When you are the AD, and you are tweeting at athletes from another school, that is just incredibly stupid. It's a douchie thing to do."Mark Hollis had good intentions," Brandon wrote, "but made a mistake. Not appropriate to tweet one of our student-athletes.
"Won't happen again. End of story."
"the world will know soon enough if Millen in fact acted alone."
The article says:
That doesn't seem like that big of a deal. He shouldn't be tweeting or whatever to another school's players but people are acting like he flat out told the kid to go pro."My advice," Hollis wrote, "believe in YOUR heart & mind, everything else is interference. People seek u out is better than those that seek u."
Hollis then later re-tweeted Burke's original message, and prefaced the post by writing "#respect."
i think hollis seems like a complete idiot in this...
regardless of his content, why would he think its ok to offer unsolicited 'advice' to a rival teams' player? just seems very odd.
then, the nugget of wisdom is to advise to burke not to listen to other people's advice? lol hypocrite.
brandon's respone is strange also... if it was handled over the phone yesterday, dont see why had to to respond on twitter also- seems like hollis could've just deleted the tweet.
If Hollis felt that strongly, he should have sent a message to Brandon and asked him to pass it along. That would have been the smart thing. He was trying to do what is right, just did it the wrong way.
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http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...421/1132/rss18Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis says he regrets sending a message on his Twitter account to Michigan point guard Trey Burke.
"If I had to do it all over again, I would've made it a general tweet," Hollis said in a telephone interview with the Associated Press while traveling to New Orleans for the Final Four. "It was probably unfair to direct my message to one person going through a process that I think has failed a lot of student-athletes."
Burke on Wednesday expressed frustration via Twitter over the analysis of his decision, which must be made by April 10: "EVERYONE got something to say... smh I thought this was my life!"
Hollis then tweeted to Burke: "My advice, believe in YOUR heart & mind, everything else is interference. People u seek out is better than those that seek u."
Hollis' tweet might be a violation of NCAA bylaw 126.96.36.199, which is:
"An athletics staff member or other representative of the institution's athletics interests shall not make contact with the student-athlete of another NCAA or NAIA four-year collegiate institution, directly or indirectly, without first obtaining the written permission of the first institution's athletics director (or an athletics administrator designated by the athletics director) to do so, regardless of who makes the initial contact."
Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon wrote on Twitter on Wednesday night: "Mark Hollis had good intentions-but made a mistake. Not appropriate to tweet one of our student-athletes. Won't happen again. End of story."
Can you imagine Dantonio's reaction if Hoke were to tweet Gholston next year when he is considering going pro?
"Between the promise and the payoff is the process -- and the process is the point."