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Continued: Craig: Vikings embrace Twitter but warn: #beverycareful

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 7, 2013 - 12:26 AM

“And everyone has to have an opinion,” Williams added. “Everybody is always so critical of everything. It shouldn’t be that way, and I don’t want any part of it.”

Quarterback Matt Cassel doesn’t have a Twitter account, either.

“It’s not for me,” he said. “What am I going to do? Tell people I’m picking my nose today? I don’t get it.”

Linebacker Chad Greenway is on Twitter, but doesn’t tweet. He also doesn’t allow any followers.

“I just use it as a news source,” Green-way said. “I don’t need to be worrying about somebody else’s comments or opinions. I’m a married man with children. I have plenty of other stresses and worries. And I also don’t lead a crazy enough life for Twitter.”

Running back Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) said he considers some of the negativity — such as a Twitter page entitled @HghPeterson — a compliment. Meanwhile, safety Jamarca Sanford (@sanford33) and Simpson both said the best approach to the negativity is to “kill ’em with kindness.”

“But,” Simpson said, “I usually just try not to read a lot of stuff because Twitter gave a voice to a lot of people who don’t have a brain.”

 

Mark Craig • mark.craig@startribune.com

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