We’ve been checking from time to time over the past few days the Twitter page of Warren Sapp for any type of public statement regarding his weekend arrest for misdemeanor battery.
But Sapp, who has posted a total of 85,040 tweets, has yet to add anything since 6:11 a.m. ET on February 6.
It means that Sapp is getting good advice from his lawyer, and that he’s heeding it.
Anything that Sapp places on Twitter or elsewhere could be used against him in court. And if he says anything at all, he’ll be inundated with requests from his 329,000-plus followers to address the allegations. (There’s also a chance that he already is getting flooded with all sorts of Twitter messages, both supportive and critical.)
Sapp could, in theory, post a general, “I’ll keep tweeting but I’m not talking about the pending legal case”-style message, and then continue to tweet about other things. But the safest and most prudent course of action for Sapp is to keep away from Twitter until this matter is resolved.
Of course, some would say that, in general, the safest and most prudent course of action for anyone is to keep away from Twitter, permanently.