Why the NFL and NBA’s Twitter and Social Media Policy Is Wrong

Posted: 20th December 2009 by Joe Librizzi in NBA
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To tweet is simply answering the question, "What are you doing?" in 140 characters or less according to social networking site Twitter. Web-based social networking has transformed over the past decade, but not until recently have we seen it impact the sports world. On Friday, Dec. 18, Milwaukee Bucks stud rookie Brandon Jennings was fined for violating the leagues social media policy.á So let's take a closer look at these policies. Both the NFL and NBA implemented a social media policy before the start of the 2009 seasons. The NFL released a written statement on its policy regarding the use of Twitter and other social media platforms by players, coaches, and other team personnel on game days.á It stated in part, "coaches, players, and football operations personnel are permitted under lea ...

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