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Twitter page might have prompted Chargers to clip Byrd's wings

So why did the Chargers cut receiver Demetrius Byrd?  We assumed it had a lot to do with his recovery, or lack thereof, from last year’s auto accident.

But then a reader sent a link to Byrd’s Twitter page.

Here’s one of the entries:  Hey twitt fam is it gay to like justin bieber?  Cuz
I’m not gay but I’m feelin dat baby sng dat shit rockin right now on my
cd also
.”

It was made earlier today.  The same day the Chargers cut him.

Given that San Diego fined former cornerback Antonio Cromartie for complaining via Twitter regarding training camp cuisine, it wouldn’t surprise us to learn that, once the Chargers say the Justin Bieber tweet, they decided that it was time to move on.

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33 Responses to “Twitter page might have prompted Chargers to clip Byrd's wings”
  1. holycow says: Mar 22, 2010 9:12 PM

    I doubt it.

  2. Real Vikings fans wouldn't cheer for Favre says: Mar 22, 2010 9:13 PM

    To answer his question, no, it is not gay to like Justin Bieber’s music.

  3. JSpicoli says: Mar 22, 2010 9:14 PM

    Don’t ask don’t tell

  4. rolltide says: Mar 22, 2010 9:17 PM

    Maybe it was less the comment itself but the fact that Byrd apparently speaks in a strange patois that seems to include elements of the English language yet is distinctly unique?

  5. dogma1 says: Mar 22, 2010 9:19 PM

    Huh? What is this all about.

  6. joelsieeee says: Mar 22, 2010 9:22 PM

    Florio, are you suggesting they did in fact cut him because it is gay to like justin bieber?

  7. Sourdough says: Mar 22, 2010 9:23 PM

    Is it possible that Demetrius Byrd is one of Antonio Cromartie’s seven children?

  8. Cake Or Death says: Mar 22, 2010 9:23 PM

    Do you guys get all your hard news by reading message boards?

  9. SprintPhoneFTW says: Mar 22, 2010 9:30 PM

    yes. yes, it is gay to like Justin Bieber. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Except the liking Justin Bieber part.

  10. Mediotocracy says: Mar 22, 2010 9:32 PM

    There was a lot of stuff on his tweets far worse than that…… I’m surprised he wasn’t let go sooner.

  11. downwithdansnyder says: Mar 22, 2010 9:33 PM

    Why do people think everyone else cares about their every thought? Did he really need to “tweet” that? Absurd.

  12. TFBuckFutter says: Mar 22, 2010 9:34 PM

    Yeah. That’s the problem.
    They cut him because he likes Justin Beiber.
    Dave Wannstedt used to cut people who hated Queen. True story.

  13. Fonetik says: Mar 22, 2010 9:36 PM

    It’s not gay to like Justin Bieber’s music… if you’re a 12 year old girl.
    My daughter listens to his “music” almost non-stop. Buying her the album is probably one of the biggest mistakes of my life.

  14. agreen182 says: Mar 22, 2010 9:42 PM

    I sure hope that’s why they cut him, because it would be pretty hilarious to see him go somewhere that’s not so self-righteous and destroy them.

  15. Lennie40 says: Mar 22, 2010 9:46 PM

    Is it gay neither to know nor care what a Justin Bieber is?

  16. Howie Handles says: Mar 22, 2010 10:02 PM

    I’m sure that if Phillip Rivers said the same thing, he wouldn’t have been cut. Obviously the kid isn’t that important to the ‘bolts.

  17. Marv_Sleezy says: Mar 22, 2010 10:04 PM

    From waht I understand, AJ Smith DOES think its gay to listen Beiber

  18. Setobakura says: Mar 22, 2010 10:12 PM

    Was Chris Johnson his english teacher?

  19. Ray says: Mar 22, 2010 10:14 PM

    Byrd over time has said alot more stupid things than that. Not too long ago he was posting pictures of naked chicks and talking about oral sex while talking that ghetto mumbo jumbo.
    Twitter isnt a smart thing to be on a lot when your an idiot. Shaun Phillips should take note, …though he is just making nonsense, out of left field posts as opposed to ignorant ones.

  20. Ray says: Mar 22, 2010 10:15 PM

    Who the hec is Justin Bieber anyway?

  21. bigtrav425 says: Mar 22, 2010 10:37 PM

    dont even know who that is he is talking about but thats GAY to cut him because of that

  22. Eric Q says: Mar 22, 2010 10:59 PM

    Never heard of Justin Bieber, and am barely familiar with Demitrius Byrd. Obla-di, obla-da life goes on, brah.

  23. LewD says: Mar 22, 2010 11:06 PM

    yes it’s very gay to “like Justin’s Bieber” …

  24. Topher says: Mar 22, 2010 11:08 PM

    Okay, so how would this work?
    Some Barney Fife guy gets paid to watch the internet all day and then goes running down the hallway… “I got one! I got one! He said “gay” on twitter! I got one!”

  25. NOLA says: Mar 22, 2010 11:10 PM

    I go to LSU and have interviewed D-Byrd many times for my sports reporting job…he’s not a bad person like they are making him out to be. Who do you think actually follows the twitter page of an 8th string wideout on the unable to perform list anyway? He got cut because the Chargers are paying him to just sit around (kind of like JaMarcus Russell on the Raiders lol). He’s not worth what they were paying him. He’ll end up on some team as a training camp body…

  26. dave says: Mar 22, 2010 11:19 PM

    i doubt they cut him for saying the word ‘gay’
    they probably cut him for liking justin beiber though
    good cut chargers

  27. Treezs says: Mar 23, 2010 12:30 AM

    “Is it gay neither to know nor care what a Justin Bieber is?”
    No, but it’s gay to pretend like you didn’t Google it…

  28. ChrisJohnsonEnglishProfessor says: Mar 23, 2010 1:15 AM

    @Setobakura
    Yea I dat boiz ingish professa

  29. bigbolt says: Mar 23, 2010 1:29 AM

    Another stellar draft pick by AJ Smith. Nice waste of a sympathy pick when you run a franchise that can’t afford in any round to make sympathy selections. Moron.

  30. hawksnest says: Mar 23, 2010 1:57 AM

    His speed is 93 in madden

  31. Ray says: Mar 23, 2010 2:53 AM

    Hey D-Byrd, its all good. Seriously i wish you a good recovery and success where ever you end up playing at.
    Im just saying Twitter isnt the smartest avenue for players to be using when you want to say certain things or post certain pictures. Seems more players are getting in trouble that way but i doubt saying that about who ever Bieber is was what got them to release you.
    And yes i agree, the Raiders are wasting money on Russell. He just dont want to work to be one of the good QB’s in this league but as a Raider hater i like it that they drafted another bust. Thast experiment should be over.

  32. hoss says: Mar 23, 2010 5:51 AM

    Does this guy speak english? Seriously, I had to read that “tweet” three times just to figure out what this moron was talking about.

  33. directormtb says: Mar 23, 2010 10:33 AM

    I would cut him too for liking justin bieber lol

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