Hochman: Twitter's rating R for raw
By Benjamin Hochman
The Denver Post
Posted: 07/13/2009 01:00:00 AM MDT
Last Thursday, the 8,475 Twitter followers of Dahntay Jones — the former Nuggets guard who just signed with the Indiana Pacers — were greeted to a hip-hop lyric and a personal message:
At the end of the racially slurred lyric by Rick Ross, the message said: "the nuggets did me dirty."
A half-hour later, Jones' Twitter (@dahntay) sent this update: "FYI . . . my cousin put up that Rick ross quote. But it does fit. Lol."
So it seems, Jones (his cousin too) was indeed miffed the Nuggets didn't offer him a four-year contract like his new team did. Through Twitter, we were treated to the raw revelation of an athlete's true feelings, far from the cliche-laden locker room interviews. We also were treated to some raw rap lyrics and lewd language. And other Nuggets such as J.R. Smith and Sonny Weems occasionally tweet the vile "N" word.
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This will no doubt give some Pacer fans a reason to distrust this guy.