Classical Moments in Athletes’ Tweets

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By Kyle Anderson

Since Twitter first became popular, athletes have flocked to the social media site and kept their followers entertained.  But for every athlete who has enjoyed their time on Twitter, there are plenty more who should have just avoided the site.
1. Jose Canseco
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The Twitter nation watched as former MLB slugger Canseco hit rock bottom.  He announced everything wrong with his life and revealed himself as a shell of his former self. Hard not to feel bad for the guy, but dude, you had to post all this on twitter?
Aug 13 – “It is true I got evicted everything has gone incredibly wrong since I wrote the book juiced.I am now the modern day Frankenstein”
Aug 13 – “Mlb has gone out of there way to destroy my life and they have succeeded.I didn’t realize how powerful they are till now”
Aug 14 – “I am sleeping in someones garage but its pretty good.”

2. Roger Clemens
Besides venting about his recent indictment, the Rocket has also taken the time to personally insult some of his accusers.  Recently, Clemens has turned his Tweetpowers against Jeff Pearlman, a Sports Illustrated columnist who penned the tell-all book The Rocket That Fell to Earth, about Clemens life.  Clemens encourages his cousin Kirby who also has a problem with Pearlman.
Aug 21 – “You go Kirb! He’s a low life wanna-b. By his looks he could star on the Adams Family.”
Aug 21 – “Ouch…Come get ya some. (YOU RANG). No need to get in a piss-n contest with a skunk”
Yes, Clemens is indeed comparing Pearlman to Lurch from The Addams Family, and yes, Pearlman responded; by insulting the Rocket’s haircut. Clearly a mature debate ensued.
3. Chad OchoCinco
Perhaps the most popular athlete tweeter, OchoCinco just received a $25,000 fine from the NFL for tweeting during a preseason game.  His tweets are normally pretty entertaining, but come on Ocho, was this tweet worth all that cash?
Aug 20  –  "Man Im sick of getting hit like that , its the damn preseason [expletive]! 1day I’m gone jump up and start throwing hay makers , #Tylenolplease”
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