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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    As Maui did, I too agree with NJ. I for one have never given into Tweety of Facebook...yet.

    In Mexico, as in other nations (and other fads through the years, 'high-tech' or not), it is often a status hype and not a necessity. I realize that more and more athletes, coaches, front office, et al, will have to navigate through the waters of social media -- it is as essential as using a phone nowadays and it almost becomes a part of the job. And we all know that the waters are sometimes rather muddy, or just plain hot!

    Thus, the first line of defense: 'Watch your step'. / 'Watch your words!'

    ...Rams unite!
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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    At least he didn't follow a fake girlfriend on twitter.



    Too soon?

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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Really? Practice?

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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    I think people overrate public image, especially in football. By the whole 9 arrests or whatever small amount it was since 2000, St.Louis doesnt even have an "image" as a bad city so thats a load. Add in that, New England just had a potential murderer on their roster and it didnt even affect their image. Released him and everythings fine. Follow a few strippers, who cares, what you guys think they do with the money anyways?

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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Quote Originally Posted by MrLegend28 View Post
    ...What you guys think they do with the money anyways?
    It depends on who the player is / who the players are.

    Not all rookies are immature college brats that do not know how to speak properly, whose highest priority is to spend their NFL money fast on glitz and cheap (or expensive) thrills, wine and women. // Some players, rookies or veterans, actually try to look for ways to invest and use their monetary wealth on charity, on legitimately good causes.

    There are a number of foundations initiated by pro athletes -- whether multi millionaires or on a more modest mode -- that do good works and encourage others to follow, that are indeed exemplary role models.


    It depends on the character and vision of the individual.

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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    [Deleted duplicate post]

    BTW, I don't know, of course, where young T.A. stands in terms of 'character and vision'.

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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Quote Originally Posted by PARamfan View Post
    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.
    That was pretty much my point.

    I guess I should have added "sarcasm" to my post?
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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Quote Originally Posted by MrLegend28 View Post
    I think people overrate public image, especially in football. By the whole 9 arrests or whatever small amount it was since 2000, St.Louis doesnt even have an "image" as a bad city so thats a load. Add in that, New England just had a potential murderer on their roster and it didnt even affect their image. Released him and everythings fine. Follow a few strippers, who cares, what you guys think they do with the money anyways?
    I knew when I offered my initial reply that there would be responses like this one.

    The only thing that your two examples have in common are lapses in judgement. Of course we cannot begin to think that following strippers on Twitter is anywhere near egregious as (alleged) murder, and I am willing to laugh off Austin's tweet as 'youth-full exuberance' or some-such. Let's hope that this is the extent of 'trouble' Austin gets into though.

    To quote Annie Savoy, "The world is made for people are who aren't cursed with self-awareness".
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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Quote Originally Posted by RealRam View Post
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    BTW, I don't know, of course, where young T.A. stands in terms of 'character and vision'.

    I don't either, RR, and I'm not trying judge him or his actions.

    I didn't intend to, directly or indirectly, turn this into a debate of morals, character, upbringing, or any other tangent.

    Thank goodness we are all different and have varied opinions, or this would be a very boring site, and even world.
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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramsanddodgers View Post
    I don't either, RR, and I'm not trying judge him or his actions.

    I didn't intend to, directly or indirectly, turn this into a debate of morals, character, upbringing, or any other tangent.

    Thank goodness we are all different and have varied opinions, or this would be a very boring site, and even world.

    Oh, no, no R&D: nothing derogatory on your observations at all.

    I think we can all agree that something as commonplace as a Tweet message from a young kid, regardless of his occupation, can easily result in over analysis and unnecessary scrutiny by those of us that expect certain things from him as a person (or, in TA's case, as a Rams WR with much potential), but on the other hand it can be used as a possible indicator of this young person's view on things.

    In terms of TA's character, I was only postscripting my own thoughts (post #20) as a reply to Mr28's generalized comment (ending of post #19).

    Really and truly, I have no doubt as to TA's disposition and ability to start on the right foot, to develop favorably amidst all the support from the Rams, and by virtue of his own talent, become a successful WR.

    It should be great and exciting to see him as a part of an improved Rams offense already in 2013.
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    Re: Rams displeased with Tavon Austin's Twitter account

    If the worst thing Tavon does is follow a couple of strippers on Twitter, I thinkin that we'll be fine.
    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!

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