HS Football Star Yuri Wright Expelled Over “I Need Some P*ssy” Tweets

I didn’t know you could get expelled from a school for comments made on your personal twitter account.  It is High School, wasn’t like he was working for GM.

The interesting thing is Yuri Wright’s Twitter account was private, but as he found out nothing is private on Twitter.

Yuri Wright, one of those two Rivals 100 Bosco stars, was expelled from school on Wednesday. The reason: a bunch of profane/graphic posts to his Twitter account. The account (which no longer exists, of course) was protected, but enough people followed him that word got around, and once they became widely-known public knowledge, apparently Bosco couldn’t take the bad publicity – perhaps especially in the wake of pieces like the above-linked New Yorker story and this one at The Classical.

I don’t understand this.

Wright is a kid and kids tweet and leave stupid Facebook statues like this all the time.

*YOU CAN READ ALL THE TWEETS ABOVE*

As a parent I would fight him being expelled. If Wright was at home tweeting his thoughts, what does that have to do with the school? Do they check every student’s Twitter and Facebook account and kick them out for dumb comments?

If they did there wouldn’t be a lot of kids left in the school.

If Wright is denied an opportunity for a college career because of some stupid Tweets, that is sad, as if those colleges aren’t corrupt themselves.

Hypocrites to the highest degree.

Wright has learned a hard lesson, when you are well known everything you say will be used against you, fairly or not.

*UPDATE*

Here is the official reason why Wright was expelled.

Wright was expelled from Don Bosco Prep High School in Ramsey, N.J., on Wednesday, his high school coach, Greg Toal, confirmed to numerous media outlets.

“He was expelled from the school for the things he had written on Twitter,” Toal told ESPNNewYork.com. “It was pretty simple really, what he wrote were some graphic sex things. This is a Catholic school, things like that cannot happen. It was totally inappropriate.”

Wright, a senior cornerback, was warned about social media consequences, according to Toal. Wright’s account, which had more than 1,600 followers, has been deleted.

“We told them about 10 or 15 times to get off (Twitter) and not to be involved in it, but there is always somebody who thinks he knows better.” Toal told ESPNNewYork.com. “What he wrote was pretty bad, to be honest with you, I can’t even say what he wrote.

“He was told on numerous occasions not to be Twittering and there are consequences for his actions.”

Once again the question begs did the school just single out Wright or do they screen every single student’s social media spaces?  If they do not then they are hypocrites to the highest degree.

Wright is dumb for not listening to the multiple warnings he was given, but the kid only had 1600 plus followers and his Tweets were private, the only reason we know about this is because the school got all high and mighty.

Show me proof the school monitors the debate team or even better do they screen the faculty?

Until then the school is a fraud and I would still consider taking legal action if I was Wright.

H/T Chat Sports

285 thoughts on “HS Football Star Yuri Wright Expelled Over “I Need Some P*ssy” Tweets

  • This is NO different than BYU’s honor code. If you break the rules at a PRIVATE school then you don’t belong. Yes this kid is immature and is an idiot, and he will now learn a lesson from this. For this “news” site to say that it is wrong for them to expel him, then you are part of the reason that kids are acting like this and get away. Yea lets blame the school for punishment and not the kid, great logic BSO, great logic!

  • Based on his tweets, I think he spent all his time prowling for women when he should have been in the classroom. What a class act.

  • I just read some of the comments, some of his tweets, and am surprised by the responses. What he did was express: a total lack of common sense, his own ignorance, and that apparently his is immature. No school is going to want that in an 18 year old senior – it reflects poorly on them. No university, particularly one that has a class full of other good recruits that haven’t created a public uproar, is going to take a chance on him. As to the line of reasoning that question whether or not his statements are offensive/don’t all other 18 years boys talk like this: he offended many people, many people who don’t act like this, don’t act like this in public, or don’t believe you should act like this in public or private (He pretty much offended everyone who has a sense of common decency. Those who are permissive of ALL behavior think it is ok, a big minority in the responsible-for-a university or very-good-Catholic-High School-group). Twitter is public – private account or not. He is very lucky that he gets to go to Colorado.

  • Expelled? For that? Crude? Yes. But expelled? WTF? Political Correct fascism is totally out of control.

  • Wow….this kid is really the bottom of the barrel. Sure, kids say stupid stuff all the time but most (virtually all?) are smart enough to NOT put it on Twitter. And since he’s in the public eye considering his “talents”, only a brain-dead idiot loser would do so. It all makes me wonder, if someone is this stupid, is he even remotely qualified intellectually to enter a major college?

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