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by Paul on 07/07/13 at 11:18 AM ET
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
So it has to be a little concerning that social media and the internet have been filled with negative Tyler Seguin stories for the past three days. The latest came Saturday night when Seguin (who can be found at @tylerseguin92 on Twitter) tweeted out: “Only steers and queers in Texas, and I’m not a cow.”
He followed that up this: “Twitter hacking has to stop. My apologies.”
Now, this is all important because Seguin back in April tweeted out a line he felt was funny and included the tag “no homo” in it. That stirred controversy at the time, as Patrick Burke, who is a leader in the social activism campaign “You Can Play” had to talk to Seguin. The campaign is aimed at stopping homophobia in sports, and the NHL strong endorses it, so two references in three months make Seguin notable for all the wrong reasons.
He explained after the April incident: “I think with myself, it was kind of late at night, just talking with my buddies, sometimes I forget that I’m on Twitter in front of a quarter-million people and not just talking to my friends. It’s just another learning experience.”
And yet, here we are again. Seguin said he was hacked, but many have speculated that Seguin simply left his phone out and one of his friends grabbed it and made the tweet. Burke tweeted out last night: “It’s obviously his moron “friends” grabbing his phone and projecting their stupidity all over his public reputation.”
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