It use to be that off the field and on the field drama were two separate things when reported by the media, but those days are over. The worlds are colliding and as an athlete you need to be very aware that ever single thing that happens off the field can spill over and cause problems with your team.
Latest example is Buccaneers 4th string Wide Receiver Dezmon Briscoe.
Before the latest episode of Basketball Wives I would say the majority of people had no clue who Briscoe was. By today, more people know who he is, but for all the wrong reasons (Christina Nero, Bucs Dezmon Briscoe’s Baby Mama, Goes After Royce Reed View the Texts).
It was all fun and games (Royce Reed & Dezmon Briscoe Getting Married, Day After Cheating Allegations Surfaced) until it started to cross over to his real job.
Publicly, coach Greg Schiano did not rant and rave about Briscoe’s absence, though he did confirm the third-year player was not here.
“The deal is, this is voluntary,” Schiano said. “I had people check to make sure he was okay.
“There are issues sometimes. I understand that. I don’t spend a lot of time focusing on the guys who aren’t here.
Internet rumor sites are having a field day with what can best be described as a Twitter war between Briscoe’s current girlfriend, reality TV star Royce Reed, and Briscoe’s ex-girlfriend, Christina Nero, the mother of his son.
Nero and Reed earlier this week engaged numerous back-and-forth posts, with Nero saying she and Briscoe have been involved in a relationship, unbeknownst to Reed. That began a series of colorful insults and accusations between the two.
Briscoe needs to get his priorities in order. Regardless if that was the reason he has missed the workouts or not, the perception is going to get him cut from the team and that isn’t something that should happen because of Twitter Beef. What is more important puffing your chest out over some women fighting over you or playing in the NFL?
SMARTEN UP NAS