Social media certainly has its time and place, but athletes seem to end up finding out about the negatives associated with it more than the positives.
Ben Bryant, a 3-star quarterback in the Class of 2018 who was committed to Wisconsin as of Dec. 7, has reopened his recruitment after a tweet that was seen by the Badgers as controversial.
Humbled to receive an offer from The University of Georgia pic.twitter.com/o1wK07XVaZ
— Ben Bryant (@benbryant_7) May 12, 2017
The tweet above is the controversial tweet that cost Bryant his scholarship offer from the Badgers. Bryant tweeted that he received an offer from Georgia. Wisconsin saw it and apparently took offense … and took away Bryant’s scholarship offer.
Since the story has come out, social media has had its questions:
— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) May 13, 2017
Outside the norm for UW to pull an offer. Chryst talked this spring about wanting the terms "offer" & "commitment" to have validity. https://t.co/vBFfcq5e0V
— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) May 13, 2017
— Jon McNamara (@McNamaraRivals) May 13, 2017
It has to be noted that exactly one week ago, Wisconsin got a commit from another Class of 2018 3-star quarterback in Chase Wolf. Bryant was reportedly aware that the Badgers were going after two signal callers for the class and Wolf’s decision didn’t affect him.
Bryant said the Georgia offer had no impact on his commitment to the Badgers, but Wisconsin saw it differently. The Badgers now have eight commits in their 2018 class, including one quarterback.