Huskers Banned from Twitter


Husker wide receiver Brandon Kinne told an Omaha radio show  that head coach Bo Pelini has banned Nebraska football players  from using Twitter in the coming weeks.

That time frame just happens to coincide with the nearly three week break Nebraska has remaining before the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 2 against South Carolina.

Pelini’s actions come just a few days after a rough Sunday for Nebraska. In a 36-hour span, three Huskers were cited for various crimes.

Junior defensive end Eric Martin and junior fullback Collin McDermott were cited for leaving the scene of an accident in separate offenses. Senior center Mike Caputo was cited on the suspicion of DUI.

Pelini has not made any comments about any of the crimes or the Twitter ban.

While the ban from Twitter will not likely affect the Huskers’ play negatively, it surely will lessen the connection some fans feel with certain players.

Kinnie (@bkinnie84) is one of Nebraska’s biggest tweeters, registering almost 22,000 tweets and over 7,500 followers. Freshman wide receiver Kenny Bell (@afro_thunder80) has one of the largest followings of any Husker, with over 6,000 followers and over 2,500 tweets.

By Chris Peters

Photo Courtesy Lincoln Journal Star

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