UMass cornerback D’Metrius Williams tweets during halftime
Some players just can’t help themselves. Social media has become an important part of our generation, and many of us would have trouble figuring out how to survive without it. That being said, there are times where interacting with your Twitter followers and Facebook friends is inappropriate. For Division-I athletes, halftime of a football game is one of those times.
According to USA TODAY, UMass cornerback D’Metrius Williams sent out a tweet during halftime of his team’s game against Bowling Green on Saturday.
“IM OUR HERE BALLIN,” the tweet reportedly read. “2nd half bouta get started time to get mo’ money.”
Naturally, the tweet has been deleted. Williams did a number of things wrong here. For starters, college football players don’t get paid to play. Or should we say they aren’t supposed to, and joking about it can cause quite the stir. Secondly, UMass was trailing 0-7 after the first half and has not won a game all season. They are one of only three teams in the FBS who have yet to record a win.
As we have learned from NBA players like this one, tweeting during a game is never a good idea. It’s an even worse idea to tweet at halftime when your team is having a horrible season. And it’s even dumber to tweet about getting money when you’re a collegiate athlete. Not the freshman’s brightest moment.