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Tyler Seguin stands by Twitter story: “My phone was in my pocket”

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Tyler Seguin meets the media in Dallas after his Twitter incident.

Tyler Seguin met the Dallas media and apologized for something he says he didn’t do. (Mike Fuentes/AP)

By Allan Muir

No surprise that Tyler Seguin’s Twitter problems were front and center when the young forward was introduced to the Dallas media at a press conference this morning.

Equally expected: He’s sticking to his story that nefarious outsiders are behind a cowardly character assassination attempt.

“I don’t believe it was one of my friends [that hacked] it,” Seguin said. “I do think someone got ahold of it. I’m not sure how. Both times when it happened my phone was in my pocket.

“It was very unfortunate … my Twitter was, in fact, taken over along with a few other things that are with my name. It definitely didn’t feel good that my name was out there saying negative things. But I definitely want to apologize to anyone that was hurt by what I said.”

Not sure what he means by “both times,” unless he’s now saying his earlier “no homo” tweet also was the work of unknown persons hellbent on trashing his reputation. Or why he has to apologize for what he said if he wasn’t the one who said it.

MUIR: Stars concerned by Seguin’s Twitter incident

Either way, those malicious cretins will have to find some other means to pursue their harassment of Seguin now.

“[Dallas Stars president]Jim [Lites] and I talked about it and we thought it was the right decision to shut down my Twitter,” Seguin said.

Okay, well, Paulina Gretzky said the same thing after she got lectured by a (former) hockey executive about the perils of social media, and look at her go now. Here’s hoping we haven’t heard the last from Seguin on social media. There are still plenty of great scenes from Full Metal Jacket he could quote from.

  • Published On Jul 09, 2013
  • 13 comments
    Rickapolis
    Rickapolis

    All this Twitter hacking going on. You would think there must be good money in it.

    SalemJohnson
    SalemJohnson

    I don't this is really anything that deserves the kind of attention it is getting.  he tweet/comment was not really anti-gay, he was actually saying he is gay in those comments.  I have been hacked so I know it happens.  What I think happened, is a friend of his sent that tweet out and Seguin is covering for his friend or the fact that he has friends that are idiots.  Bottom line, who did this hurt?  and how?  Anyone saying they were offended or hurt by that tweet is shedding crocodile tears.

    Joe R2
    Joe R2

    I was reading the article just fine until I saw the words "Paulina Gretzky".  Now all of a sudden I'm not thinking about  hockey anymore...

    nbpt
    nbpt

    There's absolutely nothing wrong with what Seguin said other than a bunch of media that want to sensationalize what was on his twitter account. End of story! And those of you that are pretending to be offended - you call yourselves the same words!

    6marK6
    6marK6

    He obviously typed it and thought it was funny. That is when you recognize your are representing a business and that is not a smart play. So you apologize and say you are going to get help, blah, blah, blah. This happens a lot with professional athletes. But one way to keep the controversy going is claiming you didn't type it. You did, own it.

    muser
    muser

    Bruins sticking by trading his childish attitude.... 

    MidwestGolfFan
    MidwestGolfFan

    I get it, I get it.

    Sports figures can tweet support for left-wing causes and against traditional values all they like. That's "diversity," after all.  And if their language is so savage that not even their enablers can defend it, a quick apology sends it straight down the memory hole.  And those offended are told to shut up, grow up, and move on.

    But...say something politically incorrect that the Thought Police (i.e., the U.S. Media) don't like -- you're toast.  Marked for life.  No matter what.

    RDavidson30
    RDavidson30

    By "both times," he's referring to a less-publicized incident a few weeks ago when the Supreme Court ruled on DOMA and his account tweeted something along the lines of "time to come out of the closet."

    Mkmck
    Mkmck

    @MidwestGolfFan  I think you're on the wrong site...the Fox News board is thataway ------>

    Eww
    Eww

    @RDavidson30 This is why I don't understand nor like Media nowadays. People like MidwestGolfFan like to spin things to fit their political agenda, but this is just an example of media in general overreaching. Yes, twitter excuses are played out, but they're turning into the jaded college professor who wont believe any story, even the legitimate ones. 

    If you take the politically incorrect language out of it, and look at this story from an unbiased POV it goes like this: Seguin tweets no homo, apologizes for being insensitive (Showing that he is an immature person who doesnt see the problem in using the term no homo, but also showing that he is an immature straight person). Then the DOMA verdict comes down and his account mysteriously tweets then deletes "Time to come out of the closet" (or something along those lines), then he tweets "Theres only two things in Texas, steers and (that word), and I aint a cow", again a tweet coming out of the closet, coming from a guy who got in trouble for using no homo (again, not something a closeted homosexual would do), and the media keeps commenting on this as being about homophobia? 

    Either he did get hacked, or he's being torn to pieces for coming out of the closet...This is stupid