TWO BITS: Will Hill and Jones-Drew…on Twitter

By Adam Silverstein
January 24, 2011

1 » Former Florida Gators safety Will Hill, making an appearance on The Pat Dooley Show on Monday, claimed that recent criticism he received over messages from his Twitter account were not his but instead the work of someone else. “The Twitter thing just came up to me. I haven’t been on Twitter for the last five or six months. I called my people to see what was going on. I deleted everything but some blogger cut and pasted some things. Somehow, my thing has been hacked,” he said. “That was really hard on me. I would never want to disrespect the Gator Nation or Coach [Will] Muschamp or Urban Meyer. I don’t want people to think of me as a bad person.” Hill also said academics, not behavioral issues, were the reason he was suspended the first two games of the season and played sparingly in the 2011 Outback Bowl. He chose to clarify his decision to declare for the 2011 NFL Draft as well. “Coach Meyer always talks about family and when he decided to step down he talked about how important his family was and I was thinking the same way,” Hill said. “I have three beautiful sons and a beautiful wife. I thought it was best for me to leave the university. I know I didn’t have the best year, but I know I’m a great athlete. There was a lot going on this year. I had a few injuries and I couldn’t perform to the best of my abilities. I felt I let people down.”

2 » Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who cut-down Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Sunday via his Twitter account by claiming he “quit” like former Gators head coach Urban Meyer, decided to back-off a portion of that statement Monday…the part about Cutler. “I never attacked him, called him soft or a sore loser,” Jones-Drew said about Cutler. “I never questioned his toughness. I think people took my joke out of context.” So what exactly was his joke? “I was taking a shot at Florida fans,” he quipped. Smart move for someone playing in a metropolitan area with arguably the largest collection of Florida fans outside of Gainesville, FL. Editor’s note: Jones-Drew attended UCLA.


  1. GatorCooken says:

    “smart more” = smart move, right adam? Just keeping your writing up to perfection.

  2. Gatorgrad79 says:

    MJD is an idiot. Only drafted 60th overall and under 5’7” maybe he has a little Napoleon complex going on. (To his credit, he is a ProBowler and does a good bit of community work through his foundation)

  3. I’m honestly shocked more of you have not been commenting about how ridiculous it is to claim someone “hacked” your Twitter account and wrote those things…suspiciously up until the season began and after it was over but not in between…

    • Gatorgrad79 says:

      Adam, I think the lack of response to WH is in direct proportion the sorrow that he is gone….none.

    • Drew 4 Orange & Blue says:

      I agree…smells very fishy….as far as his decision it’s his right and hopefully he can make a roster so he can take care of his family…in my opinion he will have to do it on special teams…are there any statistics on guys who leave early and then don’t even make it in the NFL? I still remember Walsh and Roberson in B-Ball left and neither got drafted.

      • It’s common not to get picked in the NBA Draft – it is only two rounds. Hill will be picked in 3rd-4th most likely.

        • Drew 4 Orange & Blue says:

          True but very limited roster spots in the NBA and if I recall the %’s if your not drafted making a roster isn’t good…in the NFL virtually everyone drafted gets a contract and many who don’t make a roster get picked up on a practice squad…in the NBA you don’t make a roster and you’re probably going to Europe like Bonner and Haslem and from Bonner’s experience that’s a scary thing

    • Mr2Bits says:

      I’m actually with you on this one. I could see it being hacked but if I recall, he announced he was going pro via twitter. With that said, I doubt someone hacked his account, announced Will was going pro then continued to talk about being late to class because he was getting his socks off with some hoe.

  4. 305gator says:

    Its not that big of a deal, he’s got plenty to feed and didnt make a big impact on the field. I wish him the best of luck.

  5. Drew 4 Orange & Blue says:

    So can we project our starting safties? Elam & Burton?

  6. John S says:

    I wonder if by hacked Will means “made public”. If he does have an agent, he would definitely be trying to clear that up.

    It is funny that Jones Drew cracks on Florida so much, with UCLA being the PAC-10 doormat. I guess given his size he played point guard, UCLA doesn’t have a football team do they?

    • CH says:

      “point guard” – love it. maybe on the women’s team. Search under “jones”. He’s married now so he hypenated it.

  7. Cathy Harper says:

    Will Hill you are a nut trying to put down the Gators. You need to go back and crawl under that rock you came out from. You are an idiot.

  8. Cathy Harper says:

    MJD, another major idiot from the idiots team. Enough said.

  9. Drew 4 Orange & Blue says:

    I wonder how many Jags fans are also Gator fans…I would guess it’s a decent % so that makes his comments that much more idiotic!!!

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