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Urban Meyer Bans Twitter For Ohio State Football Players

If you were planning on following some of your favorite (or maybe even least favorite?) Ohio State football players on Twitter next season ... stop planning. After officially taking over as the team's head coach, Meyer instituted a ban on players using the service in any way. As USA Today points out, the news was conveniently confirmed on Twitter, when tight ends Reid Fragel and Jake Stoneburner posted these two Tweets:

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Reid Fragel: New staff new rules. No more twitter, not a big deal and probably for the better. Love our fans, love this place. Go Bucks #2012
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Jake Stoneburner: Twitter=Done. Me=back for senior year, leading this team, and shocking the world!! #gobucks #12-0
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The "probably for the better" bit is just to help folks buy in to the new policy set down by Meyer. In reality, it's hard to see Twitter being any kind of an issue at all, but it seems to be set in the vein of "no distractions." With all that's gone on at Ohio State in recent years, it does make some sense to try and do away with any and all distractions. At least Stoneburner is attacking the move with enthusiasm. With social media these days, you'd almost expect full-on riots with a move like this.

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