File this one under what not to say in Social Media. The very troubled University of Oregon Football team has lost another. Sunday afternoon, Head Coach Chip Kelly dismissed Junior Wide Receiver Jamere Holland after Holland made a rather "Angry, inflammatory post on his Facebook page, not realizing that because of his privacy settings, anyone who wanted to could read it.
Kelly called the problem "A violation of team rules". Holland made the post late Saturday night thinking that Linebacker Kiko Alonso's arrest on DUI charges would result in his dismissal from the team. Among the comments was that the decision (which was never made) to dismiss Alonso was "Weak" and continued with an expletive laden rant about how Holland has been in more trouble but is still there and ended with "Quote Me"....someone did.
The story from Register-Guard.com is RIGHT HERE
((Jamere Holland runs//Courtesy: Portlandtribune.com))
The Winter of discontent in Eugene is continuing. There have been 4 players arrested in the past month. As for Holland, Kelly insisted that it was more than just his "Facebook Post", saying that Holland had problems with "Attitude and Academics".
The other message here is a simple one and one that most athletes, particularly at the College level don't seem to understand. Be it Facebook or Twitter, they need to be somewhat careful as to what they say, you never know who is looking or reading. Facebook more so than Twitter, does have privacy features, so if you don't want just anyone reading it or seeing your photos, you need to do something about it.
Here is the story from KVAL-TV in Eugene:
MONDAY PM UPDATE: Oregon coach Chip Kelly has suspended linebacker Kiko Alonso for the 2010 football season.
Alonso was arrested Saturday on suspicion of DUI. He is the fourth Ducks player to be arrested in the past month.
Alonso played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman last season. The school said Monday he will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after the 2010 season.