Denver Broncos Linebacker D.J. Williams has been on thin ice with a lot of people in the Denver community after tweeting an image of a page from the defensive play book, making a “harmless” joke about how difficult the task is. The photo was of his new iPad playbook sitting on a desk behind a stack of note cards, a pencil sharpener and a pencil, followed by a tweet saying he was old school and still using flash cards. Many fans of the Broncos have been relentless in their attacks on Williams saying he should be suspended, fined, or even cut from the team.
His teammates are much less worried about the mistake made by Williams stating that he didn’t even really give anything away that other teams could take advantage of. Yeah, it wasn’t a smart thing to do, posting an image of your team’s playbook on Twitter, but you could run six different plays from the formation shown and pretty much every team in the NFL lines up in that formation.
The team’s ownership and upper-management held a team meeting reminding players about the use of social media. They encourage interacting with fans and media and for the most part think that social media has been and can continue to be a good way for players and fans to communicate. The message was to be careful of what you put on social media forums because you never know how people are going to react to certain things.
This has stirred up plenty of emotions in what has already been a hectic preseason with the addition of Peyton Manning at the quarterback position. I’m sure the media is thoroughly enjoying all of the attention because it gives them a chance to ask all of the questions.
What is your opinion on professional athletes using social media?
– Cole from HSM
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