Monday, February 22, 2010

Jamere Holland latest facebook casualty

If you're like me, you may not know who Jamere Holland is. The former Oregon Ducks receiver was kicked off the team for his strong statements on Facebook. From a curse laden tirade regarding the booting of Kiko Alonso  as reported by Buster Blogger Brad Young to a statement reported in the Ducks Beat Blog regarding having white people as Facebook friends, Mr. Holland provides a prime example of not thinking before posting on his Facebook page. And he also needs to change his privacy settings. I'd never heard of Jamere Holland until today, but I was able to go to his Facebook page and take a screenshot of his wall:

[caption id="attachment_1061" align="center" width="500" caption="How to make and influence Facebook friends"]Jamere makes friends and influences people[/caption]

I don't know, but I see more than one thing that probably shouldn't have been said. And Mr. Holland is paying a price for his outburst - an outburst that was at least premature, since the friend he was defending had not been kicked off the team. How this will affect his future, both on and off the field, probably won't be very obvious for a long time, but in the short term, he's provided one more example of how a short temper and a Facebook page can put you in hot water.