Former Eagles and Browns executive Joe Banner really should know better. And maybe the fact that he doesn’t tells you all you need to know about why he’s currently an ESPN analyst instead of a NFL front office man.
Banner tweeted to his more than 27,000 followers something that was almost certainly not intended for public consumption. He was calling somebody “a moron,” apparently in response to a question about this particular moron’s advisors. The full tweet, was screens hotted before Banner deleted it:
“True, but he is a moron on his own. He has many advisors, but Alec is his top advisor by a lot. Don’t agree with the no advisors outside…”
Speculation, which Banner has denied, was that the “moron” was Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, who fired him in early 2014. “Alec” is presumably Alec Scheiner, the Browns president. Even funnier than that tweet are the responses below Banner’s denial like this one:
“Joe Banner is Cleveland’s Crazy Ex-Girlfreind.”
Regardless, this once again reflects the dangers behind using Twitter to say things, either publicly or privately, that shouldn’t be said. What’s even worse is that Banner has exhibited stupidity via Twitter before. Banner and those like him should be sending text messages and destroying phones per the normal protocol.