Florida State's Fisher outlaws Twitter, wants players focused on season

CBSSports.com wire reports
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Jimbo Fisher puts the kibosh in Twitter accounts after some players' questionable postings. (AP)  
Jimbo Fisher puts the kibosh in Twitter accounts after some players' questionable postings. (AP)  

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State football coach Jimbo Fischer has told his players they can't use their Twitter accounts for the rest of the year.

The move came after some players tweeted objectionable material on their Twitter sites in recent weeks, including one that quoted rap lyrics about killing police officers. Fisher, in his third year as Seminoles coach, wants his players to be as focused as possible and believes that social media can be a distraction, especially during the season.

Many players shut down their participation on Twitter last year after an early three-game losing streak wiped out their championship hopes.

Florida State is a runaway preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference this year behind fifth-year senior quarterback EJ Manuel and a veteran defensive unit that ranked among the nation's best last season.

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