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Yuri Wright's Twitter Trouble: When Keepin' It Real Goes Wrong

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Yuri Wright's Twitter Trouble: When Keepin' It Real Goes Wrong

http://www.chatsports.com/michigan-wolverines/a/Yuri-Wrights-tweets-are-why-Michigan-stopped-recruiting-him-10-2-1807

Yuri Wright, a 6'2 and 180 pound HS Senior who is one of the highest rated cornerback prospects in the nation, was expelled from school for explicit (and ridiculous) "tweets" on Twitter. His subject matter was from "his pops splashing an old Jewish lady with mad water" (harmless enough), needed intercourse (in so many words) and "weed w-hores". Wright was attending high school at Don Bosco Prep, considered the nations best HS football team this year.

Michigan stopped recruiting him because of the explicit tweets and now it looks like his college career is possibly in jeopardy. I absolutely believe he should move on to another HS and be given a second chance, but if anything I believe this is a major cautionary tale. I understand that Twitter is basically used as a forum of what is on your mind (in 140 characters or less) or whatever you may be doing, but do you really have to tell your followers EVERYTHING?

It is, afterall, still easily accessible to the general public and even if you are giving people a glimpse into the "real" you, there are some things you should just keep to yourself and close friends or family (well, maybe not a lot of what Wright tweeted). All I know is, I may not follow recruits on Twitter, but some people definitely do.

If you want to joke around with your friends or holler at ladies, that is cool. Even if you want to quote your favorite rappers explicit lyrics, could care less. The thing is, when it gets to the point of sharing things that may be on your mind, that are along the lines of these things, keep it to yourself. I just have a hard time believing that typing things like this are productive or cool. You can still keep it real without going into incredible details on everything that is on your mind.

I just hope that not only recruits, but people in general, stop OVERsharing. If you write $hit like Yuri Wright did, it is not helping you in any of these areas and it certainly makes you look pretty ridiculous. Twitter has become a huge outlet for marketing and information, so I have little problem with recruits or players using it as such. But, I have to say, think before you Tweet.

Anyone else have thoughts on this? I know that many of his tweets are indeed, pretty damn funny, but I think these guys do not need to let EVERYONE know EVERYTHING on your mind. Keep a few things to yourself, because we know how many people out there are ready to pounce on a persons every sentence.

http://offthebench.nbcsports.com/2012/01/20/top-prep-football-prospect-expelled-for-x-rated-tweets-college-career-could-be-in-jeopardy/


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Facebook is bad enough. I

Facebook is bad enough. I can't imagine having a twitter.

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My thoughts

What a dumb kid. Whatever you put on the internet, stays on the internet. Especially on twitter, you type the person's name on the search engine or enter their username and you can see all of their tweets (unless they're protected). Even if it is a protected, a scout can send a request and if this player accepts it, the scout can see the player's tweet

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Hm

As stupid is this was, did it really deserve expulsion from school?

A kid from my class posted a picture of himself on myspace with the Confederate Flag behind him and threatened to kill our class president (who was both black and gay). Then he managed to get himself on the Channel Six news and explain how he thought the country should go back to slavery because, "there was less crime back then".

He was suspended for like two weeks.

I know Wright's tweets were offensive, disgusting and perverted; but who were they really harming?

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I am guessing it was due to it being prep school

But the fact that the guy you are talking about was not expelled, was ridiculous. That is way worse. But, Don Bosco is a prep school and I bet that it went "against the code of conduct" or some stuff like that. Either way, these people need to keep certain things to themselves, for real. It is not "keepin' it real" or "being straight up" saying ridiculous $hit on the internet.

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nice post

nice post

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..............................I dont know if i should laugh because the tweets sound like some sh!t bennet texts would say or seriously think this DA just ruined his chance to play for a good school and should stfu. I mean honestly him talking about getting laid every 5 minutes seems like he really aint getting any haha, but on a serious note poeple really need to realize be careful what you put on the internet(schools,colleges, and future employers check them out and are allowed to acess it), Im one year older then this dude and have seen a lot of stupid comments on fb and other sites these(even though i only have fb) and this has to be one of dumbest things i've seen considering he is a ranked prospect and knows attention will draw his way. Dude seriously needs to grow up before he can go anywhere near a college campus.

Sidenote- I like how the article says stay class NJ at the end from the writer, good to know there are two ignorant people da in this article haah

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But the fact that the guy you

But the fact that the guy you are talking about was not expelled, was ridiculous. That is way worse. But, Don Bosco is a prep school and I bet that it went "against the code of conduct" or some stuff like that. Either way, these people need to keep certain things to themselves, for real. It is not "keepin' it real" or "being straight up" saying ridiculous $hit on the internet.

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