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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: Mar 14, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 5:56 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Bush is on the way out.  Mark Ingram is the new man in town.



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Bush = Redskins

Where all the busts go to die



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 5:37 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Get rid of F#cken twitter.

My likes = sports

My hates = TWITTER



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Everyone is all over Bush for making the tweet!! The media throws it out there, and we eat it up...Get over it! Stop living through the media and go take in some sunshine and get some excersise. Bush is a bust and we know it. No need to take what he says personal!!!!



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Since: May 9, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 4:26 pm
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Since: Oct 4, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

irregardless:

Do you really care that it is completely legal?  If it even is.  The law is not completely clear on that.

Don't you want football? This lockout is one of the dumbest ideas in the history of sports.  We sit here as fans paying for a service, and we are being told that it is now not even legal for the teams to get together.  We are paying for and following something that technically doesn't even exist right now.

Legal or not, is it the right decision?  This is the most popular, money making, sport in the U.S.; and they are arguing over petty crap.

If you really care about the writers at CBS and their views on the NFLPA, then you must be working for one of the Owners.

Here's the deal.  The owners are the ones that pay the athletes.  They pay them millions and still make money.  The players would not get the money if it wasn't offered in the first place.

If you were offered millions to play a game wouldn't you? If you were offered millions to do most any job, wouldn't you?

The owners and the players both have a right to get something out of this, but the lockout is just plain dumb.  Who shuts down their business completely because they have a disagreement?  Is this really a good business decision?





Since: Mar 6, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Maybe we should just start paying attention to football playing and only football playing issues with the players and start ignoring what they say and do outside the lines.



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

He isn't joking he is a lazy slacker.  Good move by the Saints to draft another running back to replace this clown.



Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

I guess having millions of dollars causes the brain of a human to swell to egotistic proportions. 



Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 4:08 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Arer athletes getting dumber these days?  I mean they know what happens and has happened to other players when they say comments on Twitter, Facebook, etc yet they continue to do it.

Was what he said bad?  Not really but it was a poor choice of words "slaving."


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