Many positive statements are made to players and some even have constructive criticism. This post isn't about those.
It would be one thing if we worried about internet revenue paying for anything more than bandwidth, occasional equipment, or updates. In a way, it's sensational and maybe shocking...precisely the kind post some writers use to generate clicks for dollars.
We've often heard about people sending negative messages to players. Uniformly, administration and sports commentators condemn the practice, but some people don't get the message, don't care or can't control themselves.
These folks have an absolute right to express themselves except for limited speech which might constitute a crime such as harassment or threats.
Likewise, we can point out when they do so. To those who think this post will somehow hurt recruiting, it's out there for any recruit to see now. What they need to see is that we find it unacceptable.
Players shouldn't have to endure these belittling words and insults. It's worse that they get these messages and deal with them by themselves. You can debate whether players should be paid in college, etc. The reality is that 95% of them will never make an NFL roster. They are student athletes.
Below are tweets addressing players directly by using @ plus the athlete's screen name. The tweets are embedded in the post which means: 1. They are word for word (tweets cannot be edited), 2.they have not been photoshopped or made up for this post, and 3. we suspect that if the tweets are deleted, then they'll disappear here too. If any minor's tweets are posted, well, mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, auntie, guardian or whoever you are, this is what junior's saying in public.
We haven't covered every player, but there didn't appear to be any such tweets to Dan Skipper, the running backs or linebackers. These are enough though, and it would be great to have the rest of this page blank as people reconsider and delete their tweets.
To Brandon Allen:
Hey @BrandonAllen_10 don't feel good about that TD. Anyone could lob it up to a wide open receiver
— Nick Granberry (@NickGranberry) October 18, 2014
@BrandonAllen_10 likes it in and around his mouth — Nick Granberry (@NickGranberry) October 18, 2014
@BrandonAllen_10 stop fucking choking you twat. — CJ Thompson (@CJThompson4) October 18, 2014
@BrandonAllen_10 you're a fucking idiot watch the film and you'll want to kill yourself — JR (@JohnJRRyan) October 18, 2014
Wow @RazorbackFB way to suck I'm done with this sorry ass program @BrandonAllen_10 @Budda03 @Jwillpart2 — Mike (@_WPS_GOHOGS_) October 18, 2014
@BrandonAllen_10 Please.... Quit football
— Uncle Dunn (@elDUNNero) October 18, 2014
@BrandonAllen_10 Nigga u play for every team EXCEPT Arkansas. Throwing other niggas the ball n shit — Uncle Dunn (@elDUNNero) October 18, 2014
@BrandonAllen_10 fuck you
— Benny (@TheRealBig_Tuck) October 18, 2014
Go play inter-murals brother @BrandonAllen_10
— Turbo (@TylerTurbyfill) October 18, 2014
you fucking suck @BrandonAllen_10
— Cameron metcalf (@ExcitableGenius) October 18, 2014
WHAT THE FUCK @BrandonAllen_10 ???v
— ♕قاتل ♕ (@FaithStolzer_) October 18, 2014
Well there's another play you fucked up @BrandonAllen_10
— Paxton (@Motha_Licka) October 18, 2014
@BrandonAllen_10 bro u suck ass
— OneHunnidGang (@Gucci_Santana) October 18, 2014
Really wish @BrandonAllen_10 wasn't the worst qb in the country but he continues to blow more than Freddie Mercury
— Paxton (@Motha_Licka) October 18, 2014
@BrandonAllen_10 SRY ASS n #Hogs have arrived at @WMStadium!!! #GeorgiaWinsEasily #UGAvsARK pic.twitter.com/xv1OdANXtg" KMSL #DOGS 35 #HOGS 17
— €aZy€_iAm_VFL_CMG (@eazyeiam501) October 18, 2014
To Tevin Mitchel:
@TevinMitchel8 Good job costing ur team 7 points. Shut ur mouth and just play ball. — Mr. Roundtree (@acewelb) October 18, 2014It all started to unravel after fucking @TevinMitchel8 made that penalty on 3rd down, giving them 15 yards. — Aaron Wade (@AaronWade82) October 18, 2014
— Brad Moore (@bradmoore501) October 18, 2014
Thanks @TevinMitchel8 you cost us another 7 points #jackass
— Rick Decker (@1750agreed) October 18, 2014
@TevinMitchel8 way to go moron — Brad Courtway (@courtwizzle) October 18, 2014