Since the dawn of Twitter, people have found ways to get into some silly stupid situations and trouble in 140 characters or fewer. Such seems to be the case for Minnesota men’s basketball player Kevin Dorsey, who is believed to have been suspended for sharing videos of him and another male (unidentified) involved in some sexual acts with a female on Twitter. The videos were posted Friday night and deleted in the next 30 minutes (Dorsey’s Twitter account was deleted as well).
Dorsey was one of three Minnesota players suspended for the game against Illinois over the weekend, with Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer being the other two suspended Gophers. All three were suspended for a violation of team rules. The exact nature of the violations were not confirmed, but Internet sleuths managed to put the pieces of the puzzle together and put two and two together to get four.
“With the privilege of being a member of the University of Minnesota basketball program there are expectations and standards to which we hold our student-athletes accountable, and they have failed to do so,” Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino said in a released statement. Pitino went a little more in-depth following the game over the weekend.
“Obviously, culture and doing what’s right is extremely important to myself, our staff and our players,” Pitino said after the Illinois game. “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. 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.”
Let this be a lesson to us all to make smart choices. If you do make dumb choices, you better make sure you don’t share it with the world on Twitter.