Report: Frosh kicked off team for tweets

Report: Frosh kicked off team for tweets

Published Aug. 26, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Mississippi State freshman guard D.J. Gardner was kicked off the team Friday following a profanity-laced Twitter tirade in which he blasted the basketball program, The Clarion-Ledger reported.

Gardner sounded off on the social media site Thursday night after Bulldogs head coach Rick Stansbury announced the highly-recruited shooting guard would redshirt the upcoming season.

"These b*tches tried to f*ck me over.. That's y I red shirted .. But I wish my homies a great ass season.. I don't even know y I'm still here," Gardner wrote on his Twitter account, according to The Clarion-Ledger.

Gardner followed up the initial tweet, writing, "I can't stand liars and that's all they did since I started being recruited.. R.I.p. To that contract I signed."


The freshman, who ranked 20th in the nation at shooting guard out of high school, was subsequently booted from the program "for repeated action deemed detrimental to the team," according to a Mississippi State official.

It is not the first time Stansbury has dealt with Twitter-related incidents. The 51-year-old coach issued a team-wide Twitter ban last season after a senior guard criticized the team's performance following a loss in February.