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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: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 9:20 am
 

WHO GIVES A ____?

Twitter and Facebook have been sources of BS stories lately.  Please end the lockout so we can talk about players fighting, complaining and battling for starting positions and leave this tweet crap alone.  I know people are putting themselves out there by tweeting, but you do have the option of not following him, if he is not your cup of tea. Stop beating these tweets to death. Most people are bored and are just typing crap. 



Since: Sep 18, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 9:07 am
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

The real reason Reggie is enjoying the lockout so much is because he know as long as he is off the field, there is know way he is going to get knocked the f@ck out!  Remember that big hit by Sheldon Brown a couple years back where he had to crawl off the field like a 215 pound baby.  Between him getting USC in trouble, giving back his Heisman and whatever other shady start he is up too, maybe he can start thinking about helping his team out and not being a prima donna.



Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: May 11, 2011 9:06 am
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Bush should just keep his over-rated over-paid rear end shut! He's never rushed for 1000-yards or is that good of a receiver or punt returner. I do not care what he has to say. Maybe he has a case of Kim Kardashianism (always wants their 20-seconds of fame). On top of all this he's isn't a stand up professional player either. Just look how he handled the whole USC scandal.



Since: May 10, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 9:02 am
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

WELL SAID ! LUGGAGE MAN




Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:51 am
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

the guy had a moment of honest, why is this a big deal to everyone? who cares? and who the hell are "we" to judge anyone for something like that?



Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:46 am
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Here's a perfect example why the current support system of the professional player doesn't work....

So many of these athletes do this type of thing & then they have to come back & apologize or recant a statement.

Too my understaning, this guy has an agent, PR rep, attorney,  etc... And all of these people get paid to keep this guy on track; right?


When you're that stupid, the only effective "support system" is being locked inside a cage and only allowed out on game day. What is it with mediocre running backs and stupid tweets?



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 6:06 am
 

Bush is OVERRATED

Reggie Bush is not even that great of an NFL player.  Constantly hurt or fumbling.  So gives a crap what he tweets.  He's a cheater plain and simple.



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 2:14 am
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Here's a perfect example why the current support system of the professional player doesn't work....

So many of these athletes do this type of thing & then they have to come back & apologize or recant a statement.

Too my understaning, this guy has an agent, PR rep, attorney,  etc... And all of these people get paid to keep this guy on track; right?

If u accept being a "star", then just keep in mind that u can't do what us "regular" people do... lol



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 1:47 am
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

freedom of speech has never also meant freedom from consequenses. hes allowed legal to say what he wants, but people also have the freedom to get mad at him when he does. 

and its a joke people, grow up.  



Since: Nov 22, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 1:28 am
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

t!!!!



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