Originally written on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 10/18/14
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Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is known for his highlight stick jukability.  Unfortunately for McCoy, he couldn't escape from one of the most bizarre Twitter meltdowns we've seen from a professional athlete this weekend.  McCoy got in a VERY nasty spat with the mother of his child for all the world to see.  This included McCoy calling his "BM" (baby mama) a "dirty alley girl" and a "waste of life" as well as trying to encourage his followers to bully her on Twitter.  For her part, Angelface0330, or Steph, said some equally nasty and embarrassing things to McCoy including a herpes allegation.  Because there's nothing quite like bringing down a public figure a notch or two than by exposing his various venereal diseases to the world. Here's a helpful tip for all professional athletes out there... what happens on Twitter does not stay on Twitter. Naturally, as does any athlete that gets involved in a regrettable Twitter episode, McCoy claimed he was hacked before deleting his Twitter account altogether.  Naturally... Yesterday, McCoy changed course and (GASP!) took responsibility for his actions on social media saying his Twitter account was not hacked.  (You mean that was a lie?!?!  You mean all those athletes saying their Twitter accounts have been hacked may or may not be telling the truth?!?!  Is there nothing real in the world anymore???) CSNPhilly has McCoy's entire statement, in which he thankfully offers a pretty thorough apology for the events that transpired: "In light of the recent events that played out over Twitter this past weekend, I would like to express how deeply sorry and remorseful I am to my family, the Philadelphia Eagles, my fans, and every young person who views me as a role model. This is not who I am as a person, nor the image I ever wanted to portray of myself. It’s definitely not the example I want to set for my son. "My Twitter account was not hacked. I take full responsibility and I apologize for trying to make it seem like it was not me. Due to my bad judgment and frustration, I allowed a very personal matter to be played out on a social network, of all things. It was immature and unprofessional for me to do so and to encourage others to join in. "As a parent, emotions are often magnified when there are stressful and emotional situations concerning them.I take great pride in being a good father and strive to one day be a great one. I’ve always done everything in my means to provide for my son financially, emotionally, and most importantly with my time and heart. I am sick over the fact that my actions have caused pain to him and all involved. I have decided to handle this matter privately from here on out and I thank everyone for their continued support."   That's a PR statement Lance Armstrong's camp would be proud of.  We've seen plenty of awful examples of sports figures using Twitter and McCoy's rants against the mother of his son certainly rank among the most unseemly.  It amazes me that after countless examples of the dark side of Twitter, athletes can still be thoughtless enough to fall into its shady traps.  Is it really that difficult to find some sort of reasonable social media real estate between McCoy's meltdown, Darnell Dockett's insanity, and Tim Tebow answering RT requests?  Sadly, I already know the answer to that question.
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