Apparently Bucs Don’t Like GMC Twittering

May 28th, 2010

Poor Gerald McCoy, the dude can’t seem to win.

Earlier this week Joe brought you news, via GMC’s own Twitter feed, that the Bucs first round draft pick had to leave a Rays game earlier than expected because so many fans were hounding him for photos while he tried to just sit back and enjoy the game (hard as that debacle was to enjoy).

Joe also noted how amused he is with GMC’s Twittering, that they were mostly fun and were hardly malicious or hurtful.

Well, it seems the suits at One Buc Palace are unnerved with GMC’s use of microblogging. Though Joe’s just connecting the dots, as GMC didn’t cite the Bucs, he did post that he is getting in hot water with someone over his Twitter musings.

Apparently my tweeting is getting me in trouble and I can’t be myself

This, however, was a short-lived self-imposed ban. GMC later threw caution to the wind and grew defiant at whoever is trying to censor him.

Man forget that! I’m tweeting ain’t nobody gone stop me from being me. I don’t do anything wrong or stupid!! So I’m back!!

GMC is right. He’s not doing anything wrong. It’s not like he’s pulling a Santonio Holmes writing about waking and baking or encouraging suicide, among other things. GMC’s Twitter posts are harmless as a kitten and often humorous.

That is, unless the Bucs (?) believe GMC asking where he should go out and eat because he’s new in town is somehow a threat to the state.

Free advice to GMC from Joe: If you want to keep Twittering, make sure that’s in your conteact, son.

14 Responses to “Apparently Bucs Don’t Like GMC Twittering”

  1. RahDomDaBest Says:

    He hasn’t signed a contract yet…. why would he choose to be defiant now? sure hope he doesn’t have a problem with authority… sure hope the authority isn’t sensitive to young urban twitterers…

  2. d-money Says:

    I seriously doubt it was the Bucs he was talking about.

    I bet it was his girlfriend.

  3. Louie Says:

    @d-money: I doubt seriously it was his girlfriend.

    “I’m tweeting ain’t nobody gone stop me from being me.”

    If it was, she’s not his girlfriend anymore after the tone of that tweet.

    I’m betting it’s the Bucs as his twittering mysteriously stopped for a while right after the rookie camp.

    I don’t see any harm with it as long as he continues to keep the subject matter light.

  4. d-money Says:


    You don’t think that the tone of that Tweet would cause more trouble with the Bucs?

    This is a kid who seems to be doing and saying everything right since being drafted. I have a hard time believing that if the Bucs had asked him to stop(which i doubt they would) that he would go against their wishes.

    Maybe it was his agent? Now that i could see.

  5. Louie Says:

    Agent? Maybe. Or it could be coming from the league and not the team.

    I just know I wouldn’t publish that tweet if it was my girlfriend. Best case he’s getting cut off for a while OR worse case, something’s getting cut off. 🙂

  6. Eric Says:

    Man its gotta be hard to keep the girlfriend with 30 million coming in, and your choice of so many others.

  7. Eric S Says:

    I think Florio is right. It was probably concerning the homo comment Gerald made. I truly hope McCoy is not going to be a problem.

  8. Eric Says:

    “I’m tweeting ain’t nobody gone stop me from being me. I don’t do anything wrong or stupid”

    Yet another buc with a firm command of the English language.

  9. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    How about he stop the tweeting long enough and to in the damn weight room??

    Maybe then he can push-up 225 more than the 14 pathetic reps he did at the combine…

  10. Matt Says:

    @Radio Mushmouth My god you get dumber by the day.

  11. JoshBucsFan Says:

    Can we get rid of the nickname “GMC” please? The last time we drafted a guy in the first round with a automobile type nickname he got hurt and limped through the rest of his career.

  12. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    People who tweet get dumber by that day…

  13. drdneast Says:

    Little girls Twitter. Is that what we drafted with our first round, a little girl. People who have to twitter all the time tend to be on the pretentious, primma donna side. We don’t need a preening little girl for a DT. Grow up. Can you imagine Mike Ditka, Alex Karras or Deacon Jones twittering.

  14. Norman Says:

    All we can do is hope that our newest Buc millionaire learns a bit of maturity at the Rookie Symposium. I read a Sooner interview recently and Gerald said of his new black Mercedes, “That’s the car I want, give it to me!” I’m not so sure that pointing out all of the new bling is the best way to endear your new fanbase, either. I sure hope this kid gets a good financial guy who will say, “No” on occasion and that he’ll listen, maybe put a few mil away for after his career. I’m seeing a bit too much of something scary right now. Almost all of our Buc heroes were not just excellent players, but overall class acts.

    Scripture? I guess I’ll just have to rely on Matthew 17:20, then! 😉