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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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Comments

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 10:56 am
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

social media will be the beginning of the end of this country....when people spend more time on there then working hard and keeping this country great...



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 10:56 am
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

The only people who are bigger prima donnas than players are the fans who follow them on Twitter.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 10:51 am
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

People always thought that NFL players were for the most part pretty stupid.  Twitter has removed all doubt.



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 10:40 am
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

“Everybody complaining about the lockout! Shoot I'm making the most of it! Vacation, rest, relaxing, appearances here and there! I'm good!”

I don't believe he was joking at all!!!! I really think he is just chilling on the couch and living a celebrity life. I bet you he gets hurt this year, cause his butt should be training. Now he may be, but I havent seen or heard of him training with any teammates. If there is shoot me a link!


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