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Jason Brewer
Eagles Blogger

Jason Brewer

An economics student at Fordham University who runs Bleeding Green Nation

NFL Control Freaks


The NFL's Twitter policy will only cover game days, which is all it should cover. How much of these guys' lives does the NFL want to control? What part of their life is still their own after they sign an NFL contract?

I honestly see no need for the NFL to bother itself with worrying what guys are tweeting, so long as they aren't doing it in the huddle. The NFL may say that it wants to "protect information" such as injuries and the like -- the fact is, though, the information isn't theirs to protect. If a guy who was banged up during a game on Sunday tweets "The knee is feeling good today!" are they going to fine this player? It's his prerogative to communicate something like that to his fans.

I get that the league doesn't want guys on their cell phones from the sidelines doing this during games. That's perfectly understandable and acceptable. Outside of that, it's simply not their business.

By Jason Brewer  |  August 24, 2009; 9:39 AM ET  | Category:  Roger Goodell , Twitter Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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