"Never let a 140 character tweet cost you a $140,000 scholarship," Brandon Chambers, an assistant men's basketball coach at Marymount (Virginia) University, tweeted on Aug. 25.
"Three years ago, Scott Fitch couldn't believe what he was hearing. A college coach recruiting two of his Fairport High School boys basketball players called to say how much he liked what he saw after watching them play an AAU game, and that he thought both were good enough to see court time on his team as freshmen.'But we're going to stop recruiting one of them,' the college coach said.
Stunned, Fitch asked why.
'We found his Twitter account, looked through it and some of what we saw isn't representative of what our university is about,' the recruiter explained.
...After that phone call, what Fitch found later that night after scrolling through his players' Twitter feeds wasn't anything criminal or drug-related.
'Classic kid stuff, just not thinking,' Fitch said." Read the full article at www.democratandchronicle.com.