Bleep That Tweet: 10 NFL Players Who Should Be Banned from Twitter

Collin BerglundCorrespondent IIIMarch 2, 2011

Bleep That Tweet: 10 NFL Players Who Should Be Banned from Twitter

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    Twitter is changing the way NFL players communicate with one another, with fans and with the media. Football players have become news breakers as much as news makers.  

    Whether they call out an opponent before a big game, explain their performance from the previous week or just tell all their followers what they are doing, Tweeters across the NFL are making headlines, all in 140 characters or less.

    Some players have created distractions with Twitter, others have made enemies. The players on this list should not be allowed to have Twitter accounts due to past transgressions.

    Get ready for some bad grammar, unreadable short-hand and occasional profane language. NFL players are not known for the literary value of their tweets.

Steve Johnson, WR, Buffalo Bills

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    MIAMI - DECEMBER 19:  Receiver Steve Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills catches a pass  against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Miami, Florida.The Bills defeated the Dolphins 17-14.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
    Marc Serota/Getty Images

    After dropping a game-winning touchdown pass in 2010, Steve Johnson went to the Twittersphere, offending the religious and making devout Bills fans question their receivers accountability.

    Johnson had an amazing 2010 season, but his drop became an even bigger deal because of his now infamous tweet, aimed at a higher power.


    Tag: @steviejohnson13

Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 19: Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars dives against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Jaguars 34-24. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty I
    Scott Boehm/Getty Images

    After Chicago Bear's QB Jay Cutler left the NFC Championship Game with a knee injury, Maurice Jones-Drew decided to voice his opinion.

    Even though cameras caught Cutler looking comfortable on the sideline, it turned out he had a sprained MCL. After hearing the diagnosis, fans, players and pundits alike seemed to turn in favor of Cutler after they discovered the extent of his injury.

    Tweet: "All I'm saying is that he can finish the game on a hurt knee... I played the whole season on one..."

    Tag: @Jones_Drew32

Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons

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    ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 15:  Roddy White #84 of the Atlanta Falcons runs onto the field during player introducitons against the Green Bay Packers during their 2011 NFC divisional playoff game at Georgia Dome on January 15, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    Roddy White took trash talking to the next level in December when he aimed a tweet at the Saints.  

    The city of New Orleans took offense and White has since apologized for his comments, saying readers took his tweet out of context.

    The tweet no longer appears to be on Twitter.

    Tweet:“The grace of god gave them tht championship so that city wouldn fall apart now and now they they hot shit in my chad voice child please.”

    Tag: @roddywhiteTV

Chad Ochocinco, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 26:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
    Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

    Chad Ochocinco has had a number of tweets that have landed him in trouble. In some tweets, Ochocinco used derogatory terms, in others he has offered to fly followers out to a game.

    Ochocinco was fined $25,000 for one of his more infamous tweets in training camp 2010.

    Tweet: "Man Im sick of getting hit like that , its the damn preseason shit! 1day I'm gone jump up and start throwing hay makers , #Tylenolplease,"

    Tag: @Ochocinco

Darnell Dockett, LB, Arizona Cardinals

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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 02:    Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers is sacked by Darnell Dockett #90 of the Arizona Cardinals during an NFL game at Candlestick Park on January 2, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty I
    Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

    First, Darnell Dockett posted a video of himself taking a shower on Twitter. That, in and of itself, should ban him from ever having one again.

    Then, after Vernon Davis made fun of Dockett (because, you know, he posted a picture of himself showering), Dockett came back with this gem:

    Tweet: “Its more than a rivalry its not about us versus them its me versus ‘YOU’ now.  I promise u on everything I love I try and f*ck u up!!”

    Tag: @ddockett

Antonio Cromartie, CB, New York Jets

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    PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 23:  Rashard Mendenhall #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs down field against Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets during the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The St
    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

    After Matt Hasselbeck questioned whether Antonio Cromartie knew what CBA stood for on Twitter (it's collective bargaining agreement, geniuses), Cromartie came back with a response. He might have slightly overreacted.

    Tweet: "hey Matt if u have something to then say it be a man about it. Don't erase it. I will smash ur face in."

    Tag: @A_Cromartie31

Robert Henson, LB, Washington Redskins

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Runningback Alfonso Smith #46 of the Arizona Cardinals scores a 3 yard rushing touchdown past Robert Henson #51 of the Washington Redskins during the second quarter of the preseason NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadi
    Christian Petersen/Getty Images

    Robert Henson, who are you? Rookie linebackers are not allowed to call out the fans that buy tickets. They don't. Henson tried, via Twitter.

    Then he took his Twitter account down. Henson truly wrote one of the dumbest tweets of all time.

    Tweet: "All you fake half hearted Skins fan can .. I won't go there but I dislike you very strongly, don't come to Fed Ex to boo dim wits!!"

    Tag: Henson took down his Twitter account after the controversy.

Kawika Mitchell, LB, Buffalo Bills

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    DENVER - DECEMBER 21:  Linebacker Kawika Mitchell #59 of the Buffalo Bills makes an interception of a Jay Culter pass late in the fourth quarter as intended receiver Brandon Marshall #15 of the Denver Broncos makes the tackle on the two yard line at Inves
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    In 2009, Kawika Mitchell was disappointed in one of Buffalo Bills' offseason moves: they picked up Richie Incognito.  Mitchell was not impressed with his new teammate.

    Whether it crossed Mitchell's mind that he would have to spend all year playing with Richie Incognito remains unclear, but tweets like the one below don't endear teammates to one another quickly.

    Tweet: "RT @ProFootballTalk Bills add Richie Incognito #NFL--BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT THIS YR. THE GUYS A BUM. DIRTY AND ALWAYS..."


    Tag: @KawikaMitchell

Larry Johnson, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 25:  Larry Johnson #27 and Sean Ryan #89 of the Kansas City Chiefs look on the field during the game against the San Diego Chargers on October 25, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty I
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    Ok, so he's not really in the NFL anymore, but his tweet years ago caused enormous reverberations throughout the league.

    Johnson got into an exchange with one of his followers. After Johnson questioned the qualifications of Todd Haley to coach, a follower backed him up. Johnson responded poorly, calling the follower profane names.

    Johnson has since apologized.

    (Profanity below)

    Tweet: "think bout a clever diss then that wit ur fag pic. Christopher street boy. Is that what us east coast cats call you."

    Tag: @Toonicon

Brandon McDonald, CB, Cleveland Browns

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 20:  Brandon McDonald #22 of the Cleveland Browns looks on during their NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 20, 2009 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Browns defeated the Chiefs 41-34. (Photo by
    Jamie Squire/Getty Images

    It's rarely a good idea for marginal corners to call out elite wide receivers.

    Such was the case when McDonald insulted Terrell Owens over Twitter. Owens famously responded by asking if people were talking about Ronald McDonald.

    Tweet: "TO to da Bengals huh??? Yessss, another piece of pussy fa da Browns secondary to run a train on ... Let's Goooo!!!! ITS TRU"