I saw this suggestion to restrict players' tweets this morning. I won't cite the source so the statement can be evaluated on it's own merits.
"Free speech isn't absolute. Actually, it's anything but 'free'.
There remains this misguided notion that the Constitution somehow guarantees no consequences when our words are disruptive, hurtful or reckless.
Twitter has become a needless headache for college football coaches. It's challenging enough for them to monitor 100-plus players at 11 p.m., but now they also must worry about what incendiary missives players might send into unfiltered cyberspace.
Michigan . . . should ban all football-related tweets from players -- and strongly consider banning all tweets. Many tweets serve no purpose but to inflame or potentially embarrass. And if a player objects on the grounds of personal rights, he should be reminded that the opportunity to represent a quality institution is a privilege -- one that could be revoked."