Mike Pouncey deactivates Twitter after talking about hazing rookie
Pouncey undoubtedly won the award for worst tweet sent during the NFL Draft when he talked about hazing the Miami Dolphins’ first-round pick, Ja’Wuan James:
Does it even matter if he sent this in jest? Of course not.
Pouncey, along with Richie Incognito, was implicated as one of the ringleaders in the Dolphins bullying scandal involving Jonathan Martin. Pouncey defended himself in the face of the accusations, but what defense does he have for this? I mean how stupid can you be?
New Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey says the team addressed the matter with Mike, who is one of the veteran leaders on the Dolphins offense.
“We talked with Mike and Mike understands that sometimes things can be taken out of context. What’s meant as a light-hearted comment can be taken out of context. We talked with Mike and he was good with that and understands social media is a great tool to reach our fans for the positive. But you have to make good choices with that.”
Pouncey deactivated his Twitter account in response. You can always delete your Twitter, but it’s going to be hard for him to fix being stupid. This might be dumber than the last social media controversy Pouncey was caught up in.
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