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Both the NBA and the NFL have decreed that players, coaches and team staff cannot tweet right before a game, during a game or after a game until all press meetings are finished. While this rule was not yet in place, Pistons player Charlie Villanueva snuck off during halftime of a game between the Pistons and Celtics to post a rather worthless tweet which got him in trouble with his coach and critics.
“In da locker room, snuck to post my twitt. We’re playing the Celtics, tie ball game at da half. Coach wants more toughness. I gotta step up.”
His only punishment may have been being frowned upon, but tweets like this are what caused the NBA to ban tweeting near to, during and after the game.