Bielema has turned down players based on Twitter handles, pics

Bret Bielema of the Arkansas Razorbacks checks recruits' social media accounts for red flags.
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By Dustin Tackett

Social media screening is not all that rare when it comes to college football recruiting, but Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema has apparently taken his screening process to a whole new level, according to the comments he made during the third day of SEC Media Days. ESPN's Brett McMurphy quoted Bielema as saying

“I’ve turned down players based on Twitter handles & on Twitter pictures.”

This coming from a head coach of a major college football program is interesting enough, but if you add in the fact that a picture once surfaced of a beer-drinking, shirtless Bielema, it becomes rather ironic that he’d take such a hard stance against pictures.

Maybe somebody should remind him. 

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