Twitter allows athletes who have opinions to express them freely without filter. No team rep telling them what they can and cant say, if something comes to their mind, they can type it in 140 characters.
But with great power, comes great responsibility.
Terrance Knighton, defensive tackle of the Jacksonville Jaguars, took to Twitter to give his thoughts on the Chad Johnson / Evelyn Lozada domestic abuse saga. His views were not a popular one.
Under the barrage of criticism he received, at least he hasn’t said his account was hacked. He is claiming people twisted his words and that he is playing devil’s advocate. As somebody who has been defending everybody’s right to due process in this case, his comments did not come across as playing devil’s advocate.
His opinion, which he later clarified, is that nobody really knows what happened. But to question if Evelyn Lozada knew that her man would be losing his job if she called police is just plain stupid. With the amount of awareness that has been raised in regards to domestic violence, no woman should ever hesitate to call the police if she feels threatened.