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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 9, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Everyone relax. It's Reggie Bush's twitter and he can say what he wants. Now that everyone has their 15 minutes of faim to put on the web what they want, it's one of those things you just accept. If you don't like Reggie's comments, son't follow his entries on twitter but in the end he's just having some fun.



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: May 10, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Pleasestoptryingtomakeblackathletestheenemy

Oh, good grief-is every word an athlete, particularly a black one, utters going to be used against him? This is ridiculous. Now, when some black athlete comes around to the idea and says media coverage of their comments is being used as a form racial antagonism-don't be suprised. Far too many reporters are trying to kill black athletes' reputations over offhand comments. This is tiring, white folks.



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: May 10, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

hey reggie, if u out there reading...the rams desperatly need a #2 pass catching back. think u would be a great fit! come give us a look...we would love to have u.



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: May 10, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

He should be used to relaxing. He went to USC where he could chill in that house they bought him and in the Pros he's back at home usually after game 2 when he gets hurt. Like to call him another Heisman BUST, however just like his sense of reality, he LOST that too!



Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: May 10, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

We have a winner. 




Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Reggie Bush = greedy, cheating, cry baby...  ditto for Cam Newton



Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2011 1:23 pm
 

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...


Says the Jack Ass posting on a "Social Site!"




Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: May 10, 2011 1:22 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

more evidence of you can take them out but can't take it out of them.



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 1:19 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

while putting our bodies at risk for nothing.
Yea, because its not like the Saints pay him millions of dollars to play football or anything -- and of course, playing football has nothing to do with the millions of dollars in endorsement money he gets, I'm sure he'd get plenty of endorsement deals if he was driving a bus, or selling insurance or banking, whatever.




Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: May 10, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Bush draws criticism for 'relaxing' tweets

Reggie Bush is an Idiot and a Cry Baby


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