Athletes who intend on playing professionally, take heed: You might end up on the same team as a player you once talked unfavorably about on social media...four years ago.
Dallas Cowboys draftee Dak Prescott was confronted about a series of tweets he had sent about Tony Romo in 2012, criticizing the Dallas quarterback's performance in a season-ending 28-18 loss to the Washington Redskins in which he was picked off three times:
Though relatively mild compared to the Larry Nance Jr. tweet about Kobe Bryant that resurfaced when the forward was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2015, the former Mississippi State quarterback was still asked about the matter at rookie minicamp Friday. Below is Prescott's response, as reported by Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News:
I'm going to let him bring it up. I think it's funny. I'm sure he'll think it's funny. I was a frustrated fan at the time. I'm sure you can go back and look at fans of Mississippi State and they may have said something similar at one point or another, so I was just being a fan and now he's my teammate and I'm behind him 100 percent.