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Mike Leach lifts ban on WSU football players using Twitter

Our long national nightmare is over.

What all WSU football players are doing right now, probably.
What all WSU football players are doing right now, probably.
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

We wondered the other day what was going on when offensive lineman Jake Rodgers suddenly returned to Twitter -- after all, Mike Leach had banned his players from using the social media platform back in October.

It appears we have our answer.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>No way... <a href="" title="">…</a></p>&mdash; Follow Dockery™ (@RahmelDockery) <a href="">May 16, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Apparently, that's a text message from WSU that went to all the football players. So, if you're a person who likes to follow football players on Twitter, get excited! Here's a sampling of the sorts of things you have to look forward to!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I think Adam Sandler is a brilliant actor</p>&mdash; Jeff Tuel (@qb10jvt) <a href="">May 15, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>When you find that perfect spot in bed where the pillows are just right &gt;&gt;&gt;</p>&mdash; Travis Long (@tlong89) <a href="">April 26, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>She get it from her momma</p>&mdash; rickey galvin (@RICKEYGALVIN) <a href="">October 23, 2012</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>@<a href="">rawwdog24</a> well good to see that UW education is paying off and you can put together a sentence that pertains to the conversation we had</p>&mdash; Phenry42 (@phenry42) <a href="">October 6, 2012</a></blockquote>

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OK, that last one was pretty funny, actually.

Thus concludes (we hope) this whole ridiculous drama surrounding WSU football and the use of Twitter. As we suspected all along, Leach's ban wasn't permanent, and you now once again have unfettered access to mundane musings of your favorite Cougar football players.

At least one player is thankful for the second chance.


In case you're wondering, Brooks turned his account back to private shortly after this. So nobody can blame him if this goes sideways.