Newly hired Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer is banning his players from using Twitter, according to Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch.
“Urban Meyer bans Twitter for
#Buckeyes players. Scarlet & grey Matter, however, remains safely outside the #OhioState clutches.,” Oller tweeted.
The news sparked a bit of a debate, on Twitter of all places, among members of the media.
CNBC’s sports business reporter Darren Rovell claims Meyer’s players will miss out on important “life skills not taught in the classroom:”
As he has become prone to do, Sports Illustrated’s sports media columnist Richard Deitsch disagreed with Rovell.
Then there’s SI.com’s Andy Glockner, who sees zero benefit for Meyer, or any coach, in allowing his players to post random musings and potentially harmful material on the popular micro-blogging site.
UPDATE: Urban Meyer has NOT issued a team-wide Twitter ban, according to multiple sources who have spoken with Sports by Brooks.
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