Donovan McNabb Thinks Athletes Need To Get Off Of Twitter. Is He Right?

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Donovan NcNabb has no time in his life for social networking sites and thinks other athletes should follow his lead.

The Washington Redskins quarterback was speaking on ESPN’s Waddle & Silvy radio show last week when the subject of Chicago qb Jay Cutler came up. Cutler was criticized heavily last year by some NFL players on Twitter when he couldn’t return to a playoff game because of a knee injury.

McNabb, who has been no stranger to criticism throughout his career said he could identify with Cutler, and thinks it is unprofessional for athletes to tweet about situations like that.

First of all, I’m not a fan of Twitter. Nothing against their program or what they have, but as an athlete I think you need to get off twitter,” Mcnabb said. “All these social networks of you tweeting about you watching a game when you want to be playing in it, but you’re mad you’re not playing in it, so you’re gonna criticize someone that’s playing in it. I don’t believe that that’s the right deal. That’s not professional by any means and you know we are all in a fraternity, so if you see a guy who’s struggling this isn’t the time to jump on him or kick him while he’s down because that same guy will come against you and kinda blast your team out the water, so I think for an athlete to be ‘twittering’ is the wrong move. It’s one of those things to leave to the fans and let them comment on certain things, but athletes need to get off Twitter.

What do you think of McNabb’s comments?

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