14 Dumbest Player Tweets in Sports History

Sam R. Quinn@SamQuinn_Senior Analyst IIIFebruary 14, 2012

14 Dumbest Player Tweets in Sports History

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    The age of social networking is well underway. That means that athletes are always in touch with their fans and media 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Athletes are able to voice their opinion whenever they want, however they want. Some athletes tweet responsibly. Others don't.

    Here are the 14 dumbest tweets in sports history.

14. Taylor Hall

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    Edmonton Oilers fans definitely were not happy when they read Taylor Hall's tweet saying that he hated them. From looking at the tweet, it seems like Hall needed $30 pretty badly.

    That makes you question where all his money went since the former first-round pick is signed to the max entry-level contract of $900,000.

    Hall did follow up the tweet by claiming that his account was hacked. If he's being misleading in saying that, it would be best to keep the truth to himself.

13. Jared Dudley

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    Jared Dudley made it clear that he shouldn't quit his day job as a mediocre bench player in the NBA. He tried to go from player to NBA expert when he tweeted that LeBron James would be signing with the New York Knicks.

    Everyone knows what happened at "The Decision" and Dudley could not have been further from the truth. He should find some better sources next time.

12. Charlie Villanueva

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    Did Charlie Villanueva think that nobody would realize he was tweeting in the middle of a game? 

    Coach Scott Skiles was unhappy with Villanueva for doing so and he made it known. The tweet clearly didn't hurt his performance though, as he was the top scorer for the Milwaukee Bucks that night.

11. Antonio Cromartie

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    Antonio Cromartie has a history of not using proper discretion when tweeting. When he was playing for the San Diego Chargers, he blamed the food at training camp for the Chargers not winning a Super Bowl.

    Telling Matt Hasselbeck that he will smash his face in is kind of funny, but at the same time it looks very bad. Cromartie's response stemmed from Hasselback questioning whether he knew what CBA stood for.

    The defensive back obviously got his point across as Hasselbeck soon issued an apology. You really can't blame him because most people would if Cromartie told them he was going to smash their face in.

10. Chad Ochocinco

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    This list could be filled with Chad Ochocinco tweets, but for the sake of giving someone else a chance, here's his most recent.

    "I'll punch you in your ------- armpit" is absolutely hilarious. Who says that? The second sentence is just as funny.

    Ochocinco's career is closer to the end than the beginning so maybe he could find some work as a comedian somewhere.

9. OSU Punter Jake Russell

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    What a terrible idea it was for Jake Russell to tweet this. He quickly realized the error of his ways and soon deleted the post but not before his Twitter followers saw it.

    One thing you definitely don't want to do as an athlete in the public eye is single out someone's faith. This was most likely just some teasing between roommates but it was very ill-advised.

    Somebody show Russell some hate.

8. James Harrison

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    Harrison was responding to being suspended by Roger Goodell in this tweet, and he couldn't have responded in a more childish way. It would be smart for Harrison to do everything he could to stay off the commissioner's you-know-what list. Laughing out loud isn't exactly the way to do that.

7. Steve Johnson

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    Why so serious, Stevie? It's only a game.

    You had to feel for this guy after he dropped that potential game-winning pass in overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Just a little advice for Johnson here: If you wan't to talk to the man upstairs, Twitter probably isn't the best medium. In all likelihood, God isn't an avid tweeter.

    If anything, he should be blaming his hands because they turned into frying pans on that play. 

6. Wayne Rooney

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    Come on, Rooney you know better than to call out a fan on Twitter. Rooney has over three million Twitter followers so it's not surprising that there's one who doesn't like him.

    "I will put you asleep within 10 seconds" is a bold claim. Nobody has ended a fight nearly that fast since Seth Petruzelli demolished Kimbo Slice in 14 seconds.

5. Darnell Dockett

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    Arizona Cardinal defensive end Darnell Dockett made it known that he's not a fan of police when he provided his followers with a play-by-play when he was pulled over.

    Here's a full list of all 12 of the tweets.

    "So you gonna lie and say I'm speeding then you wanna search my car! Get the [expletive] ouutta here! Better go get a warrant *turns up radio.*" He really did say that.

4. Courtney Fortson

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    Arkansas point guard Courtney Fortson showed the insensitivity he was capable of when he tweeted this: “Im gettin it at workouts like a dude who doesnt understand the word no from a drunk girl lol.”

    Yeah, he could have said worse but the timing of his tweet was horrible. Fortson's tweet came after three Arkansas basketball players were questioned regarding a female student's complaint that she was raped at a fraternity party.

3. Jaz Reynolds

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    What could possibly have been going through Jaz Reynolds' mind when he decided on this brilliant tweet. The Oklahoma wide receiver was suspended indefinitely for his comments making light of a shooting at the University of Texas.

    "Kill yourself #evillaugh" has to be one of the most ridiculous things ever directed at an entire fanbase. On the second thought, it wasn't even directed at a fanbase, but at the entire city of Austin, Texas. 

2. Yuri Wright

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    This is the perfect example of think before you tweet.

    Former Don Bosco Prep cornerback Yuri Wright was being heavily recruited by Rutgers, Colorado, Notre Dame and Michigan until this incident. The 4-star prospect was expelled from his high school for this example of sheer stupidity.

    Michigan stopped recruiting him because of this but he recently committed to the University of Colorado. It's sad to see a great talent fall to a below-average problem because of a mistake he made on Twitter.

    It's not even appropriate to quote all of the tweets that are responsible for his expulsion as they have more profane language than proper English. 

    I couldn't even find a tweet that was unoffensive enough to use as the picture for this slide. The link above has all of them though.

1. Rashard Mendenhall

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    Rashard Mendenhall is not a great predictor of public reaction. He had to know backlash from his followers would soon follow this tweet in regards to the death of Osama bin Laden.

    These aren't the only controversial ideas Mendenhall has tweeted. He once posted this: "@AdrianPeterson is correct in his analogy of this game. It is a lot deeper than most people understand. Anyone with knowledge of the slave trade and the NFL could say that these two parallel each other."

    It's hard to tell which one is dumber. 

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but sometimes it's best to keep highly controversial thoughts off a social networking site.