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Mississippi State Basketball Players Banned From Using Twitter

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02/ 3/11 05:02 PM ET   AP

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury has banned his team from using Twitter after players posted critical comments on the social networking website following Wednesday's 75-61 loss to Alabama.

Starting guard Ravern Johnson posted "starting to see why people Transfer you can play the minutes but not getting your talents shown because u watching someone else wit the ball the whole game," according to The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger.

Both Johnson and forward Renardo Sidney also criticized fans, according to the newspaper. Both Twitter accounts have since been deleted.

In a written statement, Stansbury explains his decision, saying "some young men just don't understand once they put something out there for everyone to see, there is no taking it back."


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