Ok, so there is not actually a Facebook police, but once the NFL and the NFLPA* decide they aren’t enemies anymore, there will be people confronting Britt over his recent Facebook postings. Brendan Prunty works for the Newark Star Ledger, where he does cover Rutgers–Britt’s alma mater.
Unfortunately, this is news.
Britt had a few more quotes afterwards including that:
“Change of HEart.. My family is always here for me,” he said. “I made mistakes and i am sorry i am going to change and become a better person and mentor for all my young fans.. I will accept any penalty like a man.. The road beings Sept 11 in Jacksonville.. ill be ready!!!”
And to top it all off, he later claimed his Facebook account was hacked. I feel like, if given one more post, Britt was about to say “If you don’t believe this lie I tell is true, ask the blind man, he saw it too”.
Social Media….is it worth it? Many athletes have to ask themselves this. It all goes back to “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. To which I’ll now add “Facebook and Twitter don’t get you in trouble, you get you in trouble”.
Communication is great, it’s one of the things that separates us from cavemen, but misusing the communication may as well place us back in caves. I think Britt will eventually get his head together, but it’s looking more and more likely that he will begin the road on Sept 11 in Jacksonville on the bench while he serves a suspension from Roger Goodell.