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Responsible Decisions in the Twittering World: Ricky Lumpkin

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With the Twitter account of Will Hill recently brought into the spotlight as a prototype for what not to write if you’re a college athlete with access to social media, also comes a rather refreshing example of Twitter done right from one of Kentucky’s very own.

Ricky Lumpkin, who just finished up his fifth year on campus as an athlete, is determined to finish out his time as a student, too. In an exchange with Derrick Locke, Ricky said that he was going to keep going to class to finish up his double major:


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Now if you look past the fact that Derrick not only uses social media as a platform for selling his University of Kentucky keepsakes, but also for advocating the skipping of class, and focus instead on Ricky, you’ll see the admirable decision making of a very mature young man.

Ricky might not have lived up to the hype he had coming out of high school as a Mr. Football from Tennessee, but his contributions as a leader on the team and in the community cannot be undermined.

Players like Ricky are what make a football program great. He is the definition of a high character guy and is someone that will continue to be a fantastic ambassador for the program long after his playing days are over.

Ricky is graduating with a double major at the end of the semester. In the midst of recruits decommitting and concerns about the coaching staff, this is something that UK football fans can be very proud of.

Sour.

Article written by Matthew Hays

22 Comments for Responsible Decisions in the Twittering World: Ricky Lumpkin



  1. old-school
    5:07 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    We need basketball players with the same attitude. Way to go RICKY!



  2. willis
    5:08 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    1st sour



  3. Jezz
    5:17 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah great. Locke starring as “the guy who doesn’t give a crap on the other hand” was really good too.



  4. Tyrone Biggums
    5:22 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    Ricky represents the school and the team well… I hope Joker can find more players and leaders like him



  5. bg
    5:25 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    where’s the link to the radio show?



  6. Mike
    5:33 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    He certainly didn’t live up to the hype and we really needed him to.



  7. Bender
    5:40 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    Exceptional young man!



  8. fatcar
    5:41 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    Ricky = great guy. Locke on the other hand has demonstrated himself as selfish and arrogant.



  9. Matt Jones ghost
    5:46 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    how long does it take to post a second part interview you selfish mothef!$&@#!



  10. Matt Jones ghost
    5:48 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    how long does it taake to post a second part interview you selfish motherfudnsa



  11. Tyrone Biggums
    5:57 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    #6 Hype? The guy was injured the majority of his career I don’t think he hurt us… Who else was helping him besides Peters last season? DT must be the hardest position to recruit these days.



  12. BlueJ
    6:06 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    Perhaps Locke should have said I am stupid. Would have been more fitting IMO.



  13. Go Cats
    6:08 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    I had English 104 with Locke freshman year at UK, and instead of the standard “Name, Class, Assignment, Date” heading you put on your papers, Locke simply wrote “D. Locke, his number, his position, UK FOOTBALL!”.

    I am not kidding.

    He is dumber than a rock, I have no idea how his grades were good enough to stay in school, cheating can only get you so far and no amount of it could make up for his level of stupid.



  14. yea its me
    6:21 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    12) my thoughts exactly



  15. T
    6:24 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    I have no respect for Locke anymore. He sits out half the year with a stinger that usually amounts to a week at most, he sells his jerseys, he discourages people from getting educations and he constantly says dumb things



  16. AwayJersey
    6:28 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    Ricky is one of my Facebook friends. Even though my posts usually involve some sort of redneckery he hasn’t blocked me & has always kept his posts classy. He will be a winner in the game of life.



  17. Big D
    6:52 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    I’ll bet his family is very proud of him. Not only that, he is’nt going to have to worry about taking of his posse or any of that crap. Good for him.



  18. ebell55
    9:36 pm January 21, 2011 Permalink

    This is one of the things that I hate about KSR, twitter, and facebook! I think this site is great and I check it 10 times a day, but do we really need to know what folks tweet and put on facebook! I’m 35 and can’t understand why these guys put all their Bness (positive or negative) in the streets! I wouldn’t send anybody I don’t know a friend request on facebook or Twitter and for the life of me I can’t understand why these guys accept friend request from random fans and people they don’t know! I don’t want to know everything about these guys and their personalities!



  19. SeoulCat
    12:17 am January 22, 2011 Permalink

    #18, agreed. I wish I could push a twitter/facebook destruct button and end it all.



  20. p-town thunder
    1:56 am January 22, 2011 Permalink

    that’s awesome, locke isn’t as cool without the football, boo.



  21. SamKat
    5:43 am January 22, 2011 Permalink

    I love it when UK football fans can take pride and Lumpkins presents the opportunity!



  22. RealTalk
    5:44 pm January 24, 2011 Permalink

    atta boy, Ricky!