Simple rule not just for athletes, but for everyone:
THINK BEFORE YOU TWEET
You have to understand there is always someone watching and no matter if you try to delete immediately someone will capture what you said.
Ray Rice by all accounts is a good guy (even though you never know these days) and I am sure he is not the first athlete not named Pacman Jones who has gotten away with a minor traffic infraction because of his celebrity, but that isn’t something you tweet about.
My friend Jay gets pulled over at least once a month because of his tints and it is borderline harrasssment, but since he doesn’t carry a football he has to deal with it.
People aren’t naive, being a celebrity has some advantages and I am not one to be critical of anyone taking advantage of their star status, but don’t flaunt it in the faces of those who aren’t so lucky.
SMARTEN UP NAS
Hat tip to InsideCharmCity.com