Players tweeting curbed for game day

Posted by Chris Brown on September 1, 2009 – 2:53 pm

It was already established that NFL players would not be tweeting any time during regular season games on Sundays including halftime, but don’t look for Terrell Owens or Kawika Mitchell to be providing much information before or right after the games either.

That’s because the league’s policy on twitter states that players, coaches and football operations personnel can only use Twitter, Facebook and other social media up to 90 minutes before kickoff, and after the game following traditional media interviews.

That means that most players won’t be tweeting until they’re in their cars driving home from a home game or on their way to the airport to fly home from a road game.

In addition the league also included a line that also prohibits anyone representing the player to provide posts or updates. Some players do hire people to post for them.

It’s going to be very interesting to see how the league polices this, especially after games. Players leave the locker room after games at different times, so cracking down on tweeting after games might not be as easy as prior to games when there’s a hard cut-off time.


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