Player vs Media On Twitter

Use your social media platform wisely.

Case in point today: Former Tennessee Titan, Keith Bulluck, and ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky.

The back story. According to Kuharsky’s ESPN article from last week, Bulluck called ex-teammate, Chris Johnson, a me-first type of athlete during Bulluck’s time with the Titans.

“He’s a friend of mine but when it comes to athlete, he’s a ‘me’ person. He’s a ‘me’ person when it comes to the athlete.”

That article and Bulluck’s subsequent SportsNation appearance prompted Kuharsky’s tweet above (from last night). Call them fighting words, perhaps, but Bulluck wasn’t about to let that slide. The following are the tweets in chronological order.

NOTE: Some of Bulluck’s tweets are in screen-shot form. He uses an app called TwitLonger which allows users to go beyond 140 characters. I have included their screen-shots for reference purposes. TwitLonger can also be accessed by clicking on the link in the actual tweet. 

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FINAL THOUGHTS: This isn’t a new phenomenon, player vs journalist/media on Twitter. But, it has been awhile since we’ve seen an athlete go to this length to state (tweet) his case. I’ve long said Twitter (or any social media outlet) allows athletes to control the message. Say what you will about whether Keith Bulluck is in the right or wrong. He has a platform and he’s not afraid to use it. Neither is Kuharsky.

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