Last week, Darnell Dockett — Twitter maven that he is — decided that he would show himself taking a shower over the internet. Dockett acknowledged today he thought of it as a joke, and now understands it really wasn’t, not for someone in his position.
“I learned a lot from it,” Dockett said. “At first I thought it was a joke. Obviously it was not. I put my team in front of the media for things that weren’t appropriate. It was a learning experience. I’ve never been in trouble, I’ve never been in the news or on gossip sites or things like that. This was a new experience.
“I apologize to all the kids and the people who look up to me. I apologized to my team and all the players. I walked past every player individually and apologized. It’s behind us. It was a joke that I took out of character and it was wrong. I have to do better things. Even though I didn’t think it was serious at the time, I have to realize other people might not look at it like that.”
Dockett insisted “you’ll never see me on no news or media like that again, unless it’s for me trying to take someone’s head off (on the football field).”
Dockett said he’ll resume tweeting. He admitted he had to think about what things he was doing on social media, but “I’m still going to be me. I’m not going to change, it’s not going to change what I do on Twitter. I’m just going to be smarter.”
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team, not surprisingly, wasn’t thrilled when Dockett posted his video. “Darnell and I talked about it. I think he has handled it well after that. Obviously we weren’t real excited when it came out, but technology is changing every day … and we don’t discourage our players from having interaction with our fans and we think it’s important. But there is always a right way and a wrong way to do it.”
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