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October 29th, 2012
04:01 PM ET

No Tweeting for WSU Players

At Washington State University, football players who use Twitter can get suspended from the team.  The coach made the decision after some players allegedly posted some vulgar tweets, and the school's athletic director said the team doesn't need distractions; it needs to focus.

Some of the university's students agree with the decision; some don't.  We'd like to hear where you stand on the team Twitter ban.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. Kyla

    I think it's fine if a football player tweets. Yes, maybe they should watch their language a little. But it is their twitter, their space. I'm an athlete as well, and twitter doesn't distract me at all between homework, work, school, and games/practices.

    October 29, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
    • Libby

      I think it's okay, but the coach might not think so. Most kids hae grown up with electronics and become addicted to the social media. They get sucked in and are distracted or uncomfortable if thy do not reply back.

      October 30, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
    • Luxa

      I disagree; I think that the players might find some rude comments and take it seriously, get put down, and wont try their hardest to win.

      October 30, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
    • terry

      i think the team should be able to tweet because twitter has nothing to do with football and they should have the freedom to do as they wish

      November 3, 2012 at 12:08 am |
    • Kaley

      I agree with you. The coach should not take it away twitter from the players, he should just give them consequences for their actions.

      November 3, 2012 at 8:34 am |
  2. trenton

    I think that it is unfair for those people because they have to be able to communicate with other relatives or friends and update them on different things

    October 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
    • Chanda

      You Do Not Need Twitter to communicate with friends and family!

      November 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
  3. Alizabeth :)

    They mite have others players on another team and they say they won and they will get mad

    October 29, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
    • Gabriel

      They players on the other teams will have to deal with the comments.
      The players have the right to speak freely and not be limited to no social networking.
      The only ones who should be punished are the ones who inflicted the vulgar comments.
      This is necessary because we should let people express their vulgarity and set an example of them.
      It is also unfair to people who don't do these acts.

      October 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  4. Kevin

    Banning it isn't an effective strategy – they'll get around it. Better to teach them how and why to use it well, than it outright.

    October 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm |
  5. Hana

    I think players should be able to use twitter as long as it is appropriate and doesn't harm the team.

    October 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
  6. johanna

    I don't think banning Twitter will help. There's still Google Plus and Facebook. The coach should just have access to the players' accounts so nothing vulgar gets posted.

    October 29, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
  7. Anthony

    I actually agree to the Twitter ban. No matter how you put it. There is no problem with this. Someone did something bad, and messed it up for everyone on that team. They made a problem and the athletic director picked the best solution. Anyways, its not forever, its just for the rest of the season. Besides, it's not life or death, its just twitter.

    October 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
  8. Brian

    I think that the football players should have a right to tweet, just as long as they don't put anything inappropriate on.

    October 29, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
  9. Felicia

    I don't think they should suspend the players that use Twitter. I mean the players shouldn't have posted those vulgar tweets but that doesn't mean they can't use it anymore.

    October 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
  10. Micah

    I agree with this decision to not allow players to tweet because of trouble it could possibly get them into. If a player posts something that they did not know they would get in trouble for, or did now and just didn't care ,then they could get suspended and not be able to help their team win the upcoming game(s). Although, I think if one player really finds the need to have one he should be allowed but the consequence should be double if they get into trouble. Clearly, the coaches at Washington State University are making the right move to not allow player to be on twitter.

    October 29, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  11. Ellie

    The coach and the school has the right to stop players posting on tweeter if the players were not representing the school well in their previous posts. The players represent the school and anything that they post could reflect the school in a negative way.

    October 29, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
  12. Ellie

    Stopping the players from posting on tweeter is not really taking away their voice because there are so many other social media websites that the players can use to be heard. The players who use social media should also be aware that everything they post reflects the school.

    October 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
  13. Iyana

    I think the team should be allowed to use Twitter if they want to. After school, all of their decisions are their own and the coach should not try and change that. If they want to post inappropriate things, then they should be allowed. It's their lives and they should do what they want with them. The team should be able to control what they say and do, and the opinions of others should not affect that.

    October 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
  14. saivamsi

    I don't think it's a good idea but I think twitter have to do some think about inappropriate stuff like the person who posted it in twitter, his/her account have to suspended or deleted than every body will fine.

    October 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
  15. Garrett

    The coach should not have the rights to take twetting away from the players but the players have no right to poat any rong commants because that are repesentining there school.

    October 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  16. Treshon

    I say the coach made a good decsion but suspending your best players could do some damage. also the team needs to stay focus on winning and not on internet popularity sites because if they coment on a status it could lead to some serious things

    October 29, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
  17. Austin

    I agree that the players represent the school and they should do it in a unharmful, appropriate manner. Even if it leads to banning twitter from the players.

    October 29, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
  18. Omer

    I think the coaches should do this because it restrains the players from posting anything bad on the internet. Also the players represent the school and they should not represent the school in a bad way.

    October 29, 2012 at 8:25 pm |
  19. John

    I think the players should be aloud to post things on Twiitter it is a constitutional right.

    October 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
  20. Larry

    I agree, because there are too many diistractions and trouble to get in to on social media websites.

    October 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
  21. Niki

    I think that the twitter ban is resonable but not everybody should be acountable for what some students chose to do

    October 29, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
  22. Devon

    I think that is a great idea because they represent the whole school

    October 29, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
  23. Cydney

    I think the temporary ban is good for the team since some players probably were more focused on the posts rather than the improvement they made in the sport and the performance of the team.

    October 29, 2012 at 11:03 pm |
  24. Barbara

    I think that it is good that the coach "took away" their ability to go on twitter because it keeps them from distractions . It also gives them time to focus on what they are supposed to and concentrate. It may also help in scholar uses because most times during homework students get distracted by twitter,facebook , ect. So by the coach deciding to do this may or mat not help.

    October 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm |
  25. BOB

    NO NO NO NO NO I THINK THE COACH JUST NEEDS TO WATCH WHAT THEY POST ON IT THEY SHOULDNT TAKE AWAY THIER RIGHT!

    October 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm |
  26. Aaron

    This is a great idea! Twitter and other social networks like Facebook corrupt people's lives. If people want to their schools' sports team, then they should be committed. If they are distracted, not only will it ruin the players, but the whole team.

    October 29, 2012 at 11:43 pm |
    • nicole

      That just like saying your breathing too much you cant breath if you breath you will be suspended from having a home

      November 1, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
  27. Dasol

    I think it's freedom of speech to have a chance to express one's opinion. If the coach doesn't like distraction, he or she should ban all the communication devices including Internet and texting, huh? It is good to be controlled by students on their own.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:53 am |
  28. Jean

    Freedom with responsibility. If some students made inappropriate tweets, it is fair for the coach to take away THEIR right. However, taking ALL the players' right to use social network is unfair. The whole team shouldn't be affected by the thoughtless actions of some.

    October 30, 2012 at 4:06 am |
  29. sojin

    We all right have rights to express our feelings, including football players. The coach could warn the players about tweeting. BUT It doesn't seem right to limit their freedom just because they are representative of school.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:12 am |
  30. Daniel

    I think it's a great ideal because it not only represent the school, it also represent the community. Our school does it too and many people heard about the positive things about our school.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:07 am |
  31. Rachel

    I don't agree at that desicion. I think is wrong coach to ban tweets for football players because couch is a person who considers at competition, not a tweets or player's life.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:17 am |
  32. Alexis

    I think they should blog go

    October 30, 2012 at 8:25 am |
  33. Amber

    The players have the freedom of speech. The coach can't take away their Twitter accounts.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:26 am |
  34. Tiffany

    Twitter gives them the chance to speak their minds, but also they don't need to say vulgar things to other. (I MEAN, COME ON GUYS)

    October 30, 2012 at 8:26 am |
  35. Cheyenne

    As Americans we have freedom of speech. But if they decided to tweet something that's not good the coach has the right to kick them off the team if he wants to.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:26 am |
  36. Alexis

    I think they should be able to blog.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:26 am |
  37. Montana

    I think that since they have a free scholarship and have to represent the collage they should watch what they say when they are tweeting

    October 30, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  38. Tyla

    I think that the football players at wus should have the freedom to tweet what every they want on tweeter .

    October 30, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  39. Janyah

    I think it's not far because they are taking something away from
    them that's important and it's just comments that they believe in

    October 30, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  40. Neijae

    Yes students should have the right to post whatever they want

    October 30, 2012 at 8:28 am |
  41. Kylee

    He can't stop the from saying what the want.freedom of speech. And I don't think he should suspend them from the team for doing it its not his choice.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  42. Jade

    They should be able to tweet because they have freedom of speech to say what every they what to say.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  43. Jocelyn

    I really have mixed emotions about this situation . I think everyone should have e a freedom of speech . But , then again if your going to college and playing football , you shouldn't post all types of negativity online that everyone can see that can get you into some major trouble later on in life . The Internet can sometimes get a person into a lot of trouble depending on how bad the situation is .

    October 30, 2012 at 8:30 am |
  44. Danazeya

    I think they should be tweeting because the first ammendment said its a freedom of speech

    October 30, 2012 at 8:30 am |
  45. Tyanna

    I think football player should use Twitter because they should be able to tell how they feel. It's the freedom of speech; they have the right to say whatever they like.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:30 am |
  46. Jamison

    The players should be allowed to be on Twitter, as long as the coach can see all of their posts. If they post a "vulgor tweet," then they should be punished, whether it's being benched or getting kicked off of the team.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:36 am |
  47. Ruby

    everyone has their own rights so I say no that the coach can keep them off twitter because I really don't understand how it can be distracting to the football players

    October 30, 2012 at 8:41 am |
  48. Ruby

    he cant keep them from twitter but it wont distract them i think its really unfair that he would suspend them from the team

    October 30, 2012 at 8:44 am |
  49. Ethan

    That's just silly, people do not care about that and neither should their coach. Who cares what they do when they are clearly representing themselves and not any whole. That would be like saying Putin represents all Russians. People just like drama and attention.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:44 am |
  50. Chloe

    I think tweeting isn't really related to concentrating. Also, 'some players' did it, not 'most of the players'. Coach should give a warning to players that posted some vulgar tweets. And next time, when they did it again, they should be suspended. After all, players have the rights to express. To tweet. So, I think it is an unfair decision.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:45 am |
  51. Tabitha

    I think that a teenager has to the right to use the social network especially Twitter because that's what a teenagers does they go on Twitter and Facebook that what we do

    October 30, 2012 at 9:09 am |
  52. John

    Free speech man! If the government can't take away free speech, why should he be able to? The football team should be able to use Twitter all they want. He's not their parent. He cannot control what they do off the field.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:14 am |
  53. Cornelius

    The whole class agrees with this. One of us said not do it att school anyway.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:16 am |
  54. Mary

    Players should not be allowed to tweet in the name of the university. Otherwise

    October 30, 2012 at 9:27 am |
    • Mary

      Otherwise, they should be able to have their own personal accounts.

      October 30, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  55. Elisabeth

    You reap what you sow and they should have thought about the consequences before they misused their freedom. I completely agree with the coaches decision, because those boys represent something bigger than themselves.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:27 am |
  56. Tyler

    I think it is unfair to ban people from using social media due to American's freedom of speech. Taking away that right is basically the same as taking away any of the other amendments, which would be like burning the Constitution.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:27 am |
  57. Cory

    I think that the coach is right not to let them tweet vulgar and bad things but I don't think he should totaly ban them from twitter. Partly it's in the players though. If they would have been smart and just didn't post it then they wouldn't have to worry about this.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:27 am |
  58. Wesley

    I think that they shouldn't have to stay off of twitter they should have just got onto their players that they shouldn't be tweeting that kind of nonsense. They shouldn't be able to really tell the players what to do use don't do anything that will make your school sound bad.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:28 am |
  59. Jessica

    I think that it is a good idea. The team shouldn't be focused on tweeting and what other people tweet. They shou,d be worried about school and football. But then again, I don't think it is fair to ban it completely. Twitter and other social media websites are a part of everyone's social life now a days. They should only be banned if they tweeted vulgar or other unnecessary things. To ban it from all the players isn't completely fair. Some of the players may use it to communicate with family or friends they don't get to see offen that do not own a cell phone.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:28 am |
  60. Lola

    I think that not letting them use their twitter is kind of harsh but if the vulgar posts had never been posted that the coach would not have banned them from using twitter. I would not let them use twitter either, for the reason of they do need to concentrate and need to be better at representing their school.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:28 am |
  61. Kelsey

    I don't think it's fair to take their twitter accounts away. The coaches should monitor the players tweets but not take it away completely. If the players post vulgar comments and the coaches see they should have a punishment but the whole team shouldn't get punished for what a few of the guys posted.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:28 am |
  62. Kaatiiee

    It really shouldn't be that big of a deal to the players. Twitter should be completely irrelevant when it comes to these boys doing their passion, football. If they want to go against the athletic director's & the coaches wishes to better the team, then obviously they deserve a punishment, and in the case it would mean suspension.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:28 am |
  63. December

    I think banning them from social media such as twitter is a good idea. If players are posting vulgar things it could make not only that player, but the whole team look bad. The coach of the team wants his players to be focused and twitter can be a big distraction to some of them and cause many problems.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:28 am |
  64. Tyler

    Do to the way the students were posting on twitter I think they should not be allowed to tweet. Tweeting vulgar tweets is making that individual and the team as a whole appear to have a negative reputation. I say that getting suspended is the right punishment because if they really love to play their sport they will not post inappropriate tweets.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  65. Quinn

    I don't feel that it is right for the coach to take away Twitter. If there have been some vulgar comments then I believe that only those players should be banned from using Twitter. It really isn't a big deal but a coach shouldn't have the rights to just ban you from something they don't have control of.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  66. Blake

    No, I do not think that a football coach should control what his players are doing when they are off of the field. Trying to control what the team does on there own time just so you can win football games, isn't right.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  67. Daniel

    It doesn't really matter whether Twitter is banned from them or not. It's not like it's going to kill them. All it is is a social networking site, it's not vital whether they go on there or not. It seems as if the only reason they'd go on there in the first place is just to gain popularity, which they can do without. They're big football players, the only thing they should worry about is the training they need to do for the next game, not whether they can get on a useless social networking site or not.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  68. Morgan

    I think they should be able to still tweet or post comments as long as it isn't bad or if they aren't threatening anybody. I would give them three chances. After the three chances then they can't have it anymore. Like say the first chance could be a warning. Then the second chance be detention then the third one be external or internal suspension and if the still do it after the third chance I would take it away.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:30 am |
  69. Travis

    I think it's stupid that they can't use twitter. They should be able to say what ever they want, because they have the right. Banning it will make him only loose his players. So if they ban it they are making a bad choice, because every person wants to be social so they use twitter. So banning it won't stop them from using it.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:30 am |
  70. Shawna

    I don't believe the coach of the athletic team, or the athletic director, have the right to tell their athletes if they can use twitter or not. Twitter is a social networking site, that only the parent of the athlete should be allowed to take away. To make an account with twitter, you need a parents approval first, not an athletic coach. So why should a coach be allowed to tell a student they can, or cannot use it, when it's not their objective to do so in the first place? To tell an athlete that is they use twitter they will be suspended from the team, is very unfair and unjust.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:30 am |
  71. Cheyenne

    I feel that the coach was right in banning the players from using twitter because there are people who look up to football players and other athletes. Then again, the coach was taking away their righs in some aspects. If I was the coach I would've done the same thing. I think it is only fair that they should be suspended if they use twitter. I also agree with the school's althetic director. The team does not need distractions. They should be focused on the team, not social media networks.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:30 am |
  72. Andrew

    They shouldn't ban the team from twitter, they should give them a warning and check the players twitter periodically, and if a player posts more vulgar tweets then they should ban the player that made the tweet from the team.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:31 am |
  73. Kellen

    I think the coach doesn't have a right to tell them what to do outside the football field. The football players are adults and attend a university and can make their own decisions. Whether those decisions are right or wrong it's on them and since their adults. They have a right to express themselves in which they feel like expressing themselves. It might be a good idea but it wasn't really realistic. Lots of celebrities tweet and promote what their doing and now their football team can't tell anyone when their games are and to come join the crowd! The coach is old and needs to catch up with the times!

    October 30, 2012 at 9:31 am |
  74. Miranda

    I agree with the coache's decision. I think twitter is pointless. People use sites like twitter to say things to others they normally wouldn't say. Most bullying that goes on now happens over the Internet, so I think the coaches decision was a good one. His team won't be distracted with stupid things that could have been avoided or ignored.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:31 am |
  75. Hollie

    I think that students being banned from Twitter can be a good thing. Anyone who has a Twiiter can read your tweets. Posting inappropriate tweets would make the school look bad, I agree to that. Taking it away altogether is a little drastic though. Students should be able to have access to social networks and post whatever they want. They shouldn't post vulgar things though. Instead of taking away Twitter, they should just make a rule that they can't post those kinds of tweets.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:32 am |
  76. Donnie

    I agree with the coach. If they want to act like a bunch of idiots on the computer then they don't need to play on a team and represent there whole school.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:32 am |
  77. Greg

    I don't see why the coach couldn't just penalize players who use vulgar and offensive language on Twitter, rather than banning tweets entirely.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:32 am |
  78. Asuna

    Telling the players they can't use Twitter isn't a very effective solution. If they post something vulgar or offensive then they should be suspended from the team. They are all adults and should be allowed to make thier own choices, but they should do so knowing that actions have consequences.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:33 am |
  79. Logan

    I believe that students should be able to post what they want to on twitter. Even if they are a student that represents the school, the school makes itself look bad when it is taking away a right that was given to all Americans. Taking this away is the same as taking away their freedom of speech. The United States isn't a communist society, so don't treat it as one. Anyone who is a true American will not think that we should eliminate a right given to us by the Bill of Rights. Looking back to all of this nations great heroes who were fighting for us to be able to keep the rights we have shouldn't be taken away just because a college thinks they look bad because of it. After seeing how this school treats their athletes the strive to try to make their school the best of the best, I am one person who will not even consider this university as a choice to go to.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:33 am |
  80. Elisha

    My belief on the whole "no tweeting rule" is ridiculous. We have the right to speech. The students should not be harassed for "vulgar" posts. They're kids. What do you expect. We all do dumb stuff when we're young. And it's Twitter. The school is not represented by Twitter and the posts kids make. They're represented by the kids and what they do for the school. Not what they post. Now if you don't mind I'm getting on Twitter.!! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    October 30, 2012 at 9:34 am |
    • Rosie

      First of all, the students aren't being harassed. They aren't kids either. They go to college so they're definately young adults. When people think of schools they think of school sports, especially college sports. These teams represent their school in several ways. Tweeting vulgar comments shows that the players on the team lack good character. Nobody wants people like that representing their school.

      October 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
  81. Kayla

    Banning twitter from high school students should not be allowed, it is of no diffrence from Facebook.
    Twitter is just a website and they do not use it during practice so why is it a distraction?
    Getting thrown off a team for having a twitter is kind of harsh. Dose this mean that teachers and everyone coming into the school, can't have a twitter? It would seem unfair that you could not have a twitter because you needed to focus on school iand would get suspended for having one. That dose not seem fair at all, and the coach should have no right to throw people off the team for just having one.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  82. destiny

    i think they should be aloud to twitter but just warn them before they do something like that

    October 30, 2012 at 9:58 am |
    • Rosie

      Totally!

      October 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
  83. landon

    i think i agree with the coach because if theryre posting bad things they shouldnt be able to get on twitter during the football season

    October 30, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  84. Jada

    I don't think what the coach is doing is right. The students have freedom of speech.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:02 am |
    • Rosie

      Think of this, you have a freedom of speech too. Your parents have probably told you when you were little not to say bad words. You don't say comments like the players did during school either or else you would probably have a detention. My point is this: even though people like our parents, teachers, coaches, etc. may tell us not to say, comment, or tweet certain things that doesn't mean they're violating our freedom of speech. The players can say whatever they want, just don't tweet vulgar comments. It's possible to live without twitter!

      October 30, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
  85. alex

    i think the wsu shouldn't be able to tweet because they could get distracted and loose their games every single time and get major injeries.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  86. Hunter

    I think that the coach should have not band the team from not posting comments on Twitter. Because they should be able to do what ever they what.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  87. Samantha

    I do not think that banning twitter is right. If these people are in college, the are technically an adult. They should be able to say what they want, and if they are not aloud to, than that is not freedom of speech. The coach is wrong to do this, and twitter should be aloud to the players.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:03 am |
    • Sam

      I agree!

      October 30, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  88. Lamar

    I support the coach. As a football player, you are a representative of the college. The players behavior have an impact on the reputation of the university.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  89. shawn

    no i don't think that tweeting should be baned

    October 30, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  90. Ryland

    No I don't think they shouldn't be able to go on tweet anymore because they could just have security cameras on the computer.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  91. paidyn

    I think it is unfair Because the coach is not in charge of there twitter and it is there life not his.SO HE SHOULD STOP SNOOPING IN HIS STUFF!

    October 30, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  92. Carter

    I think since they represent the school.Its a distraction for them they are the ones the school looks up to and if they get distracted they will just make people stop looking up to them and that is why I think that they should not be able to use twitter.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:07 am |
  93. Liese

    I definitely think the coach should do something about the vulgar comments, but banning Twitter itself isn't the answer. Perhaps the coach should only ban players who put inappropriate comments.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:08 am |
    • Willow

      But how would the couch know who was and who wasnt posting bad stuff on twitter! I think that twitter should be ban for the whole team.

      October 30, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
  94. whitney

    I don't think that it is far to punish every body else for other peoples mistakes

    October 30, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  95. Katelyn

    In some ways I think it's fair because, twitter isn't the only communication website,they could use Facebook. But in some ways I think it's unfair because, I don't think a sports coach should control everything you do at home or take away privileges that a coach usually wouldn't control.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:12 am |
    • Willow

      So your saying they should take away Facbook too!?!?

      October 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
  96. Wesley

    I Think it is a violation of freedom of speech.How would you like it if
    someone took your facebook or twitter just because your an athlete.It is not fair to us (as American) to not have this right of speech.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  97. Raleigh

    I think that the coaches should still let them use twittter, just check their feed and make sure they don't use inappropriate language. It's not any of the coaches business if they can't or could use social media.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:16 am |
  98. Levi

    Yes i think that they should be able to use twitter as a form of speech, But when they abuse that power is when it should be taken.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  99. Maddie

    I think the team should be allowed to go on Twitter. We can say what we want in the US, so why can't hey have their freedom of speech? They should do it as long as they don't post anything inapproprite

    October 30, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  100. Thomas

    We thiink they should be able to post on twitter....But if they keep posting wrong things then it should be taken away!

    October 30, 2012 at 10:47 am |
  101. Charlie

    I thinl that the football players technically can use Twitter, as long as they dont want to play football anymore. So, since he's not banning it, there's nothing wrong.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  102. sarah

    if the team isn't tweeting than let them tweet after the game or after practice

    October 30, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  103. Logen

    I think the coach shouldn't take away there right to post things. Amendment 1 in the Bill of Rights, states that they have the freedom of speech.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  104. Blaze & Zack

    we belive that the coach does have a right to bann them from tweeting bad things about other players and teams. but taking it away entirely is just stright up rediculus. the players have the right to tweet what they want, but if it's about another team, then they are risking their right's to play.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  105. mschapman

    In Ms. Chapman's class we believe that the player's right to free speech should be protected. Let them tweet!

    October 30, 2012 at 11:15 am |
    • Willow

      Think of this way, what if these players were from your school posting inappropriate things on Twitter. Would you let them keep posting stuff like that online and be under your teachings?

      October 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
  106. sarah

    I don't think it is fair because you don't know if someone is hacking in to the twitter acount and writing bad stuff

    October 30, 2012 at 11:19 am |
  107. Katie

    What about the players who didn't misuse Twitter? Are they being punished for SOME of the players' actions? That's not fair.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:27 am |
  108. Samuel

    I agree that the players should not be able to use Twitter. They didn't "do right" with it.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  109. Harrison

    I think that it's fine that the coach took away Twitter because he is the coach, and the players have to follow HIS rules.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:31 am |
  110. Gretta And Annika

    WE think WHICH

    October 30, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  111. Brylee and Devin

    there shod not be texting

    October 30, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  112. Brylee and Devin

    YES

    October 30, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  113. Jeanetta and luke

    we think that they can be on facebook

    October 30, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  114. Brennen & Sam

    We think think its not fair because the coach is just violating the football teams privilege to be on twitter.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  115. abbey & SHANE

    YES THE COACH CAN TELL THEM TO NOT BE ON TWEATER

    October 30, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  116. Gretta And Annika

    WE think WHICH ever ONE is FARE. AND right. AND we THINK it IS fare BECAUSE things ON the COMPTER can GET you IN truble.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  117. jazmyn and chris

    They should be able to do what ever they want to do.
    Cause there couch is not there boss.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  118. kelsie and imani

    We are in the middle because, on the yes side it is rude to post mean stuff about people. But on the other side people should have free speech.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  119. CLAUDETTE AND TESSA!!!!!!!!!!!

    i don't think you suold not twet

    October 30, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  120. Nathan

    I think what the coach should have done was allow tweeting, but keep some retrictions and regulations. Taking away their voice COMPLETELY I think shouldn't be done.

    October 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  121. Courtney

    I think that the football team should be able to tweet, because they all ready work hard at school and in sports. So, that they could have some free time on twitter ,but they should not be tweeting bad things. And if they tweet bad things they should be kicked off the team for a certain amount of time and the school should block twitter for them.

    October 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  122. Matthew

    I think it is right to ban the players from using Twitter. My coach said that at his job when he is about to hire someone, he goes onto the persons facebook and checks if they are posting mean or hateful things, then he doesnt want that at his buisness

    October 30, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  123. Addison

    I think that the coach is right; Those football players are representing the school, people look up to them (HELLO, Elementary School Little Leagues). But here's something to think about; If the coach banned football players from using Twitter, wouldn't he want to ban Facebook as well?

    October 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
  124. Dustin

    i think that the coach shouldnt be able to take away what the kids do on their free time.

    October 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
    • Willow

      I disagree

      October 30, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  125. Anonymous

    Who uses twitter its all about Facebook!!!!

    October 30, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  126. Flavio

    The coach does not have the rights to take away the player part of speech to do and say what they want

    October 30, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  127. Reyna

    I believe that the coach has no RIGHT to take away the football players rights to be on social media web-sights like Twitter. It would be like somebody taking the coaches right coach!!

    October 30, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  128. Riley

    I think the coach is overreacting. They can say whatever they want to say. Mind your buinsess coach.

    October 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  129. Ben

    I understand why the coach would try to put a stop to vulgar or innapropriate acts on a social media site, but the blame should be on the specific people who did the tweeting, not everyone on the team.

    October 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  130. Dom

    I think that the players who did that should be the ones getting in trouble and told to not post any on tweet and not the whole team.

    October 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
  131. Kyle

    I think that the students should be able to use Twitter but not after 4 hours till the game players should be able to interact with the fans and get them pumped up. However if I player posts an inappropriate tweet he can be banned.

    October 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
  132. lily

    I think that the students should be able to use twitter in general because you can talk to friends without using face book. It is not that bad, its a way of people just saying what they want and they shouldn't get that taken away.

    October 30, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  133. Bre

    I think that students should be allowed on twitter because it's a way of expressing their self. because what the people are saying on twitter shouldn't hurt them they are just speaking for their self's of what they think if it's that bad then they don't have to go on.

    October 30, 2012 at 1:41 pm |
  134. Katie

    I don't think he should ban a students right to tweet, I think he should not allow them to use foul language, or poor sportsmenship on social network sites.

    October 30, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  135. Hannah

    No,l because they shouldn't be tweeting after playing because that's weird and they just shouldn't because I think it's wrong, because they say rude things.

    October 30, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
  136. Rimey

    No it is not their right. I think the kids have a mouth and a brain to decide if they want to. They should not play in the games.

    October 30, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  137. Jacob & Brady

    I think that the coach should ban only the ones on twitter using bad words should be banned.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  138. Jordan

    Teens need to learn that their actions on the internet can and will be monitored. Hopefully, the suspension will stop them from posting vulgar statements in the future...

    October 30, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  139. jae

    i think its kinda right because they should not be doing that they should not be using thoes words.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
  140. Brady

    I agree that they should not do it because I don`t think it is good for them because they need to think and study.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
  141. Hunter

    I think it's not fair because people can make there own choices.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
  142. TJ

    I think there should not be texting during practices they should be aloud to text during the weekends.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
  143. chance

    I think the coach did the right thing Because if he would not have done that the players would have gotten in trouble

    October 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
  144. davin

    no you shoud not let football plaer

    October 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
  145. Charity

    Yes I think that is OK that he did take it away because they did post something inappropriate and they should not do that but they should be alowed to do tweeter because they can do it during practice or the whole season when their not doing anything and it is their phones and their helping the coach out by playing on his team so he should let them do tweeter on their phones! :) P.S. if I were at Cheer practice and they band our phones I would burst out in tears and say it's the end of the world and then quit the squad! :) ;)

    October 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  146. olivia

    I think it is a violation of free speech. People should be able to speak when ever they want. America is a free country. People should be able to make there own choices. Until the law is changed I think people should still be able to speak freely.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  147. Marcelino and Jillian

    we think they should not use tweeter because that's like really bad to do and a hole lot of people can see what they put on there so the the coach should have the write to not let him tweet and if the people ho read that might hold some thing agenst the football team.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  148. Emily

    I do not think that he has the control of them. He can stop them from saying bad stuff but he can not stop them all together.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
  149. steven

    I think that football players should not be able to tweet because the player could putt inapropret thing

    October 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  150. jenna

    No i don't think it is a very good idea to not be able to do what you want. you have freedom, you get to do what you want to do your whole life why give your freedom up now!

    October 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  151. jacob

    I think they should be aloud because that is their own life.But they should not be posting inappropriate things.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  152. NATHAN:)

    i think they shuold use facebook to talk to there family that could me far a way or the coach can say nothing bad or inaproprit ur off the team

    October 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  153. Ryan

    I do think tweeting is aloud for football players. If other teams could tweet than it gives the right for Washington State University foot ball team to tweet. But, they should not tweet anything bad or inapporite. Also it allows them to keep up with there friends and family if they have twitter. If they do tweet bad than it gives the right for the coach to susped them! Allow them to have twitter!

    October 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  154. DWIGHT

    I think that the players should get to use facebook or twitter. Only if ur not posting or tweeting any thing inappropriate.
    Also if ur posting anything inappropriate i would still let them cause there messing up their career.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  155. Emily

    YES, i think that the teams are alowed to use twitter in school and it is not the coaches business to be telling them that they are not allowed to use twitter..

    October 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  156. Haley

    I think that they shouldn't be able to post that kind of stuff because 20 years from now when they are getting a job the person could look back at the stuff and not get the job.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
  157. Benjamin

    I think it's taking away their freedom of speech. They have the right to say whatever they like, however vulgar (though I don't agree with rude comments).

    October 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  158. Charlee

    I personally think it was a pretty good idea. Although the coach should have got permission from volunteers, other, coaches and/or parents. What the coach did maybe wasn't okay but a good idea! (I would do it) So, well I am okay with the coach doing that.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  159. Skyler

    He has no right take away social media and suspending them if they do. Unless its the coaches account I think it's alright if they tweet something if its appropriate. :)(:

    October 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  160. Dillon

    i think they should be able to tweet because twitter is a choice and a coach shouldn't be able take that away from them

    October 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  161. brayden

    that's not cool that they cant use twitter

    October 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  162. Emily

    I think that they shouldn't be able to tweet because they might get of track, but they shouldn't be off the teem if they do.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  163. Luke

    I think it is right to ban the players from twitter, but it is not the coaches choice.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  164. zeke

    I think that the dosen't have the rite to take away the teams twitter rites

    October 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  165. Emma

    I think that the coach shouldn't be able to ban them from there social life...but maybe a suspension from the team would teach them a lesson. They should be able to continue playing football in the future but just not if they continue to post bad things on Twitter. But the coach should NOT be able to ban and/or delete their Twitter account because it could be there only way to contact people and have a social life.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  166. Nathaniel

    They should still be able tweet but they should be banned from saying bad stuff

    October 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  167. Mckenzie

    I think that the football coach shouldn't be able to take away the players Twitter. It is the players choice to do what ever they want with their social life and social media and the coach shouldn't be able to tell them what to do at all this is their choice and free time I'm sure do what ever

    October 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  168. Isabelle

    I don't think that the coach has the right to do this. Taking it away from the players using it responsibly is crazy. I think maybe he should take it away from the players who did post the vulgar comments. If he does that instead then the other players would be afraid to post anything inapropiate.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  169. Brandon

    That is OK to me because i don't have one i think that they don't need to but i could go both ways. The coach in my opinion he can tell them if they can or can't use twitter.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  170. dusty

    I don't think the coach can't do that it.

    October 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  171. Molly

    I think that The players should be able to Tweet its a free country. But maybe their should be a rule that you can only tweet about the football day and what you have learned, and the Coach can look at it anytime he wants. That should keep everyone happy and out of trouble.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  172. marissa

    It might get why the players feel mad at the chose but it the players are the one that did it so it's there fault

    October 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  173. Rogue

    I think that he should have the right to take away twitter and Facebook because they tipped inapropreate things on there. I also think that the kids who did post prorate stuff should not be band

    October 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  174. jenna

    social networks are places to share about your life and your hobbies...not a place to bully. the coach had a good idea to band twitter from his players. they were cyber bullying and that should never be aloud.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  175. Jesse

    I thank that they shoud be able to twitter beacuse their just being them selfs and it's some times the only way to talk to their friends. :}

    October 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  176. hezekiah

    I think that they shouldn't be able to because it was their fault that they posted inappropriate things.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  177. Ryan

    I agree they should not post vulgar but taking away there right to Access there online things, I don't think he should be able to do that.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  178. Isaiah

    I think widly about this issue and i agree on the choaches decision because people shouldn't post inaproprate things on the social media networks if they are on a football team. I think alsothink that the school should suspend players just for doing it.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
  179. Andrew

    They should ban the team from twitter because some players will go to the NFL. If they keep doing that in the NFL, their dreams will either be shattered or they will be suspended.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  180. Devon

    They should be allowed to tweet as long as they don't tweet anything in offensive.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  181. Zdena

    I support the twitter ban because they knowingly posted inappropriate things. They have got to learn that their actions affect the school's image.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  182. scott

    in doing this the coach is pretty much taking away their right to freedon of speech. however i do agree that the "tweets" should be kept to a certain level.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  183. Tanmay

    Well technically it's their fault. If they are being vulgar, then they should get consequences. That is constitutional because the 9th amendment says teachers, coaches, and administrators can take away something in which they think that object is being used for a bad purpose.

    October 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  184. Nikolai

    No, i don't think there coach can tell them not to, though he can tell them not to talk about the school or team.

    October 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  185. Kenny

    No, cause this goes against the 1st amendment for the freedom of speech that the WSU players should be able to tweet but not anything the coach would find bad though.

    October 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  186. kirsten

    i think its a good idea that there coach banned twitter because it is distracting and its there own fault they lost the privilege to use it because they were posting inappropriate things and talking about people and finally they are representing the university so they should set a good example and be the good football players there supposed to be.

    October 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  187. Kaitlyn

    I think that the players should be a loud to tiwiter because it helps them keep in tuch with friends and family. The coach shouldn't be a loud to tell the players what they can do for free time online. Thats the parents desinons.

    October 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  188. shayla

    I dont think that the football players can't go on twitter because they have the right to go on stuff they choose.

    October 30, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  189. Avery

    I do not think that the coach should have the power to relinquish the free speech of these players. I think that the players should be able to use any internet service that they feel the need to.

    October 30, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  190. Taylor

    I don't think it's fair to take twitter away from the players.But it is definitely not good to talk about inappropriate things.

    October 30, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
  191. DNA

    Yes, I think the coach should ban the players from Twitter because it is a HUGE distraction, and Social Networking sites coming with nothing but trouble.

    October 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
  192. Willow

    I think that the football players should not be able to use Twitter. Twitter is a complete distraction to alot of people. Lots of people can put really horrible stuff up on Twitter. Instead of messing around on a Twitter, maybe the football players should be practicing outside. If you want to play on Twitter, you should't join the team.

    October 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  193. malik

    i think it not right to take there tweeter away gust tell the nothing inappropriate thing

    October 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  194. Brandon

    Sadly, many teens these days are myopic to the fact that they are being monitored online. There have been multiple recapitulated incidents where there ends up being conflict over silly posts over the internet.Carrying out such an action does deserve some consequences. Suspending the football players is a smart discipline act. A softer alternative is for the coach let their parents know so they could confiscate their electronics. Most people would agree with the coach's actions and probably support them too.

    October 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
  195. Ben

    As a player on the WSU football team, the players are submitting themselves to the coaches authority, and thus should obey the coaches advice that is within reason.

    October 30, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
  196. BJ

    A player on the WSU football team is submitting himself to the coaches authority by joining the team, and should listen to his coach

    October 30, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  197. Joleena

    I think this is fair, most people are to busy on social networks to focus on the task at hand.

    October 30, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
  198. Madison

    I think that it's grate that are flowing the way of life. But inappropriate post is a bit to far.

    October 30, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
  199. Karlee

    I think that it is ridiculous that the players can"t use Twitter. I feel that the coach should not be in charge of what the players do outside of the field. And yes, the players do kind of represent the school, but that shouldn't take away their right to use Twitter.

    October 30, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
  200. Hannah

    I think the coach made the right decision by taking tweeting away. All it does is make people feel bad and tear people apart. I hope that the football players learn a lesson on not to tweet mean things and make people feel bad.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
  201. Ethan

    I think that the football team should be able to be on Twiitter but if they get caught then yes they should be kicked off

    October 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  202. Stuart

    Why band it that is a violation to their rights of speech. everyone should be able to tweet about their game. They need some time to let football go and relax I mean doesnt every body need to relax every now and then.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
    • Jonah

      But i also think it is not fair

      October 31, 2012 at 9:32 pm |
  203. Elizabeth

    I think that the coach has the right to say that his players can't tweet because they are representing the school. If the school doesn't want that appearance, then they need to do something about that. That's what the coach did. He took charge, and that was the right thing to do.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  204. Amanda

    While too much social media is unhealthy for you, I feel that no person can ban others from doing what they enjoy.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
  205. Aleena

    As distracting as social media sites can be, WSU players aren't going to go on their phones in the middle of practice to post a tweet. In all honesty, the athletic director is making bit of an extravagant response to a few vulgar words online. Understandably, the things that some people say on the internet are definitely reprehensible, but the school shouldn't have the right to take away their twitter time.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
  206. Pedro

    I believe this new rule may be a meritorious one. The players brought this on themselves, the coach didn't pull it out of thin air. This rule was brought due to the players recalcitrant tweets containing vulgar content and should be accepted by all players. Not only does it prevent this kind of behavior, but it also renders the players concentrate more on the sport. Although some restrictions are correct and deserved, players should be allowed to participate on social websites, such as twitter, during the weekend.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
  207. Danielle

    I think the team has a right to tweet because it might not have been the entire team and some people are mad that they cant be a follower.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
  208. Danielle

    I think the team should be able to tweet because they might have followers that might be mad at coach.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
  209. Ryland

    I think WSU football should not take away twitter because it's not fair to players. It's like losing freedom of speech and expression. They are old enough to make there own decisions and be responsible.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
  210. Cela

    In Washington State University, a coach has suspended some players because of some very seminal vulgar posts. The coach did the right thing. But instead of banning Twitter, he should of been cogent and kept it. Suspending Twitter from the whole team is not fair of those who haven't done anything wrong. After a team member posts something wrong, then the coach can take the matters into his own and hands because that is a foul representation of his team and school. But Twitter should still be allowed for all of the team until they make that one mistake.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
  211. Jessica

    Personally I think it is unfair for the coach to take away the players tweeting privilege.We have a right if freedom and so he should let the players be free to do what they wish.I think taking away twitter isn't going to help the players concentrate, but instead create a rebellion between the coach and the players.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
    • Rosie

      I think the coach has every right to take away the priviledge to tweet. They did have the priviledge to tweet and they abused it. As a member of the team they should be more responsible because they're representing their school. The players probably won't rebell; if the players don't like this decision they don't have to be on the team. There are other ways to socialize other than twitter.

      October 30, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
    • Kaela

      I totally agree! In my opinion, or at least at my school, Twitter isn't very popular, but for those who do have a Twitter and use it constantly, really only talk about their opinions about their day or life. Taking that away is like taking away someone's ability to speak. Anyone who wants that is insane.

      October 30, 2012 at 11:26 pm |
  212. Casey

    I feel that the coach should not have the right to take away their social privileges. Although their comments may not have been necessary, they still should have the right to access their own Twitter accounts. Next time the coach should just watch the team's tweet's more diligently and only punish the players posting inappropriate posts. Suspending it from the entire team seems a bit over drastic.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
  213. Mahima

    Although social media provides a distraction, it is not cogent to stop players from having a social life. During practices, do you see players tweeting? If students are posting vulgar tweets they should be suspended for a limited amount of time to learn from their recalcitrant behavior. Not allowing all players to tweet effects the entire team, not just the ones acting inappropriately. Honestly, the school should give their players back the responsibility to post online. Students should be smart enough to between right and wrong.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm |
  214. Daichi

    I don't think it is good idea to ban all tweeting. It gives students too much restriction. I think they need to make a clear rule about what they can tweet and what is not.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
  215. Abiagil

    I believe that the Coach was right to take away Twitter. Vulgarity is always wrong and should not be tolerated. I don't think that the players will have better focus though. There is schoolwork, friends, family, and other media that will grab their attention.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
  216. Abiagail

    I believe that the Coach was right to take away Twitter. Vulgarity is always wrong and should not be tolerated. I don't think that the players will have better focus though. There is schoolwork, friends, family, and other media that will grab their attention.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
  217. Jenna

    In my opinion, I think that people have their own rights to blog and tweet but limit their time on social networks. If the team limited their time on twitter, the blogging and tweeting wouldn’t be as effective to their playing.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
  218. Juan

    Yes it is fair because bad things has it's consequences and if the team doesn't focus they could end up losing games. Pretty sure the couch doesnt want that!

    October 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
  219. Ethan

    I ratiocinate that having the coach prevent his players from using Twitter is going a little far. I agree the players should be appropriate as they do represent the team, but it's THEIR personal life and the coach has no authority over that. Personally, I think the more cogent approach would be to talk to them and be more rational.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm |
  220. Johann

    This is a violation of the Freedom of speech Amendment. Their coach has no right to ban them from using Twitter or Facebook as there is a block button. They are old enough to make their own decisions. I feel that the coach should be punished to the fullest extent of the law for attempting to silence the players.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
  221. Nathan

    They are not our parents. I especially don't think they should get suspended for it. I'd probably still Tweet; but control what I say. Nobody deserves to get i trouble for something as little as this.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
  222. Alyshia

    I think the coach should let them learn from their mistakes and not ban them from social media websites. We all have the freedom of speech. we all have got and it cant be taken away.

    October 30, 2012 at 7:59 pm |
  223. Luke

    I think that it is unfair for the coach to take away Twitter for the players. It's their way to communicate to other students they know in the area. If they don't have a right to tweet, there's something wrong with the coach. In America, we have freedom, so that means we can do whatever we want. We don't have to listen to what some coach says. It's going to affect how the players do in practice and games. Now, they will be mad at their coach; they might not listen to them.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
  224. Nathan

    They are not our parents. I especially don't think they should get suspended for it. I'd probably still Tweet; but control what I say. Nobody deserves to get in trouble for something as little as this.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
  225. Caleb

    I feel that this is the best call for them to continue to be focused in school, and maintain a scholastic conflict free record.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
  226. Sayer

    I think it is unfair for a coach to ban twitter. It is their own social life, they do what they should do what they want on their own time and no one should change that. It is their own life. They should get consequences if they mess up again

    October 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm |
  227. Delaney

    I think that on certain levels, this is wrong. People have their own lives outside of football. He should've only taken those away from those who posted vulgar comments.But, on all of the other levels and views of looking at it, I believe that what the coach did was right. These posts represent that school and that coach and the players themselves. It could hurt every one of the reputations involved, and who would want a rude person on their team who goes and puts loathsome comments on after the game? I sure wouldn't.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
  228. katelyn

    Taking away twitter from the players is unfair, the coach shouldnt ban twitter just because one player tweeted something wrong. They're more then one player on the team, the coach needs to be cogent about what his decisions are and banning twitter was a wrong thing to do

    October 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  229. Sierra

    I think this is a great idea. Everyone is always on something electronic and it practicly runs our world now. Having the football players on their twitters will help them relize that their twitter, facebook, ect. is not that important.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  230. Tyler

    I think that only the players who have shown that they can't handle the tweeting privillage shouldn't be able to make posts. However, they should still be able to read other tweets because they may provide motivation to win the next game.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
  231. Marissa

    I think it's fair.I honestly think that WSU Players should not be able to get on twitter or facebook during there season Because, It will distract them from practicing and trying to get better. But, once the season is over they can get on facebook or twitter as much as they want.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:33 pm |
  232. Rachel

    I do not agree with the coach taking away Twitter and Facebook. I Think that it takes away from the personal lives of the players. It also takes away their freedom of speech. As long as they do not post inappropriate things, they should be able to use social networks. It is not right to take away people's ability to use twitter or facebook.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  233. Kristal

    I think this is a good idea. If I had a team posting vulger things, I would do the same. The team does reflect the school, and that would make the school look very bad. I think this was very smart of the coach.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
  234. Haley

    I think that the coach should be able to ban twitter because what ever the football team does represents the school they go to and also it takes up there free time where they could be working on something that thy think they need to improve on.

    October 30, 2012 at 8:58 pm |
  235. Nida

    i think the coach has no control over the players' social life and they have the freedom to do whatever they please

    October 30, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
  236. Andrew

    I think it is wrong for the coach to tell the players about social media uses outside of the basketball court. They should be able to post what they want without a coach telling them what or what not to do.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
  237. Strand

    They can post what they want whenever they want when they are not on the basketball court. Its none of the coaches business what they post on social media, they should be more focussed on basketball than twitter.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
  238. Jorah

    I think that taking away their twitter is an unfair way to punish the team. To me taking the twitter away will not make the players concentrate it will just make the players angry and the may disrespect the coach because of it. they should be able to tweet and have a twitter, but instead of taking it away for good just dont let them use there phones to tweet during practice. But i also feel that baning it from the whole team is wrong if they did not do anything. I think in a way that the coach has no reason to be in the players business about their tweets. If he doesn't want to see/hear that stuff he shouldn't pay any attention to it. ;)

    October 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
  239. Ellie

    i understand why they would take tweeting away but we have freedom of speech and the school also should not be allowed to tell them what to do off campus

    October 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
  240. Jacob

    They should be allowed to be on twitter and post stuff on twitter if it has nothing to do with football. If the vulgar comments are being said, then that is when i think some consequences should be put in place.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  241. Carlie

    The coach has no liberty to take the privilege of the players going online and tweeting,but honestly the players no matter the situation are young adults and know they shouldn't be tweeting inappropriate comments and posts on Twitter.The coach knows us "kids" need all of those online posting websites and by suspending players of the team they would work harder and learn how to control their actions like that.By posting inappropriate comments and posts they would just create more conflict with other teams,teammates,coaches etc.IT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  242. maddie

    I think the coach has no buisness telling them they can't twitter or use social things like that . It is a free country we may do and say as we please if they choose to talk that way then they should be allowed to set their future the way they want it.Even if it means the coach should be aware its thier life not his.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  243. Ryan

    I full heartedly agree about the ban of Twitter on the football team at Washington State University. Every morning, I wake up and watch ESPN. During college football season, mostly all I hear is about players being banned for inappropriate tweets! It completely sends their whole extraordinary future, down the drain. I would hate to see this happen to any more people. I think this was a smart move on the football director’s part if he wants to protect his boys. All in all, I believe that players who use twitter as a distraction, should be suspended.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
  244. Breezy

    It shouldn't be up to the coach to ban twitter. If he wants something done about it he should talk to the school board first. Another thing is even if he bans it from the players they won't stop because its there life and they get to decide on what they do with it.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm |
  245. abraham

    i think that they should be able to post whatever they like because it is their freedom of speech and it is protected under amendment 1 (freedom of speech)

    October 30, 2012 at 10:31 pm |
  246. Mae

    I don't think that the coach should be able to do that. Football is not the players whole life,and the coach shouldn't be aloud to control their social life.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
  247. Alexis

    I dont agree with this issue, he is taking away the college kids first amendment giving the freedom of speech. Twitter freedom of speech and no one should be able to stop that unless it becomes a real issue.

    October 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
  248. Kaela

    According to the first amendment, all citizens have the freedom of speech. To me, this counts anywhere, even social media. Social media can be full of opinions, meaning profound tweets or statuses. This is just part of social media and shoukd be forgotten.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:11 pm |
  249. Meaghan

    Honestly, I think they should be able to use twitter. The couch doesn't have the right to take away their privileges. I think it will be fine for them to post things as long as they don't post anything crude against the university.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:40 pm |
  250. Joshua

    If a coach sets expectations for a player, it is the players job to live up to them. This applies to Twitter as well. If players abuses their right and disobeys the coaches orders, then they shouldn't be playing on the team.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
  251. alyssa

    i believe that what the coach is doing is right because if you think about it their going to that college be most of them got college athlethic schollarships so the coach kind of owns them. so people may say it is wrong but you have to look at it from the coaches perspective. something that is put on the internet can hurt the team in the future such as championship games

    October 31, 2012 at 12:50 am |
  252. John

    I believe Twitter should not be banned because Twitter isn't like a 24/7 thing. People usually use it just on some occasion and it's not like quick tweets are going to do anything to the team.

    October 31, 2012 at 4:25 am |
  253. Jakyung

    These days there are a lot of social media. I dont think it will block students from posting stuff. I think coaches should think other ways to fix the problem.

    October 31, 2012 at 4:58 am |
  254. Daniel

    i think that the coach should just watch over what his players are saying on twitter, sometimes twitter is a good resource for finding things out and learning something new. I think as long as the players are being monitored and not saying anything bad then it is okay to be on there.

    October 31, 2012 at 7:49 am |
  255. Sydney

    Instead of banning every players' Twitter, the coach should monitor players and those who chose to post something inappropriate can have their accounts taken away. It seems very unfair that everyone, even those who did nothing wrong, would be punished. However, as the coach renders, it is a bad representation of the school if his players are not responsible on the web. Recapitulating this, the team would loose the respect thayt they have from other teams and others in their own school. With that being said, everyone has freedom of speech, whether they play football or not. Therfore, the coach should monitor the students' posts while they are on social netwtorking sites instead of banning them all together.

    October 31, 2012 at 8:20 am |
  256. Christine

    Whatever happened to the freedom of press? I thought that everyone is allowed to say whatever they want? And aren't most college students adults anyway? Yes I agree that some stuff posted on twitter or Facebook can be inappropriate, but if just one person has done something wrong, the coach shouldn't go and punish the whole team.

    October 31, 2012 at 9:46 am |
  257. Chance

    I think that he should not suspend them if they are not posting a bad thing

    October 31, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  258. Shakya

    I think they should because twitter is for peoples friends and it not fair for them to express their minds or telling their friends what their doing. CJHS

    October 31, 2012 at 10:07 am |
  259. casiana

    I think it's a good idea to take away their tweeting time. They are cyber bullying and that is unexceptionable. Take their privileges away. FAR FAR AWAY!

    October 31, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
  260. Jonathan

    I disagree with WSU football team. I think that it is unfair to not let the football players tweet on twitter. Also I think what the players tweet on twitter can be personal things to friends or families maybe.

    October 31, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  261. Izzy

    So I watched 10/30/12 and it was talking about the coach preventing twitter. I think that it is a good and bad idea. I think it is a bad idea because the coach just can’t tell the football guys to not use a website that they use. I mean it’s not like the coach is their parents. But I also think it is a good idea because I am sure that twitter is a huge distraction from the football team. If they are saying nasty stuff they should just ignore them. That’s what I think about the coach blocking twitter.

    October 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  262. robert

    I dont think it would be fair. I think this because we have the right to write anything or say anything as long as it isn't inappropriate. If WSU says they cannot tweet then they are basically they are violating the 1st amendment.

    October 31, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  263. Peter

    I do not think the players should be vulgar. Language usage like that makes their team look like uneducated football players.

    October 31, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  264. Devin

    I think its stupid, like its THEIR space, and their thing. They should be able to Tweet if they want. It's their choice of what they say or want to do. If they ruin it, it's their own fault, but still ban from Twitter? It is actually pretty sad.

    October 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
  265. Stephenie

    I think that the coach doesn't have the right to take away their twitter privileges because all of us have the freedom of speech which is constitutional. But there's one more thing that this might create a problem between the coach and the players. I think they should talk this out instead of taking any unnecessary decisions.

    October 31, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  266. Keren

    Honestly, I Don't Agree With The Coach To Ban Players From Twitter! I Mean Its Their Space, Their Personal Stuff! They Don't Need To Be Focus 24/7. Players Need A Break From Work; School; & Other Stuff.

    October 31, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  267. Connor

    Players at WSU should be able to tweet, just because some players posted inappropriate things doesn’t mean everyone on the team will. The school’s athletic director says that Twitter is a distraction, but I know people who have Twitter and it does not distract them from homework, school, or sports. The school should not mess with peoples social lives

    October 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
  268. Parker

    I think hat they should be able to because it's their decision.
    But they should watch what they are saying.

    October 31, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
  269. Ariel

    I think they should take away twitter because if people are getting kicked off the football team. First it dictracting so they can not consintrait on what they are doing, Second people can spread romurs that are not ture that they saw on twitter and lastly it can cause the team to go agenst each other from what they saw on twitter.

    October 31, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • Heligah

      i argree they should not have tiwwtter.

      October 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  270. sean

    Its not right for a coach to take away there media life on twitter because he is a coach not a parent its not the his choice to take this away from them

    October 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  271. kendrick

    I think that they can't do that.Some have to talk to family and friends on twitter.

    October 31, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
  272. Arella

    The coach doesn't have a right to take away that privilege. It's not like Twitter makes them not through the ball straight. It's a free country and personal life has nothing to do with sports.

    October 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  273. Mason

    I think the coach has no right legally to ban social-media from the team members, the First Amendment allows citizens the freedom of speech, and Tweeting is a form of speech.

    October 31, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  274. Ari

    I don't think that it is fair for football players to not be allowed to tweet. Sure, it is bad that they wrote rude things but it is completely unfair for them to be suspended from the team. It would probably be best if they focused and did not write rude things but they have a right to do whatever they want.

    October 31, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
  275. Tanvi

    At Washington State University, the football coach banned the use of Twitter for football players. If a football player uses Twitter, they will be suspended from the team. This is a very seminal idea, but the coach has no right to do this. He should have gave the team a warning that if anybody posts any vulgar tweets then matters would get worse. He should only be allowed to take matters into his own hands if a team member posts something that affects on the representation of the school or team. Additionally, even if the coach peruses, how is he supposed to know if someone posts something wrong. Most people don't even use their real names while tweeting. Therefore, the coach should not be allowed to ban team members from using Twitter.

    October 31, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
  276. Chuck

    I think it's fine if a football player tweets. Yes, maybe they should watch their language a little. But it is their twitter, their space. I'm an athlete as well, and twitter doesn't distract me at all between homework, work, school, and games/practices.
    also I think WSU football should not take away twitter because it's not fair to players. It's like losing freedom of speech and expression. They are old enough to make there own decisions and be responsible.

    October 31, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
  277. Todd

    I think it would be a two tier system of suspension. If you were the starting QB, then you would be warned. If you were the third string running back, you would be suspended

    October 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
  278. Zhaleh

    At Washington State University, posting a tweet that involves vulgar actions will result in suspension. Spending an exorbitant amount of time on the internet is what entertains students, Twitter, a social networking site, can be a distraction to the players. While wasting their time on social media, kids tend to forget about their priorities. The coach has the authority to stop players from posting tweets that will reflect the school in a negative way. By enforcing the strict rule of not being able to use Twitter will benefit the school’s football team. Clearly, not allowing football players to use Twitter will positively affect the school and allow the football league to burgeon.

    October 31, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  279. Anny

    Whether it may be verbally done or virtually done, they are both an expression of speech. Especially twitter, where it's more then expressing what you are currently doing however a way of connecting to the audience as well.

    October 31, 2012 at 9:58 pm |
  280. Erin

    I think it is taking away there freedom of speech and the coach has no right to do so

    October 31, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
  281. Kyndal

    Well actually I think that it just depends. Maybe if it was a big game against your rival, then maybe. Other than that they should be able to tweet there hearts out.

    October 31, 2012 at 10:26 pm |
  282. Madison

    I think that this is wrong in every way. Twitter isn't a school program so the coach shouldn't be able to take it away from them.

    October 31, 2012 at 10:27 pm |
  283. Zhaleh

    At Washington State University, posting a tweet that involves vulgar actions will result in suspension. Spending an exorbitant amount of time on the internet is what entertains students, Twitter, a social networking site, can be a distraction to the players. While wasting their time on social media, kids forget about their priorities. The coach has the authority to stop players from posting tweets that will reflect the school in a negative way. By enforcing the strict rule of not being able to use Twitter will benefit the school’s football team. Clearly, not allowing football players to use Twitter will positively affect the school and allow the football league to burgeon.

    October 31, 2012 at 10:53 pm |
  284. Josh

    Since social media has evolved, twitter, text, facebook and emails, have become a primary form of communication. Unfortunately, no matter how convenient it is to express our feelings to the world, one must not forget to be respectful of others. Since some of these players did not follow that simple etiquette rule, then all must suffer the consequences. Right or wrong, the coaches made a decision most likely to placate the latent recommendations of school officials. While a few players were myopic on the social skills and simple common courtesy, then the entire team must accept the punishment. Perhaps the few deft players will ratiocinate their actions before they participate in unacceptable behavior or be at risk of being ostracized from the team.

    November 1, 2012 at 7:54 am |
  285. Chris

    As a coach and former player, I think the coach should be allowed to take away twitter. He is teaching them a valuable lesson. We all have to abide by a conduct of code in school and the workplace, so those players need to learn that as well. Also, the players choose to play on the team, so if they do not like the rule, they can find another team.

    November 1, 2012 at 9:47 am |
  286. bridgett

    II think it wouldn't be right for the coach to take that right away because what if they put those things, can't they talk it out with the coach and negotiate things considering it might be breaking the first amendment which is the right to speech, press, religion and petition. Mostly speech in this case

    November 1, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  287. Leia

    I think that the players should be able to use twitter if it doesnt harm the team or if its not inopropriate. Twitter is a choice to use teachers cant say that there students cant use it.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  288. Tristan

    I think he should take it away but he should give them something to do and if they get it he should give them twitter back.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  289. Whitney

    CNN student news has recently talked about the WSU coach banning twitter from his players. I think that is the right decision. Tweeting bad things about your team on twitter lets your team and your coach down. But I don't think that the coach should ban the WHOLE team from twitter, just the players who used it in the wrong way. Just because some players let their team down, doesn't mean more will.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  290. Colby

    Instead of banning it he should teach them how to use twitter correctly and if they still don't learn that's when you suspend them.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  291. Arial

    A coach at a different university has done it before, but I think instead of banning twitter they shouldn't be able to post anything like that. I think they should have a warning that if they do it one more time then they are suspended and no twitter

    November 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  292. Sydney

    I think he should let them do what they want unless they are going to post harmful stuff. If they do post harmful stuff then they would be able to get in trouble and have to take off some time on the team.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  293. Colby

    I think it is unfair that they can't do what they want. They have the right to speech. But if they get caught they will wish their coach would of said no twitter.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  294. Sierra

    I think they should be banned from twitter for a while but not forever they need to learn to not post bad things like that.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  295. Dylan

    I think you let them do it and if it is getting them in trouble or affecting there game and academics then stop them

    November 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  296. Nick

    I get what he is Saying but they shouldn't blog things like that but they should just have a amount of time till they can blog more.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  297. Carson

    I think it is a good thing that he banned twitter but I think it's hypocritical of Leech to be the one to bane it because he got fired from Texas Tech for doing that exact same thing

    November 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  298. cassy

    i think its fine if they tweet but yes they should be watching there language. They shouldnt take Twitter away from them but he should always check twitter to keep an i on what they are tweeting

    November 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  299. Carter

    I think they should band players from because they can put really bad stuff on it and ruin there career and they wouldn't want that also they could ruin there season because like penn sate for example they ruined there season because they did something bad and they could do that same thing with tweeting.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  300. Ben

    I think he's doing the right thing especially if there posting bad things they shouldn't be.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  301. Caleb

    I think they should be aloud if they miss us it they will miss a game

    November 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  302. Abby

    I think they should let them tweet because it is there life and if they want to post stupid comments and then lose there reputation let them it's there life they can chose what to do with it.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  303. Kaitlyn

    I think it is unfair and the coach should let them use it because some people didnt post bad things but the other people who did should not able to post bad things on it and if the do and go against the rules then they should face the consequences and not be able to use it because they had there chance.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  304. Killian

    I think it's not cool to take their rights to tweet I can see why he did but once he got fired for doing the same thing.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  305. Avery

    Obviously players of a college represent that college do its important for them to represent that school well on and off the field. However, not all of the playes are tweeting inappropriately so only those who misuse thief tweeter accounts should be punished.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  306. Jonethan, Drew and Nathan

    They should be able to put what they want. There shouldn't be a conflict between football and social media, vulgar attitudes or player faults the offenders should be punished for their mess up not the team.

    November 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  307. Caitlyn

    Personally, I think that it's OK for the coach to take the privileges away, because they probably all ready have a lot of distractions. So they just need to focus with no distraction, and they will do better.

    November 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
  308. Kirsty

    I dis agree. If they ban their players from twitter the players might leave the team

    November 1, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
  309. Bridgette

    I think that coach did the right thing by banning the players' social network. In most schools, the players would have been kicked of the team, so it's good that they have any punishment at all.

    November 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  310. Elana

    I think that it wasn't very nice of them to post those tweets but, I think that they should still be allowed to go on twitter

    November 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
  311. Kashma

    You should be able to do what you want. They shouldn't be saying bad things or saying anythings about the games and stuff but you shouldn't have the right to take something away from another. They should manage there tweets to make sure they don't give away any secrets but taking all away is to far.

    November 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  312. gabrielle

    i think football players shoud be able to tweet but it shoud be limited so they can still focus on there sport

    November 1, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
  313. nicole

    I think the coach has no rights to ban them frim social media maybe the athletic directer and if it was bad enough a probation officer can ban them but not the coach

    November 1, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
  314. Justin

    I think that it is unfair that the coach is taking away the players tweeting privileges because this is a free country. They should not be watch by the coach because it is there personal life. I thin that this won't help anything it will just get the players mad at the coach. Understandably, the players should not be posting bad thing, but this is not the coaches business.

    November 1, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  315. Brooke

    I think they should not. Because what if its something personal between two people. Plus the people who suspend people from the team they shouldn't be in their busniess .

    November 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
  316. KeKe

    I think the ban is ridiculous and pointless, because they can still use other social medias such as Facebook and Google Plus. The players also have the right to surf the web as they please and it is unfair to take that away from them.

    November 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
  317. Sierra

    I think that banning Twitter is not going help the players learn how to be polite on social media. In fact, this would just strain the relationship between the players and the coach and create a lot of resentment and discontent. I think the coach should just talk to the players and give them a firm warning about not posting vulgar things. It is not the coach's business to control a players tweets- that's completely out of his control. He can try to advise his players, but if they continue to post vulgar tweets, they will learn sooner or later the hard way.

    November 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
  318. Lizett

    I do think football players could use twitter. like one part is social life and the other is education.

    November 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  319. Dante

    I think that yes wsu students should be allowed to use twitter only before their games and who ever they are talking to they should say bye or get their phone taking away it's their choice which ever one works for them to learn their lesson

    November 1, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  320. Mahala

    I think its fair because they need to focuse on football and school but then there is always facebook.

    November 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
  321. Samantha

    The team should be able to be on twitter, but they should keep there posts clean. It sounds more educated.

    November 1, 2012 at 10:30 pm |
  322. Jaylin

    I think banning players from using twitter is taking away their freedom of speech. As american citizens, that's a right everybody has. Taking away twitter is taking away their rights.

    November 1, 2012 at 11:11 pm |
  323. Parth

    Being an athlete playing on a team myself, I would find it to be a bit intrusive on my rights if my coach told me to stop tweeting. On the other hand, I think both parties can compromise where, for example, players could be banned from Twitter only if they use vulgar language in their tweets.

    November 2, 2012 at 1:52 am |
  324. Jamal

    In the text by CNN on no tweeting for WSU players, football players should be allowed to tweet, beacuse they have no real proof that any of them did say anything. there is a average of 55 million tweets a day, who says that any of them could be from the football players from WSU. if this was really done then the couch or administrative staff should take their time to find out who said the vulger tweet.

    November 2, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  325. Mya

    In the text by CNN on No Tweeting for WSU Players , football players should be allowed to tweet on twitter because the staff doesn't have enough evidence to shut down this process . The staff had said the players would alledly post vulgar tweets , which means they don't know everything yet . Numbers of UNIQUE Twitter users visits every month ( 180 million ) . Percent of twitter who don't tweet but watch other people tweet . Which is 40% out of 500,250,000 peolple . Honestly I think they should run an petition .

    November 2, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  326. George

    I disagree with the Washington State footbal coach's decision to ban twitter from the team. I agree that the players shouldn't be posting anything innapropriate, but its their choice to do what they want in their personal life. The coach could definatly encourage the players to stay away from twitter, but banning them from using it, is unacceptable. Especially with the consequence of being suspended from the team.

    November 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  327. Andrea

    I think that the coach was smart to ban tweets, the reason being that if football players post inappropriate things on the media, it might start rumors on people, whether it be the person the football player wrote about, or the player himself.

    November 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  328. Aidan

    WSU doesn't have the abillity to restrict their players from tweeting. I personally beleive that the football players can post whatever they want, as long as it is appropriate. if things get dirty, the college can step in.

    November 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  329. Peter

    I think football players are rude if they use twitter.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
  330. karissa

    I think it is fair because they are a team and other people respect them and they are rolmodls for people that are younger then them

    November 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  331. Alexis

    I think that football players should be able to have a Twitter. They shouldnt have one if they are going to put rude stuff.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  332. Skylar

    I think that the coach has every right to take away twitter for the team if they are using it inapproprietly because he is doing it for their sake.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
  333. Skylar

    I think that the coach has every right to take away twitter for the team if they are using it inapproprietly because what they don't understand is he is doing it for the sake of the team.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
  334. Reagan

    I believe that students from the WSU football team should be able to tweet what they'd like. I think this because twitter and websites like are most times used for entertainment, so why can't a foot ball player use it like any normal person? If people don't want to see bad stuff on a Facebook or twitter account, then they shouldn't go to that persons account. It's their account, not the coaches. Also, what about the coach? He is basically banning his right too, because if the players can't have a twitter or any social network, neither should the coach.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  335. Dawson

    I think that is not right beacuse it takes away their freedom of speech. I also think that that it is not right that the players put the comment on twitter, but the coach shouldn't suspend them if they use twitter

    November 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  336. Ashtin

    I honestly think that the football players should be able to tweet as long as they don't post anything rude.They might need to contact their family or friends that are far away.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  337. DeAndre'

    I think WSU players should be able to do what they want because it takes away their right of speech, and their coice to tell their friends. Also it could make the players mad at their coach, and make them not want to play, or try to win the game. So I think the coach is wrong to suspend the WSU football players.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
  338. Katie

    I think that the coach shouldn't have the athority to bane the players right to twitter they have the freedom of speech. If he does that it is like telling them they can't talk. Personly I think that the players should be able to twitter and that if they say any thing inappropriate the coach could give thin a second chance

    November 2, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
  339. Hunter

    I think they shoudnt tweet because they could post bad things and they could be making fun of class mates and they could post bad things about class mates that's not true and they could call they names and then the name that they called them are what they said about someone else it could be spread around the school and th kid that was getting picked on are name called and it would be a horrible life for them and if the players get caught they should be suspended because they were making fun of someone else and hurt there feelings and it would be ruff for the kid that is getting picked on are name called.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  340. Christopher

    I don't think the coach has the right to take twitter away from the football players, and when you think about it, that's blackmail! And blackmail is against the law! They can always just use Facebook, or google plus, and things like that. Maybe one foot ball player posted one vulgar comment but that is no reason to take away Twitter from ALL the football players! Just kick ONE guy of the team and you'll be fine! You will see inappropriate things online all the time! So seriously just punish the one guy on the team that posted it!

    November 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  341. Dorian

    No I do not think it is the coaches right,sure they should watch their language but it takes away their freedom of speech, and I am pretty sure that's illegal.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  342. Karsten

    I think that the coach shouldn't be able to ban the players from their own twitter account, just because some of the players posted some rude comments about other football teams and other players. I think that the coach should only be able to ban the players that posted the rude comments should be banned even though they are a team and they play and work as a team. I also think that the coach can't take away their freedom of speech because even I have my freedom of speech and so their freedom of speech shouldn't be able to be taken away.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  343. Helena

    The football players that didn't use twitter innipropriately should be able to use twitter to interact with friends and family.Those that did use it wrongly should be punished in a different way because they have a freedom of speech.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  344. Ashleigh

    I think they should have a right to tweet, but they shouldn't be allowed to put inappropriate things on it.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  345. Logan

    I think theWSU should be able to tweet but if the post something inappropriate or rude.I Also think it is unfair that the coach took away the players right to tweet.I think that the players that posted inappropriate or rude comments should face the consequences.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • jalen

      really

      November 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
  346. Wendy

    I think that the coach should let the team twitter but they have to watch out for what they say.If the people do twitter something bad they should get a different punishment.

    November 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
  347. Fayth

    Facebook is better. :)

    November 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
  348. Alex

    I don't agree with the coach. The players should have whatever freedom they want, but if they are saying bad things about the school maybe they should keep an eye on it and not ban it. It could probably make a disagreement between the players and coaches, an the team could lose some players because of this..

    November 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  349. Erika

    I don't think that it's fair for the coach to restrict the freedom of speech of the students on the entire team, but if individual students are found harassing others, other groups, or posting things that are inappropriate for the internet the coach has the right to call the player out and give out a punishment for the individual player.

    November 2, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
  350. dj

    unfair

    November 2, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  351. Yenson

    It should only be used for appropriate stuff and should have it monitored.

    November 2, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  352. Jakson

    It should only be used for appropriate stuff and should have it make the team not to get mad.

    November 2, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
  353. Wendy

    I think that what the coach did to the team wasn't the right thing to do because if the team posted something inappropriate they should get punished but not that bad. I say that because they get to be able to tweet but not tweet anything inappropriate. Also the coach shouldn't be doing that type of stuff because it makes them look bad.

    November 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm |
  354. Kaley

    If the team is too focused on tweeting, then they won't focus on their training. But if the Football players are still training fine, then the couch is being unfair to his players. Wen he's doing that, he's not going to bond with the players, he going to make them not want to play on the Football team anymore, just so they can tweet. But, if the players are misusing twitter, then it's a good idea to take it away from those people and only those people.

    November 3, 2012 at 8:30 am |
  355. kia

    sure every once in a while you want to talk about something on the internet , but when you take to far then there has to be a consequence for your actions

    November 4, 2012 at 8:06 am |
  356. cory

    Personally I feel tweeting doesn't effect the way we play football why do they care if they tweet; football vs. twitter?

    November 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
  357. Ellie

    I think that the players should be allowed to use Twitter, as long as they aren't too focused on it and they aren't saying bad things. Though the coaches shouldn't be able to control what the players can access online, but they should monitor what the players are saying. They should just keep in mind that actions have consequinces.

    November 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
  358. Brynn

    I think that football players can have twitter but not be on it when they are on the feild practice or game they just have to watch their languge on it.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
  359. Sophie

    I think that what the coach is doing is totally not ok. Those children should be able to do what they want. They should not be posting anything that would let someone down in the first place. And if i were the child i would bring it up to the coach and have a team vote.

    November 4, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
  360. Chaz

    I think that it's reasonable. The Internet can cause lot of trouble and these days with all the college scandals, the coaches and schools can't afford any mess ups.

    November 5, 2012 at 9:42 am |
  361. Lexi

    I think its not a good idea because i think that people should be able to use the internet and say what they want to say but they shouldnt be aloud to use that website if they personally are saying bad or innapropiate things on that website.

    November 5, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  362. Tucker

    I think that just the players that said something should punished. They should not punish the other people on the team.

    November 5, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  363. Sean

    It is unfair and unconstitutional to punish people for communicating,nobody should have to be told they can't talk with each other,no matter what the topic.

    November 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
  364. dzung

    i think they should'nt take twitter away because its theyre lpace and they have theyr rights

    November 5, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  365. Abe

    I think WSU players should be able to tweet because it is a right to. It is non of the coaches business with what they do off the field unless it has to do with football so i believe they should be able to do what they want if it;s off the field.

    November 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  366. Morgan

    I don't see what is so wrong with twitter. I don't have one, nor do I have a Facebook, yet I don't see the problem. If they get in trouble on there, the should be told what they did, then suspended from the team. How long that may be depends on the severity of the post.

    November 5, 2012 at 4:51 pm |