Newly-acquired Dallas Cowboys defensive end, Greg Hardy, has decided that, when it comes to Twitter, he needs to have a seat.
Hardy got into an exchange over Twitter with a Carolina Panthers fan (Hardy’s old team). The fan posted a picture of Carolina players Kelvin Benjamin and Devin Funchess with the caption “The Twin Towers”.
Hardy replied to this tweet by posting “didn’t the twin towers get blowN up lol.”
The tweet was later deleted and Greg Hardy apologized. A short while afterward, Hardy decided that it would be best for him to quit Twitter.
When asked about the incident, Dallas coach Jason Garrett said the following:
“I think it’s important to just have great discipline with [social media]. I’m not someone who is on Twitter. I understand that a lot of people are, and that’s part of the fabric of our culture these days. But I just think it’s important for guys to use it the right way. We try to emphasize that to our guys. ‘Distinguish yourself with your play, not with what you say,’ is something we talk about all the time. That’s just another medium that we have to address.
Some guys just need reinforcement one way or the other when they reach out and do some of those things. It’s all a learning process. None of us are perfect so we’re just trying to address it as these things come up.”