As a disclaimer, I should probably say that I love it when athletes fail epically on Twitter.
At this point, it's hard to understand how they just don't get it. It's hard to understand why prominent athletes insist upon tweeting highly inappropriate things that all of us—all of us—know are going to land them a hefty fine.
Look, Brandon Spikes gets it:
I wanna tweet something sooooooo bad right now but can’t!!!! 😫😫😫😩 I’d prob get fined— brandon spikes (@BrandonSpikes55) November 29, 2013
So why don't the rest of his fellow athletes?
There are certain credos to follow when you're a pro athlete who uses Twitter: Don't insult your teammates. Don't insult your coaches. Don't question the refs. Don't tweet about your…conquests. That's pretty much it. Not too complicated, right?
Wrong. Thus, this select group of winners should probably exile themselves from social networking.