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Bengals can now go forth and tweet
As evidenced on Tuesday's day off for the players, the Twitter ban that Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis instituted on July 26 has ended.
Said Lewis: "I know it’s a great way to link to our fans, our season ticket holders and a lot of (the players) have things they’re responsible for trying to do for foundations, etc… I think it’s the right thing to do as long as they handle it the correct way and go about our business correctly. Social media is a great link to reach out to the fans, the season ticket holders and so forth both locally and nationally. We were able to come to that conclusion."
When he instituted the ban, Lewis said that players would have to find another way to promote their foundations. Why there has been a 180-degree change remains to be seen.
Left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who supported the ban and does not have a Twitter account, said the players in the locker room know what to expect and have to be accountable.
"Its important to reach out to the fans and everyone who supports us but guys know what we expect in the locker room of ourselves and each other and how to do our jobs," he said.