Though Florida State football players have become just like their fans in being active on social media, the ‘Noles Faithful will have to do without the off-field antics of their on-field heroes until at least the start of the season. According to a tweet from junior defensive back Nate Andrews, today is the last that he and his teammates will be allowed to be on any form of social media.
It’s understandable why FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher would institute such a ban, especially this year. Training camp and the 2015 season are coming down the pipeline and given all of the drama that has happened this summer, namely quarterback De’Andre Johnson being dismissed from the program after being charged with misdemeanor battery following his punching a woman in the face at a bar and last year’s leading rusher Dalvin Cook currently suspended and under investigation for the same offense, the last thing this team needs is any further distractions in any way, shape or form. Fisher has already gone so far as to ban his players from bars, so social media shouldn’t be any different as the Seminoles look to get back into the College Football Playoff and, hopefully, win its second national championship in three years.
That all being said, Seminoles fans and football players alike will just have to wait until the season starts for the ban to be lifted.
FSU opens the season at home against the Sun Belt’s Texas State Bobcats on September 5.
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