Pitt Football Spring Practice: Where's The Duct Tape?

With college athletes everywhere saying things more stupid by the day, I'm surprised we don't see more Twitter bans. But could Paul Chryst implement one at Pitt?

Twitter, as I've come to notice since signing up about a year ago, is a media frenzy. If you're an athlete, it offers little reward and high risk for the simple fact that everyone says idiotic things from time to time. College kids are even more likely to open their traps at inopportune times and for that reason, I'm glad Paul Chryst is thinking of making a Twitter policy:

New Pitt coach Paul Chryst was asked last week whether he had a specific policy on social media.

"We haven't gotten to one yet," he said. "We've got some people on top of that. It's real, right? It's happening. You see it all over, misuse of it. You can also show responsible use of it. But I think it's an issue we have to be conscious of. We don't have a formal policy yet but I can see it coming."

This makes all the sense in the world to me. I can understand why athletes think Twitter is fun, but there's more risk than reward as I mentioned earlier. I'm certainly on board with Chryst in developing a policy.

Note that 'policy' doesn't mean ban - it merely means that there could be rules in place. If it were up to me, I'd be against players tweeting during the season. From the sound of things, it doesn't appear like Chryst is talking ban just yet, but if the policy doesn't work out ...

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