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Punishment In Order For Steelers Pouncey?


Usually a Steeler will wait until the middle of the offseason before doing something controversial that the media can salivate after having to dust off old news stories to make it through February through July.  Well I guess Marukice Pouncey decided to get it over with early enough so that maybe it would be forgotten by training camp.

Shortly after the Steelers lost to the Broncos (and I mean like minutes after they lost) Pouncey tweeted for people to buy a new rap album - Yo Gotti rap album on iTunes.  Fans didn’t take that lightly and went after Pouncey.  To which Pouncey replied with the following:

“I’m rich play for the steelers and have a awesome life!”

“u wish u had my life!!”

“what do u do for a living besides bothering me right now … ”

“I will idiot!! you enjoy your lame life!!

“your a loser Rick! get a life I hate people like u! dont talk about my life dumb [expletive].

“unfollow me then loser!!

“I’m done talking to losers!”

Classy.  Not quite in that Santonio Holmes ‘go kill yourself’ classy, but still pretty jaggy.  Really?  Did he feel it necessary to go after followers and fans?  Quite a prick’ish thing to do considering he missed the second biggest game of his life – Super Bowl XLV being the other.  And really, did anyone expect him to return at all during the playoffs?  I didn’t.

So the question now presents itself – will or should Pouncey be punished somehow by the Steelers?  And what should that punishment be?  Free speech is free speech.  But this is the second Steeler to lash out on Twitter.  Is this a trend?

Does Pouncey deserve punishment for his Tweets after the WIld Card loss?

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  • Kimmy

    I think this situation was blown a bit out of proportion. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like that he went to the “I’m rich” thing but there are people who troll Twitter looking to harrass athletes and celebrities just like there are people who troll this site. Naturally, he reacted wrong, you should never “feed the troll” and never get into it with a fan, especially after a loss like that. I’m a self-admitted Twitter junkie. I’ve tried going to meetings but I was kicked out for checking Twitter too much during them. I just think he’s young and didn’t react the best way when being called out by the fans. It’s disappointing that it took him till the next day to apologize for it (Obviously he was instructed to do so) but it was a moment of immaturity and retaliation and doesn’t entirely change my opinion of him for me. I know that players like LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison have actual advisors or “Social Media Coaches” to help them avoid stuff like that, maybe Pouncey could benefit from something like that too but I’d say disciplinary action by the Steelers would be going too far.

  • dbuzard

    Detroit Lion, Aaron Berry told his Twitter followers that they could now “go back to being broke and miserable”. Professional athletes have very quick reflexes but should maybe take a lap before responding hastily in the social media. It will all blow over.

  • Kimmy

    I think this situation was blown a bit out of proportion. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like that he went to the “I’m rich” thing but there are people who troll Twitter looking to harrass athletes and celebrities just like there are people who troll this site. Naturally, he reacted wrong, you should never “feed the troll” and never get into it with a fan, especially after a loss like that. I’m a self-admitted Twitter junkie. I’ve tried going to meetings but I was kicked out for checking Twitter too much during them. I just think he’s young and didn’t react the best way when being called out by the fans. It’s disappointing that it took him till the next day to apologize for it (Obviously he was instructed to do so) but it was a moment of immaturity and retaliation and doesn’t entirely change my opinion of him for me. I know that players like LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison have actual advisors or “Social Media Coaches” to help them avoid stuff like that, maybe Pouncey could benefit from something like that too but I’d say disciplinary action by the Steelers would be going too far.

  • dbuzard

    Detroit Lion, Aaron Berry told his Twitter followers that they could now “go back to being broke and miserable”. Professional athletes have very quick reflexes but should maybe take a lap before responding hastily in the social media. It will all blow over.

  • rob_zombiez

    @steelersbuzztap should be!!!

  • rob_zombiez

    @steelersbuzztap should be!!!