>Not that he would do that. That&rsquo;d be ridiculous.<br/><br/>How about Justin Blackmon. Say he tweeted:<br/>&ldquo;Can&rsquo;t believe I got away with stealing this! This leather jacket is nice&rdquo;<br/><br/>He&rsquo;d be busted. <br/><br/>Do these athletes not use their heads?? I tweet, occasionally. <br/><br/>@Bobby_L <br/><br/>I would never write something that would be inappropriate or illegal because, like we&rsquo;ve talked about, it&rsquo;s just plain dumb to do what Mr. Spriggs did. <br/><br/>To All Oklahoma Athletes: DON&rsquo;T DO ANYTHING PUBLICALLY THAT SHOULD BE SAID PRIVATELY! DON&rsquo;T JEOPARDIZE YOURSELVES. YOU&rsquo;RE SMARTER THAN THAT! <br/><br/>Hopefully. <br/><br/>Oh yeah. Follow us @Oklahoma Sports_Dot_Com