In case you missed it last night, Willie Cauley-Stein, Kyle Wiltjer, and Julius Mays deleted their Twitter accounts over the weekend, and now, Alex Poythress has followed suit.
The move comes after a handful of fans sent the players negative tweets following the Notre Dame and Baylor losses. While there is no confirmation that is the reason they deleted their accounts, Willie Cauley-Stein tweeted this on Friday:
The players may also be eliminating unnecessary distractions, but if that were the case, you would think it would be a team decision, and Nerlens Noel, Jon Hood, Archie Goodwin, Twany Beckham, and others still have their accounts active. Nerlens tweeted this on Saturday night:
Tough times don’t last but tough people do..
— Nerlens Noel (@NerlensNoel3) December 2, 2012
Twitter is a wonderful way for fans and players to connect. Just think of the things we’ve learned about these guys through segments like “Tweet Beat.” However, when abused, it can seriously damage the psyches of young players. And for what reason? So someone can feel big behind a computer?
Stay classy, UK tweeters.