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OSU's Ross latest to go off on Twitter, apologize

Posted on: February 15, 2012 1:31 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2012 3:30 pm
By Gary Parrish

LaQuinton Ross deleted the Tweet and apologized pretty quickly.

But by then, as is almost always the case in this fast-paced world, the damage was done.

"Don't know how much longer I can take this BULL----!!!!!" Ross Tweeted, and I think it's reasonable to assume "this BULL----" was in reference to the fact that Ohio State coach Thad Matta didn't play Ross Tuesday night for the fifth straight game. Elite recruits don't like sitting the bench, you know? But Ross' comments are also interesting in a larger scope, because they come just a few days after Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin Tweeted his displeasure with Mark Turgeon's decision to bench him in crucial minutes.

I don't care whether Matta and Turgeon are right or wrong.

That's not the point.

The point is that athletes must learn, sooner or later, that Tweeting something in the year 2012 is no different than saying something into a microphone held by Clark Kellogg. It's all for public consumption. I hear your thoughts when you say them live on CBS. I read your thoughts when you Tweet them to your followers -- if only because your followers RT them and those thoughts find me somehow, in this case via an email from our Ohio State Rapid Reporter.

Bottom line, don't be stupid.

If you're an athlete at a high-profile school -- you know, like Ohio State, which just so happens to be ranked sixth nationally -- you need to ask yourself one question before Tweeting anything: Would I say these words into a microphone with a television camera in my face? If the answer is a negative, don't hit "send." Because if you do, you'll look silly. And then you're just gonna end up deleting the Tweet and subsequently apologizing, at which point you'll look even sillier than you did before.
Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: February 17, 2012 4:25 pm
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Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 12:02 pm

OSU's Ross latest to go off on Twitter, apologize

I heard he cant sell his shoes, jersey or trade autographs for the hippy lettuce for one whole week....OOOHHH!!!

Since: Nov 6, 2010
Posted on: February 16, 2012 12:19 am

OSU's Ross latest to go off on Twitter, apologize

Ross....what at tool.

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:48 pm

OSU's Ross latest to go off on Twitter, apologize

LaQuinton? Isn't that a hotel chain and a city in California? Perhaps Mr. Ross should consider taking his massive talents elsewhere, where he can properly signify, represent, and be treated like the grown man he is.

Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:42 pm

OSU's Ross latest to go off on Twitter, apologize

I'm sure someone as bright as you will find something to do...   or a little something to play with!

Since: Apr 15, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 11:14 pm

OSU's Ross latest to go off on Twitter, apologize

OSU is a cesspool.  It only takes one player to tell the truth to the NCAA Enforcement Committee and it will be all over for their basketball or football programs. 
Wow's so awesome that you have this insider information!  I just don't know how you are able to keep all this evidence to yourself....guess it's more fun to make constantly make sweeping, far reaching accusations with nothing to support them than to provide the actual evidence!  Pretty impressive level of restraint you have...Sealed

Since: Jul 11, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 10:22 pm

OSU's Ross latest to go off on Twitter, apologize

if i was at ohio state i wouldn't be able to take that bull shit etiher. living in ohio, not playing, cedar point is closed, whatcha gonna do?

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2012 10:00 pm

OSU's Ross latest to go off on Twitter, apologize

I love how people act like they know everything about a school or a program and they get on message boards and fill us all in. Newsflash: College athletics is messed up across the country. Ohio State got caught for breaking the rules, plain and simple. Tressell was/is an idiot, and I don't/can't forgive the guy. I am not happy about things that went down and I don't defend or condone any of it. It all still pisses me off. I am in the minority of Buckeye fans, but I think their penalties should have been bigger and more severe. I am also not one to throw out the "everybody's doing it" excuse, cause its just that, an excuse. Everybody is not doing it. Many are (SEC I'm looking in your direction), but I would like to think that some are not. Unfortunately we are in a day where I don't think most of us would be completely comfortable if the NCAA were to pull back the curtain on their school. 

And BTW: I'm not sure what a kid tweeting about not getting playing time has anything to do with Ohio State and scandal or controversy or breaking NCAA rules. The kid was a top recruit who had academic issues and couldn't play or practice with the team the first semester. Since he has become eligible he is extremely behind everyone else on the team in terms of understanding plays and playing defense. So Matta isn't comfortable playing him. When the kid does play, he looks completely lost on the court. Thats it. And that has nothing to do with Ohio State being a "dirty program". 

Since: Jan 18, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 9:58 pm

OSU's Ross latest to go off on Twitter, apologize

Wow.  The OSU basketball program is dirty now?  Do you have any facts with which to back that (baseless) accusation? Get out of here and quit your meaningless hating on the OSU basketball team.  If you want to call out the football team, fine- There are real reasons to do so.  But to bash a clean basketball program that graduates many of its elite players, or at least retains many of its elite players for multiple years (years of education at a top-50 ranked school, nonetheless), is simply idiotic and without merit.  Troll on, though, troll master.

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2012 9:25 pm

OSU's Ross latest to go off on Twitter, apologize

Right on Teres Minor.  OSU should not get the respect it seems to get in sports.  If the truth were known, it's a dirty program but nobody will officially come forward even though many know the truth.  


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