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Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Posted on: May 10, 2011 8:45 am
Edited on: May 10, 2011 8:46 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

If Saints RB Reggie Bush really was trying to make a joke Monday on Twitter, he’d do well to remember one thing: sarcasm rarely comes through in that social medium.

On his Twitter account, Bush wrote “Everybody complaining about the lockout! Shoot I'm making the most of it! Vacation, rest, relaxing, appearances here and there! I'm good!” and “Right about now we would be slaving in 100 degree heat, practicing twice a day, while putting our bodies at risk for nothing.’

A few minutes later, he tweeted the following: “FYI last tweet was a joke! Relax people damn it's called sense of humor! Cry me a river why don't you.”

In between, Bush got lambasted by people because A) playing and practicing football was, you know, his job and B) they didn’t appreciate the term “slaving.”

But there’s potentially a larger problem at play here other than football fans getting upset about something so trivial that a utility running back off-handedly wrote. In the court system, the NFLPA is trying to argue that the NFL owners locking them out are causing the players irreparable harm, and that's a big reason why the District Court granted an injunction to lift the lockout. It’s a little tougher to argue that point when the owners’ lawyers can point to a tweet by Bush that says, “I’m good!” 

Sarcasm or not, it just wasn’t a good idea.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 4:29 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: May 12, 2011 1:01 am
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

They should send him over to the Steelers along with the rest of those thugs and convicts.



Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Players are paid to play, not draw negative attention to themselves and the team.




Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Hey Slo - If Bush gets cut he is in real trouble. Probably only 29 other teams that would be interested. You have no clue as to the value Bush has to the NO Saints. In order to limit Bush, you have to allow other openings. Maybe he hasn't beenall world in stats, but there are a lot of guys who put up stats, but there team doesn't win.



Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Who cares!!! Its a lockout! If he wants to sit around all day doing nothing its his buisness. Every player is doing different things to keep busy anyway. When the time comes to play im sure he'll be back and in shape. Pretty doubtful he got out of shape in the past five months anyway.



Since: May 11, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

People do need to relax - enjoy life and stop taking every little word so freaking seriously. Have fun, enjoy life. If Bush wants to relax in his time off, let him. It's only going to hurt him when he does start playing again.  He will be out of shape and probably get cut.  He hasn't really lived up to his potential and expectations anyway. Let him get cut and learn a lesson.



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: May 11, 2011 1:18 pm
 

@ Da Commish

If it's a complex thought that I'm trying to make, I need to take the time to do it. This is what Rashard Mendenhall should have done. For what I wrote, it had to be that way. Besides, you can simply choose to ignore it.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 1:12 pm
 

enslaved

bush tired of being treated like a slave by the rich white man. free reggie from this modern slavery!


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