Just when we thought only Ozzie Guillen and Jose Canseco* were going batshit crazy on Twitter, along comes Washington Redskins wide receiver Jabar Gaffney with what is being described mildly as a “Twitter meltdown.”
Jabar Gaffney, a serviceable receiver with the Washington Redskins who once starred at the University of Florida (2-time First team All-American), had a rather spectacular twitter meltdown this afternoon. It was the equivalent of jumping on stage at a Coldplay show and pulling your pants down, taking the microphone, and ranting like a lunatic.
Oooh an athlete going nutso on Twitter! Pass the popcorn, please. Let’s take a look:
(Read from the bottom up)
Apparently, Gaffney and his wife are having marriage issues — potentially over the minor infraction of his wife cheating on him with former Florida Gators teammate Lito Sheppard — and since we all know that the key to a successful marriage is communication, he decided that addressing it on Twitter was the best way to bridge the communication gap. Good idea, right?
Face, meet palm.
When will today’s kids learn that Twitter (or Facebook, or any public social medium) is not the place to air your dirty laundry?
Oh, but wait! Only 3 hours after sports blogs everywhere exploded over this, Gaffney logged into his Twitter account to discover that his account had been HACKED!
(Bottom up, again)
Deleting your account so that you won’t be “hacked” (*wink wink*) again? That might be the best display of how “super educated” he is all week. I also want to applaud him for changing his Twitter photo — just in case the hacker mixed him up with someone else.
After his playing days are over, Gaffney really should consider a career in politics. Maybe he and Anthony Weiner can team up on a ticket.
*You didn’t think we’d go a day on The Pulse without mentioning Canseco, did you?