Late Thursday afternoon Butch leapt into action and banned his players from using Twitter.Â Talk about closing the barn door after the horse has left!Â Here you can readÂ the WTVD story.
The piece leads off:
CHAPEL HILL (WTVD) — UNC Head Football Coach Butch Davis banned his players from using Twitter on Thursday.
The move to ban use of the microblogging service comes after recent troubles with fullback Devon Ramsay.
He paraphrased a line from rapper Big Sean about “all his teammates gettin’ money so he calls them gang green.” A couple days later; he posted a highly questionable photo.
Defensive end Quinton Coples is also getting some heat for something he said on his account.
Before we get toÂ Coples, I want to make a point about the convenient Â “rap lyrics” explanation given to Ramsay’s tweet.Â Way back in July we were given the same excuse for Marvin’s tweets about Club Liv.Â You remember those:
Although apparently Marv was parroting rap lyrics, it was also true that he was in Miami that weekend at a hugeÂ agent party — contrary to what UNC partisans were telling us at the time.Â So let’s not be too quick to explain away Ramsay’s Tweet about his teammates getting moneyÂ as pure fiction, particulary with theÂ monumental scandals swirling around Chapel Hill right now.
Quinton Coples’ tweet, which I think is the real reason forÂ Butch’s prohibition,Â was:
@QueCoples: a dude that looks gay just sat by one of my teammates i think he knows we laughing at him smh #stopthegayness
Good to know that the UNC-CH football players get together and laugh at people who they thinkÂ look gay.Â WhatÂ enlightened human beings they are.Â Certainly worthy of scholarships toÂ a “PublicÂ Ivy” such as UNC.Â Is itÂ more remarkableÂ that Butch has to treat theseÂ college studentsÂ like they are in 4th grade, orÂ thatÂ the Twitter prohibitionÂ did notÂ happen sooner, given that all of this might not be happening were it not for Marvin’sÂ escapades made famous byÂ TwitterÂ (with some help fromÂ SFN).
Also tonight I wanted to pass along to you this site, where you can actually buy “I support Butch” t-shirts.Â Someone should email them and suggest that they make some in red and white!Â I think they could sell several thousand of those.