Julio Jones causes a stir on social media

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Among the differences between 2018 and much of human history is that people can send oblique messages via their social media accounts when the past would have required them to make their intentions known in a clear voice.

As a result, a public figure making major changes to their social media profile can lead to a lot of speculation about what it means. That was the case with Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones on Monday.

Jones made his Twitter account private and scrubbed his Instagram profile of pictures of him in Falcons gear, which led plenty of people to wonder if there was some connection between the latter move and his absence from the first week-plus of the team’s voluntary offseason program.

The Twitter account has returned and multiple reports say that Jones was just looking for a “fresh start” for his online profiles rather than sending a message about his desire to leave the Falcons. Jones also recently discussed the perils of putting too much stock in social media with Alabama players.

Jones hasn’t made any public comment about his change in social media strategy and if there’s a larger point beyond it all or not.

6 responses to “Julio Jones causes a stir on social media

  1. Isn’t Julio Jones one of the 3 receivers that were always mentioned as the no nonsense team first super stars? AJ Green and Calvin Johnson being the others. If he’s wrangling for a contract or a trade I guess he finally realized he’s a receiver and receivers are supposed to be me-first all the time.

  2. I remember when Twitter and Facebook used to be people talking in Sports Bars…..

    Did anyone care if a loudmouth in a bar spouted off maybe even with his friends in agreement…..

    Why don’t we give this same value to twitter?

    Keyboard cowboys who would never dare speak up in person are given more weight because they are able to tweet something…..

  3. jm91rs says:
    April 24, 2018 at 9:54 am
    Isn’t Julio Jones one of the 3 receivers that were always mentioned as the no nonsense team first super stars? AJ Green and Calvin Johnson being the others. If he’s wrangling for a contract or a trade I guess he finally realized he’s a receiver and receivers are supposed to be me-first all the time.

    Honestly, unless you’re looking for wins, i don’t see why a player wouldn’t constantly jocky for more money, these pieces of s shank the hell out of us for ticket prices and ad space, bs blackout dates, just to artificially drive up revenue. Make those pigs bleed julio.

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