Suburban Atlanta, GA – “Quinton Dial.” Know the name? If you 1) follow football, or 2) live in Georgia or Alabama, or 3) know someone who’s a rabid follower of SEC Football, then you know who the Alambama Defensive End is.
You also have some view of the hit he made on Georgia Quarterback Arron Murray during the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta.
That blow, which shocked even this seasoned blogger with its ferocity and force, catapulted Dial into pop-culture celeb status overnight. Sports talk radio down here has made Dial the topic of the day, especially since he may be suspended for what is an illegal hit above the waist.
You’d think Dial would be careful how he uses his Twitter account, but no. Instead, he retweeted a Twitter tweet supporting his hit. A retweet is commonly seen as an endorsement of the message in the Twitter tweet, even if the owner of the Twitter account has a warning disclaimer that retweets aren’t a sign of suppport – to many, they are.
Don’t care what they say @bigqd90 you are a great guy, great player and I do NOT believe the shot on Murray was a cheap one. ROLL TIDE
— Kellye Mann (McGee) (@kellye69) December 3, 2012
If you click on “retweets” Dial’s name comes up.
That’s basically a sign that he endorsed the play. Yikes.
Given a chance to show remorse via social media, what does Dial do? He retweets a tweet supporting his blasting Murray to kingdom come.