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League's Twitter policy won't be "anything dramatic"

As the NFL continues to formulate a policy regarding the use of Twitter by its players, we periodically check on its status.

In an e-mail sent to us this morning, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello writes that the Twitter policy has not yet been finalized, but that we shouldn’t expect “anything dramatic.”

Said Aiello:  “We embrace Twitter as a great new way to communicate with fans.  We are simply clarifying how it should be applied in various circumstances.”

That said, the individual teams might impose (and some have already) their own policies regarding the time, place, and/or content of the tweeting. 

And the content will always be a potential concern.  Things said on Twitter are no different than things said at a press conference.  But it’ll take a while for players to realize that they’re likely to be a lot looser with their thoughts when sitting at their keyboards — especially if they’ve also been bending their elbows.

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6 Responses to “League's Twitter policy won't be "anything dramatic"”
  1. El Colon says: Aug 23, 2009 1:43 PM

    bending their elbows? what does that mean??

  2. Ken says: Aug 23, 2009 2:49 PM

    “Bending their elbows” is a reference for drinking alcohol.

  3. Marty says: Aug 23, 2009 3:36 PM

    Bending their elbows is a reference to masturbating – Florio thinks he is being colorful but he is actually just a a very poor writer.

  4. descendency says: Aug 23, 2009 6:30 PM

    Too bad you can’t tweet mid play.

  5. Serr8d says: Aug 24, 2009 7:06 AM

    Why you busting on Florio, Marty? If you don’t like reading him, there’s other sites on the innertubes. Try Disney or something.
    Florio, where’s your Twitter presence? I hear all the cool kids are doing it.
    http://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing
    http://twitter.com/tennesseetitans
    http://twitter.com/kbull53 (Keith Bulluck)
    http://twitter.com/ChrisJohnson28
    If nothing else, the player’s ‘tweets’ (an unfortunate expression) are usually full of hilarity.
    And Peter King tweeted that you’re a pansy, Florio, if you don’t start tweeting.

  6. texasPHINSfan says: Aug 24, 2009 11:56 AM

    we need a time machine.
    we could go back in time, find out who invented twitter, and we can bludgeon them to death.
    all problems solved.

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