No Twitter ban at OSU - yet

No Twitter ban at OSU - yet

Published Jan. 12, 2012 5:27 p.m. ET

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Urban Meyer cleared it up Thursday.

Ohio State football players do not have a Twitter ban.


Nine days after reports surfaced that the new Ohio State coach had used his first official team meeting to tell his players to sign off the popular social media site for good -- reports that later the same day were refuted -- Meyer said he spoke to his players about using Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites properly.

"What you can't do is talk about our team," Meyer said.

Meyer said he's researched what some of his colleagues around the country have done with Twitter rules and situations in which players have put themselves or their teams in a negative light. He said he made sure his players understand that their social media activity will be monitored and there will be consequences for tweeting about team issues.

"You might see someone disappear (from social media)," Meyer said.

Ohio State players have remained active on Twitter over the last week, with some saying they misunderstood Meyer's original words about Twitter. They seem to know they're being watched.

"There's no rule at this point," Meyer said. "We might have one down the road."