Boise State coach bans Twitter postings by players

The Idaho Statesman is reporting that Boise State coach Chris

Petersen has banned players from posting on Twitter for the

duration of the football season.

Petersen says posting on the social networking site is a

distraction the team doesn’t need as the Broncos enter the season

as favorites to win another Western Athletic Conference title.

About a dozen players have been regular users of Twitter, but

they tell the Statesman they understand the Twitter ban.

Safety Jeron Johnson says he’ll set aside his Twitter habit

because it’s time to focus on football.