Tampering-except-when-it-really-isn’t has now been replaced (or augmented) by hacking-except-when-it-really-isn’t.
The latest athlete trying to put Twitter toothpaste back in the tube is Colts cornerback Vontae Davis, who said about an hour ago that former Dolphins teammate Sean Smith was already talking to the Chiefs.
Which would be, of course, illegal.
“I seen my dude Sean Smith last night he said he talking to KC him & B Flowers will makes a good Duo,” Davis tweeted from his verified account at 1:39 p.m.
Perhaps notified that this isn’t really within the rules, Davis came back at 2:01 p.m. with “My Twitter was Hack I did not see Sean Smith last night!!”
Then he followed at 2:04 p.m. with “WOW hackers do any & Everything!”
Perhaps the same kind of bored tech geniuses that hacked into Jeep and Burger King’s Twitter accounts got to Davis.
Or maybe someone else, who shares his Affinity for random Capitalization, did.
Or maybe he left his phone sitting on the table at lunch and someone decided to have some fun with him.
Or maybe he said something he was supposed to know and not say.
The league has opened a three-day tampering window for free agents, but three months wouldn’t be enough to stop it from happening.
So until or unless Smith actually signs with the Chiefs, we’re actually less worried about that than Davis’s online security.