Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/4/13
If I had asked you to give me a current or former athlete to defend the actions of Rutgers head coach Mike Rice, who would it be? Would Chipper Jones come to mind? Probably not. Which is why it was quite surprising to read the former Atlanta Braves great’s musings on Twitter on Wednesday evening, where he seemingly called out the Rutgers basketball players: I got cursed at and called names by a ton of people growing up. Were they fired? Nope! Do I care? Nope! What’s the big deal? Toughen up! — Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) April 3, 2013 Jones obviously received a bit of a backlash as his initial tweet was retweeted over 2000 times. But that didn’t sway Larry from changing his stance; in fact, he rooted himself in and stood his ground: Yeah, been hit w/ bball equipment on purpose, been dragged around a football field by my facemask and ran suicides til I puked! I ain’t mad. — Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) April 3, 2013 These comments may come as a bit of a surprise to you, but as recently as three days ago, Chipper was accused of being a cyberbully. I did not see the exchange [...]
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