In case you haven't noticed, Marquis Daniels loves to Twitter. He can be quite entertaining, provided you can understand his slang and abbreviations. He also responds to his fans. Here's a recent exchange he had with John after he tweeted about his affection for the city of Orlando:
But last night, a tweet by Daniels raised a few eyebrows. Here's the story, told by TrueHoop:
body got a rednose pit dat u wana breed wit my Orlando raised brown
eyed Doberman I have her tail n ears clipped…she's a prize fighter
ghost of Michael Vick. Please, Mr. Daniels, on behalf of the Celtics
and all that is holy, explain this in a way that makes sense. You are
not really bragging about your prize fighter of a dog, right?
Lowe reached out to Daniels by Twitter last night, and got a couple of quick denials that this might be what it appears to be:
- celticshub it was a joke towards someone I kno back in orlando alot of my posts r me joking on someone
- wat did u think I was talkn bout….lmao, ion even like animals wit teeth….lol
Daniels added one final update this morning apparently in response to the TrueHoop story:
whom it may concern I don't fight dogs/cats/chickens/
elephants/kangaroos r wateva it was a joke stop tryn to make nothing
I don't fault Zach of Celtics Hub for asking Daniels to clarify the response. He clearly didn't make a big deal out of it since there is no mention of the exchange on his blog.
This is just one small example of why leagues and teams don't want athletes messing around with Twitter. It doesn't take much for a joke to be misunderstood and blown way out of proportion. Here's hoping Daniels doesn't get Twitter-shy in the future.