Coach Leach bans players from Twitter - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/28/09

Coach Leach bans players from Twitter

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LUBBOCK, TX (AP) -  Texas Tech players have been banned from having Twitter pages.

Coach Mike Leach announced the move Monday after one of his linebackers noted the coach's tardiness to a Sunday meeting, a day after the Red Raiders lost 29-28 to No. 12 Houston.

According to published reports, linebacker Marlon Williams asked on his Twitter account why he was still in a meeting room when "the head coach can't even be on time." That tweet has been deleted.

Offensive lineman Brandon Carter also had a Twitter page. After the loss to the Cougars, he tweeted: "This is not how I saw our season."

On Sunday, Carter was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules unrelated to his Twitter page, which was nowhere to be found later that day.

Leach said players don't need Twitter or Facebook. He called them "stupid" distractions, and he says players' Facebook pages will be monitored.

The Red Raiders (2-2) host New Mexico (0-4) on Saturday.

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