Ray Allen is the latest NBA player to experience Twitter trouble. Last night an erotic tweet appeared from him, seemingly out of nowhere. It read: "I'm getting there. When you masturbate think about my tongue or your cl*t and switching back and forth from my d**k to my tongue." The tweet was later deleted, and 14 minutes after it was posted another tweet showed up, this time apologizing and claiming that he was not responsible: "I'm sorry my acct was hacked into. I need to changey tweet handle." He then changed from @sugarray20 to @greenrayn20. Scroll down to see a NSFW screengrab of the dirty tweet.
It is unclear whether he was genuinely hacked or if he unintentionally made public what was meant to be a private message. Interestingly, many of Allen's authentic tweets and the allegedly malicious message were sent from the Twitter client Echofon, but it would not be difficult for a hacker to use that client as well.
After claiming his account was hijacked, Allen added that "i hope that it was amusing to people but im either gonna change my password or stop tweeting altogether."
Last week, Bucks rookie Brandon Jennings was fined $7,500 for tweeting too soon after a game ended. A day before Jennings was fined, a Buffalo Bills linebacker trashed a new teammate on Twitter, and Rangers reliever C.J. Wilson tweeted that he was "borderline offended" by a trade offer for him. Last month, Bill Simmons of ESPN.com was punished after posting a pair of negative tweets about two radio hosts who are affiliated with the company. Scroll down to see a screen shot of the erotic tweet.