Four years later, Old Dominion players allowed on Twitter again
The great thing about Twitter is it can be a tremendous outlet for anybody in the world, including college football players. The worst thing about Twitter is it can be a tremendous outlet for anybody in the world, including college football players. Old Dominion head coach Bobby Wilder once issued a Twitter ban for his players back in 2011, but now is easing back on the restriction.
His Twitter ban is easing back at a time when the coach is seemingly beginning to embrace the social network, even if just in baby steps. Per the Hampton Roads, Wilder has joined Instagram (BobbyWilder353) with a little help from his wife, Pam.
“She thought it was time for me to get involved,” he said. “But I was also ready. I felt like it was time for me to take the first step.”
It may have taken some time for Wilder to warm up to the idea of social networking and its positive effects, but he does not want his players to start abusing the technology and putting themselves, and the program, in a negative light.
“I’ve told our kids if they put something out there that embarrasses their family, their teammates or the Old Dominion program, you could be suspended and/or dismissed,” Wilder said. “I try to relate it to politicians and how things they say come back on them. I think they get it. They understand.”