Strong Says Social Media Will Be "Downfall of Society"

07/26/2012 01:08 PM

At the annual Governor’s Cup Luncheon held today in Simpsonville, both Joker Phillips and Charlie Strong took questions about the issues surrounding their football programs. That meant there was a lot of conversation about social media and the summer-long back-and-forth between UK and UofL players on Twitter. After Phillips reiterated that it will not be tolerated at UK, Strong took it a step further. He called it the end of us all.

“Social media is going to be the downfall of society,” Strong told the Governor’s Cup Luncheon audience. “It is. Once you tweet, it’s there and it’s never going to go away. They say, ‘Well, I can go take it off.’ No, once it’s posted, it’s posted.”

In addition to the barbs thrown in the direction of the Wildcats, the Cardinals also received some negative publicity over not-so-PG Twitter handles of some of their players. That led the school to hire Nick Stover as the Director of Social Media for the school’s athletic programs.

Be sure to watch cn|2 Sports and KSTV for the latest football news leading up to the Governor’s Cup Showdown.

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.


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