Think before you tweet. That is the No. 1 rule of social media, but Minnesota Golden Gophers freshmen Kevin Dorsey did not get the memo. It was announced yesterday that Dorsey, leading scorer Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer were suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules.
Well, because this is the internet, it didn’t take long for people to find out way.
As it turns out, Dorsey tweeted out two separate videos showing him and another man having sex with a woman. The tweets and Dorsey’s account were deleted shortly after.
Minnesota went on to lose to Illinois and head coach Richard Pitino addressed the suspensions shortly after the game.
“Obviously, culture and doing what’s right is extremely important to myself, our staff and our players. I wake up every day, and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity that I have to coach in an awesome basketball conference and to coach in a place where I consider my dream job. We’re going to do things the right way,” Pitino said.
“Tonight wasn’t about wins and losses, it was about making sure our guys understand that this thing is bigger than just basketball. And we’re going to do what we believe is right. Unfortunately you may lose the battle, but you’re going to win the war. Today was unfortunately not as much about wins and losses but about the culture of our program. That’s something we work at every single day. And it’s extremely important to what we’re all about.”
We will have to see what further punishment comes from the videos and how Mason and McBrayer are impacted by Dorsey’s decision to tweet out the revealing videos.
For now, let’s just hope that the young men learned their lesson.
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