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Idaho Vandal Suspended For Tweet

Update: Gesser: UI will visit in offseason possibly monitoring or limiting Twitter among players. Says Elmo's suspension was for more than his tweet -- Josh Wright via SR sports tweet.

A University of Idaho football player who put out a tweet criticizing the school's athletic director for firing the head coach has been suspended from the team. Athletic Director Rob Spear told The Spokesman-Review ( Saturday that junior tight end Taylor Elmo could eventually return to the team but says it "depends on how Taylor responds." Spear fired Robb Akey Oct. 21, a day after the Vandals lost 70-28 to Louisiana Tech and fell to 1-7. Later that day Elmo tweeted that Spear's decision to fire Akey was in part to keep the heat off Spear. Elmo tweeted, "Fire a man to keep your own job???"/KHQ. More here.

Question: Was Idaho right to suspect Elmo for tweet dissing AD Rob Spear?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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