TO TWEET OR NOT TO TWEET?
Mississippi State men’s basketball coach Rick Stansbury kicked a player off the team.
Brandon Marcello of the Clarion Ledger (via Bleacher Report) on a freshmen who was going to red-shirt this season…then decided to tweet about it.
“These b***es tried to f**k me over.. That’s y I red shirted .. But I wish my homies a great as* season.. I don’t even know y I’m still here”
Someone is upset.
But is tweeting the way to go?
How about going to the coach and talking it over?
The mother of the player is quoted throughout the article.
Angela Gardner said her son was lied to during the recruiting process earlier this year, when he was told by coaches he would see significant playing time this season. Upon learning he would be part of a three-man rotation at shooting guard, D.J. Gardner approached the coaching staff and asked for a redshirt year, she said.
“It’s like they sold him a dream,” she said.
The controversial tweets were “not about him being redshirted because he did approach them about that,” she explained. “The only reason why he approached them was because they lied to him during recruiting.”
As for the profane tweets?
“I don’t uphold my kid when he is wrong,” Angela Gardner said. “I don’t like the tweets. It’s not acceptable to me but he was upset.”
Do coaches promise players playing time during their recruiting process?
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