Bucks Forward Takes Heat for Mid-Game Tweet

Team discourages posts during halftime
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2009 4:31 PM CDT
Bucks Forward Takes Heat for Mid-Game Tweet
Milwaukee's Charlie Villanueva, right, tries to shoot in front of Golden State's Ronny Turiaf during the second half of an NBA game March 7, 2009, in Milwaukee.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Charlie Villanueva’s zeal for micro-blogging has him in trouble with the Milwaukee Bucks, who deemed the forward’s half-time locker room tweet during Sunday’s Buck-Celtics game to be unsportsmanlike conduct, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. “We made a point to address Charlie and the team that it’s nothing we ever want to happen again,” said coach Scott Skiles.

“We don’t want to blow it out of proportion,” Skiles continued, adding that the fourth-year player hasn’t been fined or suspended. “But anything that gives the impression that we are not serious and focused at all times, is not the correct way we want to go about our business. It’s something we just want to distance ourselves from, that’s all.” (Read more basketball stories.)

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