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Tweet Gets Wild Prospect Suspended

from Michael Russo of Russo’s Rants,

The Wild has suspended Houston Aeros forward Justin Fontaine for the next two games after he used a gay slur during a Twitter exchange about the Grammys with a teammate on Sunday night.

Fontaine soon removed the tweet and apologized, saying, “My apologies to everyone, it was wrong. Twitter rookie and it came out totally wrong. It was a roommate battle, nothing more. #sorry.”

By that time, however, it was retweeted by another Aeros teammate and spread across the Internet.

“Minnesota Sports and Entertainment (MSE) apologizes for the offensive slur that was posted by Justin Fontaine on Twitter last night,” the Wild said in a statement Monday night. “Fontaine has been suspended from playing in the next two games for the Houston Aeros.”


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  Tags: houston+aeros, justin+fontaine


detroitredwings's avatar

Just wait until they are able to read your mind.

Posted by detroitredwings on 02/14/12 at 11:50 AM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

So why wasn’t the teammate who RT’d it also suspended?

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 02/14/12 at 12:11 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

I don’t like gay slurs, but I don’t like employers policing off the clock conduct even more.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/14/12 at 12:23 PM ET

Ducksworth's avatar

Twitter is so dumb…

Posted by Ducksworth from Brownstown, MI on 02/14/12 at 12:49 PM ET


Big Brother is watching.  Tweeting evidently is not private.  Are they monitoring texts as well.  Time to get off these contraptions and start talking again.  The gay slur was bad but this is chilling.  Funny how how all the science fiction we read as kids is becoming fact.

Posted by 13 user names on 02/15/12 at 04:52 AM ET

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