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Ole Miss Yanks Johnson’s Twitter Feed

If you read this site with any regularity you know that we believe college athletes should be banned from using Twitter and Facebook.  Many are too young, too dumb, or too young and dumb to realize how many people are reading their words.  (Hey, we were once young and dumb, too.)

Ole Miss is the latest school to learn this lesson the hard way.  UM has banned linebacker CJ Johnson has from tweeting after some of his comments drew the attention of the website

“We regularly conduct social media education for our student-athletes and recently began working with incoming freshmen,” said an Ole Miss spokesperson.  “CJ had posted some inappropriate material in the past, and after speaking with our staff, felt it was best to close his account for the time being.  We will continue to work with the young men and women in our programs to stress the importance of representing themselves and Ole Miss in a respectful and positive light.”

Johnson made news in January when he ripped fans on Facebook during his recruitment.  Eventually he chose the Rebels over Mississippi State in what was a heated battle.

Over the weekend he took to Twitter and — as Brandon Marcello of The Jackson Clarion-Ledger so delicately puts it — “posted messages that included descriptions of sexual acts sprinkled with curse words, and photos of a new truck.” 

A Range Rover was also involved, by the way.  Apparently Johnson felt that truck had “to Many miles on it,” so he returned it.  Yeah, I know the Range Rover I drove as a freshman in college had a lot of miles, too.

For the record, here’s the SportsByBrooks story we linked you to yesterday.  In it you can read Johnson’s nastier tweets for yourself.

We wonder what female Rebel fans think about Johnson’s comments.  For that matter, we wonder what male Rebel fans with daughters think about Johnson’s comments.

The Lesson: Ban cocial media now, coaches.

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Receiver Croom Says His List Is Down To Two

Wide receiver Jason Croom from Norcross (Ga.) High School will play football in the SEC.

At least, that’s what he said on twitter Monday afternoon.

Brad Locke of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal replied to Croom on twitter to ask if that means he has narrowed his list of schools to Mississippi State and Tennessee.

“Yes,” Croom replied.

That could change if Georgia offers a scholarship to Croom, who told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution last week that he would like to receive an offer from the Bulldogs. Georgia has commitments from two wide receivers for 2012: C.J. Curry from Flowery Branch, Ga., and Lonnie Outlaw from Georgia Military College.

I like Georgia,” Croom told the AJC. “They run a good offense and it’s close to home. If Georgia offered me and I went there, it would be with someone I know. I would have CJ there and we would push each other to be better.”

Croom had previously listed Miami as one of his top three schools. Arkansas, Auburn, LSU and Florida State are among the other schools to have offered Croom, who said he plans to announce his college choice during the first game of his senior season.

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