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Berry Tramel: Bob Stoops to implement a Twitter policy for players

by Berry Tramel Published: March 21, 2011

“Guess I'll be cutting down my tweets Smh (shaking my head) they try to control EVERYTHING we do. I'm tired of this ****.”

“Compliance told me to watch what I'm tweeting ... We(‘)re not allowed to have any life while we(‘)re in college.”

These guys are full-bore into Twitter. Our man Jake Trotter posted a blog late afternoon Monday about Florida State's Greg Reid thinking every day about the Sept. 17 Oklahoma game, and it was all the rage among some Sooner tweeters by early evening.

How do they get any video games played with all this Twitter time?

In fairness, most of what's on Twitter is harmless.

“Quick, easy way to make a few jokes,” Clay said. “Get in contact with people, see what they're up to.

“Most of us are smart enough to know what to put on there. You've got to be sensible about it.”

Clay said OU coaches' Twitter message is simple: “Respect the team, respect the school, respect ourselves. Once we say something ignorant on Twitter, it makes us look bad.”

The Sooners don't have the corner on Twitter nonsense. Chad Ochocinco. WNBA player Cappie Pondexter, who recently blamed the Japan tsunami on Pearl Harbor. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who during games used Twitter to rip referees.

The NBA has banned players from Twitter just before and during games. Lots of pro and college coaches have issued Twitter bans. U.S. and European Ryder Cup players banned Twitter during their 2010 competition.

If golfers can't be trusted, who can blame Stoops?

Berry Tramel: Berry can be reached at (405) 760-8080 or at He can be heard Monday through Friday from 4:40-5:20 p.m. on The Sports Animal radio network, including AM-640 and FM-98.1. You can also view his personality page at

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by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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