4 Most Controversial NFL Athletes on Twitter

Jacqueline KirbyContributor IIINovember 18, 2011

4 Most Controversial NFL Athletes on Twitter

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    We all know that social networking has exploded over the past five to 10 years, but the question still remains whether this is for the best or not.

    Athletes take to Twitter to communicate with fans and other players, but like the rest of us they tend to voice frustration and inappropriate comments on there as well.

4. Reggie Bush

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    The night that the New Orleans Saints drafted Mark Ingram in the first round, Bush tweeted, "Its been fun New Orleans."

    How wonderful that he already knew it was his time to go...

3. Antonio Cromartie

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    Cromartie has had a few run-ins thanks to Twitter. Back in January he had a Twitter war with Matt Hasselbeck, claiming he would smash his face in.

    He also complained so much about the food the Chargers fed him that the team fined him $2,500 for all of his lovely meals.

2. Chad Ochocinco

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    He should really change his name to Ocho-Ohno, because he always seems to stir up some controversy no matter where he goes. 

    He was fined to tweeting during a game. His reaction? Of course, another tweet.

    "Dear NFL: I apologize for tweeting during the game but that was 2 months of my Bugatti payments you just took from me, I won't do it again."

1. Rashard Mendenhall

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    Hands down the most controversial of all tweets was when Rashard Mendenhall voiced his opinion on the United States celebrating the death of Osama bin Laden.

    “What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side.”

    Then he tweeted, “We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”