When Will Athletes Stop Falling For The Social Media Okeydoke?

Maybe this is a sign of my age (I was born in 1984), but there’s something distasteful about publicly declaring that you had unprotected sex with the mother of your child, then adding that she is an awful person for lying about being on the pill.


Last week, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy released a statement apologizing for the Twitter war he engaged in with the mother of his son on Twitter, late Saturday night. A Twitter war that took place while he was on vacation with his current girlfriend in Puerto Rico, mind you. "This is not who I am as a person, nor the image I ever wanted to portray of myself. It's definitely not the example I want to set for my son,” McCoy noted by way of an obviously skilled publicist.


McCoy went on to admit: "Due to my bad judgment and frustration, I allowed a very personal matter to be played out on a social network, of all things. It was immature and unprofessional for me to do so and to encourage others to join in."


It’s amazing what accusations of having herpes and the scorn of your boss's boss will do to awaken your better senses. In any event, perhaps McCoy won’t let his anger get the best of him the next time he’s asked for more child support or told to tell his girlfriend to stop pretending to be the real mommy, but there are plenty of other professional athletes who will fall for the social media okeydoke.


Enter Joseph Anderson of the Chicago Bears who, along with his erect penis, was put on full blast on the Internet by a jilted…whatever she was. The post was deleted, but nothing in the Internet is actually gone, so it didn’t take long before the rant was republished on the popular blog Baller Alert. It started off rather innocently with the woman noting that Joe “was the cuddle, hold hands, forehead kiss in the middle of a long slumber, talk about feelings with no filter sort of person.”




That’s okay, Joe; Ralph Tresvant made songs in acknowledgment of men with your thug level.


Of course, then came the rants about him being a horrible person for not being the man she thought he was and then – Boom! Pow! Whack! Kapow! – screenshots of their text message exchanges and a shot of Joseph holding his Anderson.


According to the woman, the problem was that, in his apparent vigorous pursuit of her, he made her “care back”. So, ultimately, since he had someone else already, he had to pay.


Yes, according to this poor unfortunate soul – whose rants sound a lot like some throwback Destiny’s Child lyrics – Anderson “did not handle [his] business like a man, so [she] decided to handle [her] business like a woman. A boss.”It’s possible (hopeful?) she has since realized that her anger caused her to behave more like the offspring of Foghorn Leglorn and Tweety Bird than a boss. However, that damage was already done.”


It’s not my place to tell anyone whom to date really, but question for these types: Y’all can’t be smart enough to keep certain things off the Internet? Say, method of conception and alleged STD statuses? And even if you do happen to meet some “Instagram model” after a certain number of liked back shots, if you’re going to send explicit photos, why not crop your head off?


I’m saying, even college freshman and AP high school students know better.

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