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    Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    By Jon Benne

    Austin is in trouble with the Rams after he followed a couple of strippers on Twitter.

    St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin found himself in a bit of trouble with his new bosses this week. Speaking to high school athletes at Nike's The Opening, Austin said that he got called to the GM's office for following a couple of strippers on Twitter:

    It should be noted that Austin is still on Twitter, making retweets as of Tuesday morning.

    Rams blog Turf Show Times took a more humorous approach to the story, calling the front office a "big ol' fuddy duddy," but Ryan Van Bibber does note that the Rams are determined to keep up their public image:

    The Rams front office works VERY hard to manage the team's image, regrowing a badly damaged brand. Playing social media police, if we take Austin at face value here, seems a little heavy handed.

    This whole incident will probably blow over by the time training camp starts, but it's yet another reminder that athletes should be more careful with their social media activities, lest they find themselves in embarrassing situations. You know, like telling high schoolers they got reprimanded for following strippers on Twitter.


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    Slow news day.

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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Does this mean Austin can't go to any bachelor parties?
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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Slow news day.
    It may have been, and probably was, a 'Slow news day'.

    I would have to be on the Ram's side on this though.

    I realize that today's culture is more relaxed than the one I grew up in, but that doesn't necessarily mean one should lose sense of propriety.

    As a young man with money he is just 'having fun' and really isn't 'hurting anyone', but he is in a position where he needs to think about his employer and the fan base he may be beginning to accrue, particularly the young fans.

    Yes, I know I may not have the popular view on this, but what else might you expect from a fuddy-duddy?
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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Female stripper?
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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    ....just...why would you even bother following strippers on twitter?..or anywhere?
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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    As long as TA stays away from any 'social media' advice coming from Bret Favre, I think all is well.
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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Tavon cant help it if he is in love with a stripper

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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Maybe they are "imaginary" strippers.

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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Austin is in trouble with the Rams after he followed a couple of strippers on Twitter.
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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Hey, come on man.....lighten up.....it is not like he donned a Miami Dolphins cap.

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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Not a huge fan of social media. I know that sounds strange coming from a guy on ClanRam, but Twitter, Facebook etc. are potentially huge sources of controversy in today's ever-intrusive world. Your life is an open book, and an athlete has a lot to lose if he/she exercises poor judgment. Austin's "transgression" is hardly worth getting worried about, but it's a good opportunity for management to remind him to use sound judgment when discussing his personal life.
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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Quote Originally Posted by ramsanddodgers View Post



    As a young man with money he is just 'having fun' and really isn't 'hurting anyone'
    A poster boy for this exact sentiment would be Allen Iverson, he took care of and had fun with all his pals and now he's broke and a train wreck.

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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    You really don't want to hear "Practice??, We're Talking Practice???!!!" from Tavon.

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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
    Not a huge fan of social media. I know that sounds strange coming from a guy on ClanRam, but Twitter, Facebook etc. are potentially huge sources of controversy in today's ever-intrusive world. Your life is an open book, and an athlete has a lot to lose if he/she exercises poor judgment. Austin's "transgression" is hardly worth getting worried about, but it's a good opportunity for management to remind him to use sound judgment when discussing his personal life.
    I couldn't agree more!!

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