6. NCAA Athlete Gets Racial

Social network/Date: Twitter (Dec. 12, 2011)

Lehigh Mountain Hawks wide receiver Ryan Spadola should have focused on the next round instead of mouthing off about his opponents via Twitter. The All American was suspended from his upcoming game for retweeting a message from his high school teammate which included the word "nigga". Officials couldn't tell if Spadola's former teammate was black or if the term had been used in a derogatory way. Either way, Spandola took the heat.