Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

St. Louis Rams' Tavon Austin In Trouble For Following Strippers On Twitter?

Posted By on Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge Tavon Austin. - VIA TWITTER

What's more inappropriate social-media behavior for a an athlete -- announcing on Instagram that you are "strip club ready" or following some strippers on Twitter? At the St. Louis Rams, you can do both! Though your bosses may not be entirely pleased.

In April, we reported on Rams' "rookie of the year" cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who went all out on Instagram, living up to his party-boy reputation, including with a "strip club ready" caption.

Now, we bring you the social-media story of Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin who apparently got in trouble with his managers for some of the questionable folks he is following on his verified Twitter account.

See also: - "Strip Club Ready": Why You Should Follow the Rams' Janoris Jenkins on Instagram - Photos: St. Louis Rams Cheerleader Auditions - St. Louis Rams Join YouTube Sensation Dude Perfect To Show Off Trick Kicks

This is the tweet that apparently started the whole thing:

Close-up on those he was apparently following:

followers_porn_stars.jpg

Yesterday, Taylor Holiday tweeted:

Turf Show Times has some more on the Rams front office playing social-media police with the players.

Austin's Twitter account is actually still live, and of the 400 or so people he is following, on very quick glance, we see at least one self-identified stripper:

stripper_twitter_.jpg

Daily RFT sent a message late yesterday to the Rams press office to see if the team might have any comment or confirmation on this. We'll update if we hear back.

Send feedback and tips to the author. Follow Sam Levin on Twitter at @SamTLevin.

Tags: ,

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 29, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation