After the San Diego Chargers cut wide receiver Demetrius Byrd on Monday, the Huffington Post reported the team has previously fined players for comments made on the über-popular social network Twitter. HuffPo suggests Byrd's release was partially due to a "gay" Tweet about 16-year-old YouTube phenom Justin Bieber.
The Huffington Post: "In follow-up tweets after his release, Byrd denied any connection. He first wrote, 'TO ALL U PPL WHO THINK I GOT CUT CUZ OF THAT TWEET FUCK YALL I'M PISSED.....THANKS TO U NO DATS DUMB.' He later added a longer message, saying that people 'need to get a life' and thanking San Diego Chargers GM for drafting him in 2009:
"Just read this thing about me b n cut cuz I tweeted sumthin bout likin Justin Bieber I dnt like fool like dat I dnt swing that way I was talkin bout dat new song wit ludacris. But ppl need to get a life lol that's why San Diego cut lol C'Mon Son ppl a trip now u ppl run and quote this from me thanks AJ 4 drafted me makin my dream come to tru in a comma last draft wow but dat tweet I just asked my followers wat they think ppl can't ask shit wow God Bless Haters"
Byrd was seriously injured after a car accident last year and spent his first NFL season on the bench. He plans to return to Louisiana State University to finish his last few credits to graduate.
Byrd continues to Tweet about his dismissal and jokes that he is still playing "Justin Bieber dis 4 da haters since he got
me released lmao haha."
During the 2009 season, the Kansas City Chiefs cut controversial running back Larry Johnson after a Twitter meltdown where he called fans "fag", "faggot" and "Christopher Street boy". Johnson later ended up on the Bengals and more recently signed a contract with the Redskins.
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