Davis bans Twitter for players at North Carolina

With all the turmoil North Carolina has endured this season, head coach Butch Davis is doing everything he can to turn the spotlight away from the program.

At practice on Thursday, Davis told his players to stop using Twitter.

The decision follows two instances where players were told to take down posts on Twitter, the popular microblogging site. Defensive tackle Quinton Coples and fullback Devon Ramsey both were deemed to have made inappropriate posts recently, with Ramsey’s post containing a photograph.

Tar Heels players who currently have Twitter accounts have been told to deactivate them, and players who don’t have accounts are barred from joining the service.

Former defensive tackle Marvin Austin’s Tweets were at the center of media speculation at the start of the NCAA investigation in Chapel Hill in July.

Quarterback T.J. Yates posted the following farewell Tweet:

“@JTsetay: To tweet or to play football???? That’s an easy decision…. Bye Bye twitter I am really gonna miss you guys….see you in about 3 months.”

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