Buzz: Courtney Fortson Faces Discipline For TweetPosted by rtmsf on September 11th, 2009
Yep, we’re officially moving into shark-jumping territory on Twitter now, as this is our second post of the day relating to the micro-blogging site (#rushthecourt, btw). You’ve undoubtedly heard by now that a few days ago several Arkansas players were accused of sexual assault by a freshman woman who at the time belied her story by reportedly telling a bystander who happened upon the lascivious incident that she and her new friends “didn’t do anything wrong.” Prosecutors declined to pursue the case citing a lack of evidence, but it appears that John Pelphrey will not rest until somebody pays for all this negative publicity. Well, guess what – even though he was not one of the accused, Arkansas PG Courtney Fortson made reference to the rape allegations on Monday in a tweet (later deleted but available through Tweleted) and he is now facing discipline from the school for his “crass” comment (see tweet below). We’re not even quite sure what Fortson is trying to say here, actually. Is he getting blown during a workout? Or is he making some cryptic reference to one of the accused who has a reputation for working out hard? It’s pretty much indecipherable to our eyes. Or maybe he was simply trying to be creative. If that’s the case, Fortson clearly needs to work on his metaphors, so maybe Pelphrey should force him to take a creative writing class. If he’s lucky, maybe the “do no wrong” gal will be sitting there next to him.