So we have this highschool kid, Yuri Wirght, who plays football and he’s really good. In fact, he’s a four-star defensive back prospect from high school football powerhouse Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J. Wright was getting heavily recruited from big names schools like Rutgers, Michigan and Notre Dame–until Don Bosco expelled him from school for X-rated tweets.
In fact, his tweets were so bad that we cannot post them all, but here’s a sample:
“yo my Pops just splash sum water on some jew ass b&^%$”
“i am startin a new school next week sounds like i get to meet a bunch a new white p$#&% to give organisms to”
“bithces aint nuttin but h*$# and tricks suck on deez n&#@ and suck a n#@$% d&$#”
These tweets are just the tip of the iceberg.
I don’t know if I was more disturbed by his salacious, racist, and (sometimes) violent tweets, or the fact that he can’t spell and doesn’t know the difference between the word “orgasm” and “organism”. SMH!
His tweets were beyond sexually explicit. I think it’s scary and indicative of a young man in need of some counseling–and prayer. Not only does it show someone who’s out of control, but it gives us a prelude of a young man who’s lacking direction and one who’s ego and sense of self-entitlement will ultimately be his downfall, if left unchecked. Michigan decided to withdraw their pursuit of him and his tour at Rutgers, which was scheduled for this weekend is now in limbo.
“He’s a good kid and I think he has a bright college future and I wish him the best of luck,” Don Bosco coach Greg Toal said. “There is no question Don Bosco had to do what it had to do.”
Wright’s has stellar credentials. He is ranked as the 40th best recruit in the country by ESPN, while Rivals.com lists him as 85th and the third best at his position.
Should he be given a second chance? Maybe. He’s young. I’m sure with his credentials some school will pick him up. In fact, one school did. He’ll be playing for the University of Colorado.
He’s now started a new Twitter account and his tweets are all nice and sweet.
But this is about more than just football. This is about how we’ve elevated athletes above any kind of standard, so much so that its trickled down to our youth. Further, social media unchecked and mishandled can adversely affect lives. There’s a huge misconception that social media gives you the right to post any and every thought and feeling you have.
It is this line of thinking that has many athletes, politicians and celebrities, etc. retracting, changing and apologizing for what they posted. For some reason people feel empowered to share everything. The world does NOT need to be privvy to every thought you have. In fact, it’s best to keep some things between you and God.
Besides, it’s best to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.