One of the great things about the emergence of Twitter is that it gives us plebs the opportunity to have a look into the private lives of the rich and famous that had previously been relatively inaccessible. Professional athletes have taken to Twitter in droves, but the way in which they utilize it varies drastically from person to person.
Some athletes—the fun ones—use Twitter as a sounding board for whatever happens to be on their minds at a given time. Many have used it to call out teammates or coaches or ignite and escalate feuds with fellow players.
Others use it as a platform to interact with fans and go head-to-head with their "haters." All of which have the potential to create a media firestorm because if you have over a million followers, someone is always watching.
Those are the types you want to follow on Twitter.
Then there are those athletes who are a little less fun to follow. The nice guys who tweet constantly about how lucky they are to be alive and include the random Bible verse. The shameless promoter who tweets link after link to whatever company is paying them to clog up your newsfeed with their garbage. The shameless self promoter who loves him some him. And then there are those who just don't tweet at all.
Here are 20 athletes you should not follow on Twitter.