Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb doesn’t have a Twitter account, and don’t expect him to join the wave anytime soon.
In an interview with ESPN’s “Waddle & Silvy” show, he was asked about the attacks on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler by NFL players on their Twitter accounts and he said:
“First of all I’m not a fan of Twitter. Nothing against their program or what they have, but as an athlete I think you need to get off of Twitter. All these social networks of you tweeting about you watching a game when you wanna be playing in it but you’re mad you’re not playing in it, so you’re gonna criticize someone that’s playing in it. I don’t believe that that’s the right deal.”
“That’s not professional by any means and, you know, we’re all in a fraternity, so if you see a guy who’s struggling, this isn’t the time to jump on him or kick him while he’s down, you know, because that same guy will come against you and kinda blast your team out the water. So I think for an athlete to be Twittering is the wrong move, it’s one that [athletes should] leave to the fans and let them comment on certain things, but athletes need to get off Twitter.” -Source