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Mississippi State freshman Tweets, gets dismissed

Posted on: August 26, 2011 11:47 am
Edited on: August 26, 2011 11:52 am
By Gary Parrish

Rick Stansbury dismissed D.J. Gardner from the Mississippi State basketball team on Friday. The development came a day after Stansbury announced the heralded freshman would redshirt, and less than 15 hours after Gardner publicly expressed his displeasure with the coaching staff via Twitter.

"These b***es tried to f**k me over," Gardner Tweeted late Thursday, according to a screen shot grabbed by the Clarion-Ledger's Brandon Marcello. "That’s y I red shirted .. But I wish my homies a great as* season.. I don’t even know y I’m still here"

Gardner is an in-state product who averaged 32 points and 10 rebounds as a high school senior.

He chose Mississippi State over Memphis.

Since: Oct 2, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 4:41 pm

Freedom of Speech

For all of you "That's his right to Freedom of Speech" people out there.  Of course it is.   He is not being arrested for his speech.  He is not being deported for his comments.  He is not being physically harmed because of his attitude.  But "FREEDOM OF SPEECH" does not protect you from being fired from your job, cut from the sports team, getting dumped by your girlfriend, or being hated by others.

If I walk into my office and tell the boss, "You are a slimy, filthy, blankity blank blank!!!!" - that's my right.  I can do it.  You can't arrest me.  But he sure can fire me.  That's his right. 

FREEDOM OF SPEECH does not mean there are no repercussions for your comments.  It just means that the state or federal government can not imprison you for them.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 4:34 pm

Mississippi State freshman Tweets, gets dismissed

The point being that "Freedom of Speech" does not simply give you the right to say anything you want without repercussions. Mississippi State has enough idiots on their team.

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 4:20 pm

Mississippi State freshman Tweets, gets dismissed

Nice language there...really guy you must be a class act and obviouslt you know more about the game than any of your coaches.  Also you say "I don't even know y i'm still here"...come on loser, Miss St and Memphis, wow those are academic giants, you are there because no other shcool would lower their standards to let you in!  Have fun thinking you are a star, and I hope to hear about you transfering three more times because you think you know it all.  You will never amount to anyting in the game the way you act, bye bye bye!

Since: Jun 13, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2011 4:15 pm

Mississippi State freshman Tweets, gets dismissed

Hey, what has Gardner's remarks got to do with Memphis?  Will he fit in with the players and the coach at Memphis right now?  I don't know.  But I do know that the current Memphis players have not displayed "thug" behavior.  And Pastner has proven he will not put up with it.  I also know that some coaches promise recruits many things to get them to sign.  Pastner doesn't do that.  And I don't care what he tweeted.  I would like to see this guy play at Memphis.  He is not a one and done and has a great deal of potential.  We do not know the entire story so I will not judge his tweet.  He may very well have been promised something that was not delivered. 


Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 3:53 pm

Mississippi State freshman Tweets, gets dismissed

Is the following above the jr. high level? Twocoach may not have put it in a fashion approved by you, but I am not quite sure what was wrong with his shortened, more readable version. I am pretty sure most people aren't going to read most of the version I posted.

Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the to the and by many state constitutions and state and federal laws, with the exception of , , incitement to , and ,<sup id="cite_ref-0" class="reference"></sup> as well as harassment, privileged communications, trade secrets, classified material, copyright, patents, military conduct, commercial speech such as , and time, place and manner restrictions.

Criticism of the government and advocacy of unpopular ideas that people may find distasteful or against public policy, such as , , and other are almost always permitted. There are exceptions to these general protections, including the for , child pornography laws, speech that incites imminent lawless action, and regulation of commercial speech such as . Within these limited areas, other limitations on balance rights to free speech and other rights, such as rights for authors and inventors over their works and discoveries ( and ), protection from imminent or potential violence against particular persons (restrictions on ), or the use of untruths to harm others (). Distinctions are often made between speech and other acts which may have symbolic significance.

has continually, albeit controversially, been protected by the First Amendment, despite state laws to the contrary. A has been introduced to contravene the First Amendment's protection on flag burning, but it has failed to acquire the requisite enactment by all the states.

Despite the exceptions, the legal protections of the are some of the broadest of any industrialized nation, and remain a critical, and occasionally controversial, component of .


Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 3:50 pm

Mississippi State freshman Tweets, gets dismissed

When keeping it real goes wrong.

Classic....well played.

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 3:43 pm

Mississippi State freshman Tweets, gets dismissed

When keeping it real goes wrong.

Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:43 pm

Mississippi State freshman Tweets, gets dismissed

The specifics of this incident aside; what is going on at MSU?  There was a day that I had respect for both Stansbury as a coach and the MSU teams he put on the floor.  With the personnel decisions he has made in recent years (and the resultatnt incidents and bad pub) it makes a man wonder what mode he is operating in.  Whenever you see Stansbury interviewed (or even quoted) he just comes off as defensive or petulant.  There are pieces of a team in Starkville but I'm not sure they'll get beyond whatever internal issues are boiling.

So far as this kid goes; hope he gets it figured out before he runs outta opportunities.

Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:38 pm

Mississippi State freshman Tweets, gets dismissed

twocoach, your comments demonstrate a sub-junior high level of constitutional knowledge. Its disconcerting that you are correcting someone in the process.

Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:33 pm

Mississippi State freshman Tweets, gets dismissed

Never ceases to amaze me how many people we find out have no clue at all what Freedom of Speech entails when crap like this comes up.

Don't let the man keep ya down brother!!!!!!!!!!  Let's all watch you piss away your chances at a pro career together!

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