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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: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 8:43 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Oh..its ok..I was just joking.  Sorry.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 7:47 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Wow some people just don't know how to take jokes. I like Bush, I don't think he's great right now, but I like him. People need to suck it up and if they don't like something deal with it or make a real arguement.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 7:33 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets


Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 7:28 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Hey Reggie, just a few things...

Why don't you take some time out of your busy schedule to visit San Francisco and learn how to field know the one you dropped and got your leg broken in week 2 and missed 7 weeks of the season.  Just one more season you've been laid up for a long period.

How about you visit Dallas and learn how to catch wide open touchdown passes and field punts, you let Dallas stick around a make a game out of it all by yourself.

While you're at it, visit Seattle and learn how to catch wide open touchdown passes at the damn 3 yard line.  You know..the first drive of the game. 

Just saying, if you have nothing better to do.  I hope they don't offer you a dime and let you walk..and don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.

I'm sure your fellow team mates, for the time being anyway..err slaves are enjoying hearing this while they build their team when it counts.  You may have heard of things called trust, camaraderie and dedication. 

Games are won on Sundays but the race to the Superbowl begins in May, you know the time you say you're working for "nothing".

You can't be the Man until you are the Man..and you'll never be the Man.  No matter what anyone're just another player on a team with good players..nothing more, nothing less.

I know you're not forced to be here right now.  But you're doing no favors with your silly little tweets.  Kick back..clip your toenails, text Paris Hilton, drink little sweet drinks with pink it up bro. 

I've seen a Saints season ticket holder and come August..I hope you're in Miami, drinking Mojitos..with your new team.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 7:23 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Thats why I hate Twitter, you can't joke on it because people just take you too serious at whatever you tweet. Lets face it, most people on this damn tweeter don't know you as a person, as a friend, they only know you because of who you are, your name and that is why when all these atheletes, celebrities tweet something funny or thinks its funny, people will jump on you because they don't know when you are joking. If I were these people, I cancel my tweeter account.

Since: Dec 19, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 6:55 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

I see the real issue being the fact Reggie Bush has yet to live up to the hype that surrounded him going into the draft.  Reggie Bust cost the Texans GM (at the time of the draft) his job and brought much undeserved scrutiny to Mario Williams (who has done quite well actually).  Reggie Bush is a Prima Donna without the results on the field.  If anyone needs to be "slaving" on the practice field, it's him.

Since: Mar 5, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 6:19 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

actually that aint a bad idea with replacement players they all desirve it. All they are doing is being greedy and seeing who can get richer. I just don't understand what would a person do with all that money. I mean come on look at albert why does a person have to make 300 mill. there is no just anymore and nobody cares about the game and the fans its all about the paycheck. Don't get me wrong i love to have money but that is ridulous, they should take the money and help more kids in need screw the homeless they already prolly have houses. But seriously when is enough enough.

Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 6:13 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Agreed Merrien everyone gets offended if someone says or does the wrong thing who cares?  Did he break any laws? No.  He was just being a smartass on twitter and now everyone is all upset.  Anyone who really thinks what Bush or these other players say on twitter  will affect the outcome of the court case needs to pull their head out of the ass.  I just want the lockout over and Football business to start again.  Maybe the fans should stage a lockout and stop paying the exuberate prices it costs to go to a game now.  If this happned the owners and players wouldn't have anything to fight over the money would dry up on them. I lived through one seasons with the replacement players I don't want to see another one. That's right they couldn't have replacement players their all in the UFL playing.       

Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 6:08 pm

Free reggie!

reggie be angry about this modern slavery.  the nfl plantation system need to free reggie and adrian.  they be disrespected.

Since: Mar 5, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 6:00 pm

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

i like bush open minded and a sense of humor. I'm a fins fan and i would love to see him come play with us like ricky did. Hopefully he will be as good as ricky was for us before his little vacation he took. As long as bush can stay healthy i would say the fins would like him to play but who knows i think we could use his speed and adveristy. And for the fans that critize bush did a lot for that communtiy so no matter what have some respect for the guy.

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