Late Thursday afternoon Butch leapt into action and banned his players from using Twitter. Talk about closing the barn door after the horse has left! Here you can read 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 to Coples, I want to make a point about the convenient ”rap lyrics” explanation given to Ramsay’s tweet. Way back in July we were given the same excuse for Marvin’s tweets about Club Liv. You remember those:
Although apparently Marv was parroting rap lyrics, it was also true that he was in Miami that weekend at a huge agent party — contrary to what UNC partisans were telling us at the time. So let’s not be too quick to explain away Ramsay’s Tweet about his teammates getting money as pure fiction, particulary with the monumental scandals swirling around Chapel Hill right now.
Quinton Coples’ tweet, which I think is the real reason for Butch’s prohibition, 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 think look gay. What enlightened human beings they are. Certainly worthy of scholarships to a “Public Ivy” such as UNC. Is it more remarkable that Butch has to treat these college students like they are in 4th grade, or that the Twitter prohibition did not happen sooner, given that all of this might not be happening were it not for Marvin’s escapades made famous by Twitter (with some help from SFN).
Also tonight I wanted to pass along to you this site, where you can actually buy “I support Butch” t-shirts. Someone should email them and suggest that they make some in red and white! I think they could sell several thousand of those.