Posts Tagged Social Media

No Social Media? How will Clemson FB Survive?


The news out of Clemson may be troubling if you play Tiger’s football and you think you are addicted to the social media. According to Scott Keepfer, writing for the Greeneville (SC) News: “The Clemson football team’s social media shutdown went into effect on Aug. 3, the first day of fall camp. Players don’t have to delete their social media accounts, but are forbidden from being active on them until season’s end. The annual ban, which has become standard procedure for the Tigers over the past several seasons, is designed […]

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Sports Ethics Minute: Curt Schilling Sticks Up for His Daughter

The Schillings

Curt Schilling has taken a social media stance for his daughter – it is about time that someone in sports stood up for what is right in regard the social media. If you haven’t heard the story, let me skip to the basic details. Curt Schilling’s daughter Gabby, inherited her father’s pitching skills; she is so good that last year she pitched in the USSSA Girls Fastpitch World Series. She got accepted into Salve Regina University for their Seahawks fastpitch team. If you are a parent, or have a niece […]

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Mario Balotelli: Why Athletes and Social Media Often Don’t Mix


Sports Ethics has a program that addresses choices, consequences and the social media. Why a whole program devoted to just that one topic? We never cease to be amazed over how quickly and how deeply athletes can get themselves into trouble over tweets and posts. Back in the “olden days,” an athlete could say something dumb or unintentional and it might make it to a newspaper story or even to a radio station and it could be “buried,” deleted or edited. The athlete might have time to go back and […]

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A Twitter Fight Brandon Marshall Cannot Win

Brandon Marshall

About 10 days ago, the Chicago Bears lost a game to the Green Bay Packers. When they lost, their record put them below the Detroit Lions. It should have ended there. It didn’t. As fans sometimes do, a Detroit Lions fan sent out a tweet to Chicago’s Brandon Marshall. He called Marshall a b***h. OK, I’m going to lose it over that if I am Brandon Marshall. Then the “fan” went on to call Marshall’s mother a whore. When Marshall saw the tweet, he challenged the fan to a fight […]

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Paul George versus Twitter versus Free Speech

Paul George

In America we still have the right to free speech, and hopefully, we still have the right to our own thoughts but these rights may come with consequences. In an article by Michael Klopman for The Huffington Post (September 11, 2014) entitled: “Paul George Tweeted Some Controversial Comments On Ray Rice Case,” the writer states: “Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George had some controversial thoughts on the Ray Rice domestic violence situation and decided to post them on his Twitter page.” Rather than post the usual Twitter screen shots let me […]

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