Monday, Jul 29, 2013 10:01 am
Twitter’s CEO, Who Is A Michigan Booster, Commits NCAA Violation On Twitter
Recruiting violations are hard to police on Twitter. But they’re pretty easy to identify when it’s the CEO of Twitter himself committing the offense.
Wilton Speight, a 2014 quarterback recruit who committed earlier this year, tweeted his congratulations at George Campbell, a 2015 wide receiver recruit, who just committed this past weekend. Both are considered top players in their respective classes.
Dick Costolo, Twitter’s CEO (and a Michigan booster), got a little bit too excited upon hearing that one of the nation’s best recruits chose to play for the Wolverines. He then committed a big no-no.
Boosters are not even allowed to contact recruits after they’ve officially signed a national letter of intent at a university – even on social media.
No, this isn’t a major violation, but it’s pretty funny that not even Twitter’s CEO is safe from making mistakes on the social media platform.