Today the Boston College Women’s Soccer team takes on Penn State at PSU's Jeffrey Field for a second round match in the NCAA Tournament. Stephanie McCaffery, Boston College's second-leading scorer, will not be playing after taking trash talk a little too far on Twitter yesterday.
We'll let OnWard State set the scene:
Hailing from Winchester, Massachusetts, sophomore forward Stephanie McCaffrey (daughter of Jim and Gina McCaffrey) took to Twitter earlier this afternoon to voice her displeasure with having to play at Penn State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Here's what she said:
The Penn State student community wasn't very happy about the Tweets, so they fired off e-mails to her and Boston College in response. Shortly after, she deleted her @stephyymac Twitter account (Profile reading: “Just off the binky, time to get kinky."). She then responded to the criticism via e-mail:
Last night, Boston College Athletic Director Bob Bates released a statement about the hubbub, noting BC has suspended her for today's game: “The student-athlete used very poor judgment and exhibited insensitivity towards Penn State for which she apologizes. This type of behavior is not tolerated among our student-athletes.”
The moral? It's pretty simple: Don't say stupid things on social media, especially when you have more to lose than you have to gain.
But we're more interested in what you think of the decision to bench her because of the Tweet. Completely fair? Completely unfair? Thoughts in the comments.