In recent years, lot of athletes have gotten themselves into trouble over things they've said on Twitter. Whether it's trash talking, writing something offensive or simply posting a picture, social media has, at times, been a PR nightmare for players.
But causing a highly rated football prospect to be expelled? That might be a first.
Don Bosco Prep, a prep school in New Jersey, announced Wednesday that star cornerback Yuri Wright has been expelled due to several offensive tweets he made between July and early January, reports NJ.com.
"It's unfortunate," said the team's defensive coordinator, Danny Marangi. "Kids don't realize that everything they say can be heard everywhere these days. They have to realize that they're held to a higher standard, not like the average student."
Wright, a four-star recruit in the 2012 class according to ESPN and Rivals, was reportedly getting looked at by schools such as Michigan, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Colorado and Georgia, but Michigan (among other schools) has now lost interest.
"He's a good kid and I think he has a bright college future and I wish him the best of luck," said Greg Toal, now his former coach. "There is no question Don Bosco had to do what it had to do."
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