Top 20 Athletes Who Should be Banned From Social Media

20 Athletes Who Shouldn't be Allowed on Social Media

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Honorable Mention: Dee Liner, Alabama Crimson Tide

Dee Liner
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Honorable Mention: Dee Liner, Alabama Crimson Tide

Dee Liner
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Dee Liner took this picture before he started school at Alabama this fall and the highly-touted defensive end recruit caused a bit of a stir on his Instagram. He even captioned this "#StruggleOverWit". Where did you get that, Mr. Liner?

Honorable Mention: Marcus Vick, Former NFL Player

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Honorable Mention: Marcus Vick, Former NFL Player

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Marcus Vick is an honorable mention on this list because he's probably the least popular athlete on the list -- or close to it. When Riley Cooper was caught on camera using racial slurs, he put a bounty out on Twitter, promising any safety or corner back who "lights him up" a cash award.

20. Michael Beasley, Miami Heat

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20. Michael Beasley, Miami Heat

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Michael Beasley took a photo and posted it to his social media. The picture was supposed to be showing off his tattoo, but instead it showed off the bag of weed he had on the table. Nice.

19. Charlie Villanueva, Detroit Pistons

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19. Charlie Villanueva, Detroit Pistons

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Actual tweet from Charlie V:

"@CV31: In da locker room, snuck to post with my twitt. We’re playing the Celtics, tie ball game at da half. Coach wants more toughness. I gotta step up."

Tweeting at halftime is always a solid move.

18. Stephanie Rice, Australian Swimmer

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18. Stephanie Rice, Australian Swimmer

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Rice tweeted after watching a rugby win and used a homosexual slurs at her Twitter followers. While it wasn't directed at anyone, that's not exactly the best way to keep followers or make them happy.

17. Joshua Sale, Tampa Bay Rays Prospect

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17. Joshua Sale, Tampa Bay Rays Prospect

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This Tampa Bay prospect can probably bet he won't be called up to the majors any time soon. I mean, posting that on Facebook is embarrassing for himself.

16. Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks

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16. Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks

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Richard Sherman has a tendency to go off on fellow athletes on Twitter, including LeGarrette Blount and DeAngelo Hall. Heck, he voices an opinion about basically anyone who he disagrees with. You better keep his name out of your mouth.

15. Richie Incognito, Miami Dolphins

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15. Richie Incognito, Miami Dolphins

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Richie Incognito went off a few times on Jonathan Martin-themed Twitter rants before retracting his statements shortly after and showing a somewhat bipolar personality via social media.

14. T.J. Lang, Green Bay Packers

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14. T.J. Lang, Green Bay Packers

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T.J. Lang tweeted after the NFL stole the game away from the Green Bay Packers in the infamous 'Fail Mary' game. He definitely asked for a fine on this one:

"@TJLang70: F**k it NFL.. Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs."

13. Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss Rebels

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13. Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss Rebels

Marshall Henderson
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Marshall Henderson was apparently very offended by Erin Andrews' tweet. This wasn't the only time he was an idiot on Twitter, however, just the most notable.

12. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M Aggies

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12. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M Aggies

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Johnny Manziel has a tendency of calling out Twitter trolls and posting things that he may regret later. For example, he tweeted how he couldn't wait to leave College Station. Well, his wish came true.

11. Jose Canseco, Retired MLB Player

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11. Jose Canseco, Retired MLB Player

Jose Canseco
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Sure, he was way off base with this statement about him being the Babe Ruth of the 1980s, but what is even more questionable about his time on Twitter is the posting of a picture of his pet goats while being pulled over by police.

10. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins

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10. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins

Mike Wallace
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Mike Wallace posted this questionable series of poor thoughts out loud on Twitter. He was criticized heavily and received a ton of hate from fans.

9. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles

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9. LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles

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Anyone else remember the time when LeSean McCoy replied to Skip Bayless' compliments of Knowshown Moreno with a "Knowshon sucks" tweet? Yeah, that is just the beginning of his social media antics.

8. Davone Bess, NFL Free Agent

Davone Bess
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8. Davone Bess, NFL Free Agent

Davone Bess
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Davone Bess needs a lesson on what to post and what not to post on your own social media. I am going to have to say marijuana is something to leave out of your timeline.

7. Floyd Mayweather, Boxing

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7. Floyd Mayweather, Boxing

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Floyd Mayweather is just so self-centered and money hungry -- hence his nickname "Money" -- on Twitter and it rubs a lot of people the wrong way. You want to unfollow him, but you realize he might have something interesting to say so you can't resist.

6. Donovan McNabb, Retired NFL Player

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6. Donovan McNabb, Retired NFL Player

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Donovan McNabb is the king of terrible Twitter poll questions with obvious answers. Here are a couple examples:

"@donovanjmcnabb: Patriots sign Tim Tebow. What will he play?"

"@donovanjmcnabb: Is it a must win for the Heat or the Spurs?"

The last question was asked when the Hear were on the brink of elimination, 3-2. Obvious answer.

5. Darnell Dockett, Arizona Cardinals

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5. Darnell Dockett, Arizona Cardinals

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Darnell Dockett sometimes says questionable things on Twitter -- like all others on this list. Here are a couple gems:

"@ddockett: Me and my son just snuck into the movies!! We used old ticket stubs! They ain't even know it!!"

"@ddockett: Aye @_KatherineWebb hit me (240) 464-4150 when game over, lets go to wing stop then King of diamond"

4. Lance Armstrong, Retired Cyclist

Lance Armstrong
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4. Lance Armstrong, Retired Cyclist

Lance Armstrong
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Lance Armstrong is hated for a number of reasons, but accidentally putting his number on Twitter while thinking it was a direct message just has to make you laugh. I'm going to go ahead and assume he changed it since then.

3. Chad Johnson, Former NFL Player

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3. Chad Johnson, Former NFL Player

Chad Johnson
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Chad Johnson begging the NFL to reduce his fine because it was two months of Bugatti payments? That had to have been tough.

2. Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets

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2. Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets

Dwight Howard
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Dwight Howard should ignore trolls on Twitter, and this is one reason why. That's why people think you are immature and obnoxious, Dwight.

1. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

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1. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons

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Roddy White has been known for saying dumb things on social media. Heck, he even lost a bet over the NCAA Tournament this year because he opened his mouth to a fan.

Check out this fantastically-awful Twitter gem:

"@roddywhiteTV: Watching nfl countdown and they talking bad about Aldon smith but I'm willing to bet Keyshawn Tom and cris have all driven drunk no doubt"

Connor Muldowney is a columnist for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Connormuldowney, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google. You can also reach him at connor.muldowney@rantsports.com.


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