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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
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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: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: May 10, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

I know when I was doing daily tripples in college that I would rather be doing what Bush described. This country is getting way out of fricken control with political correctness.  If you dont like it don't read it. We are turning into a country of a bunch of whiney babies.



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 3:44 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

David maybe if this was a comment from Drew Brees or Vilma we could be more understanding. But coming from the mouth or phone of Bust is a complete joke and shows he lacks what is needed to be what he was hyped as being. As far as I am concerned he can hit the road and see what it is like to truly be paid what he is worth.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Personally, I don't see the big deal. What did he say that is so bad? That he'd rather be relaxing than be in training camp? Maybe not the gung-ho attitude his coaches would like to see, but so what? If he plays well (wherever that might be) when the lock-out is over, why should any of us care?   



Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

This is the same player who put himself ahead of his school by knowingly accepting huge benefits for himself and his family. No surprise he still lacks common sense to protect his fellow players. But it is still all about Reggie.



Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: May 10, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Typical race card from their ilk.

See what I mean? Armchair proves it. To his ilk, everything bad is nothing more than "the man trying to keep em down". It's all crackas fault we hate crackas. And they wonder??



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 3:00 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Funny how the bloggers here at CBS are retardedly proNFLPA. Josh Hasnowits is just as scared as Freeman that the court will see the reality of the situation and rule in accordance with the law, that the lockout is 100% legal.



Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

 LMAO......where is Jimmy the Greek when you need him. He'd be able to explain the physical and mental differences between the races...LOL!

 



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Totally agree-some people are dying to be outraged at the comments of athletes, that's why I'm tired of this type of athlete-antagonistic story. Some reporters appear to see it has their moral duty to get as many fans riled up and contemptuous of athletes as possible. I call it propaganda of antagonism-just keep over-reporting quotes, utterances and the off-hand comments and jokes of athletes with the unexpressed purpose of antagonizing fans. Tiring.

Your comments are tiring.......  White folks?  Laughable.  The African American community seems to be harder on their athletes than the white folks are.  You mean to tell me that if Brian Urlacher or Peyton Hillis had tweeted the same thing, this would not be a story?  You are Naive, and it's a good thing you are an "Arm chair" anything.  You shouldn't be allowed to leave the house with your racially motivated way of thinking.  Did you not get hugged enough when you were a child?

What Reggie said was dumb, but would we expect anything different from a spoiled, self righteous athlete these days?  I sure don't.  If I did, that would be my own damn fault.




Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Armchair, its people like you that are the real problem. All you see is black and white. For whatever reason you see everything as racist, regardless of the situation. It's not about color, its about what is being said or done. Its not just african american athletes, but apparently you only see that because you want to. By playing the pathetic racism card you are the one being racist. Not everything is racist. News flash, black people arent perfect. Neither is anyone else. Stop hiding behind race. Thats just irresponsible and quite frankly, its childish too.



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:28 pm
 

gdtann1-totally agree with your post.

Totally agree-some people are dying to be outraged at the comments of athletes, that's why I'm tired of this type of athlete-antagonistic story. Some reporters appear to see it has their moral duty to get as many fans riled up and contemptuous of athletes as possible. I call it propaganda of antagonism-just keep over-reporting quotes, utterances and the off-hand comments and jokes of athletes with the unexpressed purpose of antagonizing fans. Tiring.


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