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Stars issue statement on Seguin’s Twitter “hack”

Jul 7, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

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Tyler Seguin‘s “hacked” Twitter account is already causing a disturbance for his new team.

The Dallas Stars were already set to have a talk with their newly acquired forward when he arrives in town on Monday, but they’ve now issued a statement regarding Seguin’s now deleted tweet that semi-cited a famous line from the movie “Full Metal Jacket.”

From the Stars:

“In no way, shape or form does the Dallas Stars organization condone or agree with the message that was sent out through Tyler Seguin’s Twitter feed last night. We’ve addressed the issue directly with Tyler and we’ll continue to work on educating our players regarding the importance of their conduct on all forms of social media.”

As for Seguin, he said he’s shutting down his Twitter account for a while and with this kind of embarrassing introduction to fans in Dallas, that’s probably for the best.

  1. teamziss0u - Jul 7, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Well, at least their new logo is pretty cool.

    • lordfletcher - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:50 PM

      its horrible

    • zetaone - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:11 PM

      Reminds me of Starbucks.

  2. chazxcore - Jul 7, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    This guy is a grade A idiot. No one believes his twitter account got “hacked”. Just say, “I’m sorry for being a moron.” and stay off of twitter.

    • emoser - Jul 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      I don’t like the guy, but in this case I’m inclined to believe that he didn’t write it. Even with it being a paraphrased movie quote, I don’t see why he would post something calling himself a queer.

  3. loinstache - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    More likely a case of leaving his phone where his frat boy friends can use it, which of course doesn’t justify it in the least. Certainly justifying Boston’s reasoning if the rumours are true – hockey is a team sport played by gritty men (and women), not self-entitled brats.

    • elrock7 - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:10 PM

      Cut him some slack. He had been wearing the same clothes for 3 days when he tweeted that!

    • freestyle1022 - Jul 8, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      Chiarelli’s MIT course in “Twitter Hacking” is really paying off

  4. stcrowe - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    He is a stupid kid. However, he has skills, and incredible potential, that must not be wasted. Before they traded him, the Bruins should have asked Derek Sanderson to tell him about how his drinking and partying destroyed his life when he was younger.

    It is a shame he wasn’t traded to Tampa Bay. Yzerman was his idol as a kid, and I suspect that a talking to from him would mean more than a talking to from Peter Chiarelli, or Jim Nill. Having read interviews with his parents, they sound like hockey’s answer to the Lohans.

    • matt14gg - Jul 8, 2013 at 7:27 AM

      Do you think people within the organization didn’t “talk to him”? They (Neely, Chara, Thornton, etc) did, on numerous occasions. That’s the point. They just couldn’t get through to the kid. By the end he wasn’t even hanging around with his teammates anymore cuz they couldn’t stand him.

  5. r4n6er - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Drunk…

  6. gallyhatch - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    A lot of people are criticizing the Bruins for giving up on him too fast, but what if they held on to him, and he never did turn the corner to become this great player everyone thinks he’s going to be / should be? What if they got nothing but more of the same out of him over say, the next two years?

    If he had another bad year like this past season, is trade value would drop exponentially and the Bruins would be stuck with a ridiculously overpriced underachiever. Boston has probably seen enough of his bs to think it’s time to cut ties and get back what they can for him.

    As a Bruins season ticket holder, I like this trade and am excited to see what Eriksson can do for them immediately, and Morrow down the road.

    But hey, that’s just my opinion. If you were to ask Mrs. Seguin, it was probably the Bruins who ‘hacked his Twitter account’.

    • gallyhatch - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:36 PM

      ‘his’ trade value

    • r4n6er - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      So why sign him to that deal if you didn’t know what you were getting?

      • gallyhatch - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:27 PM

        Great question, maybe they thought he had put it behind them.

        Maybe his behavior got worse, not better after he signed the contract.

      • matt14gg - Jul 8, 2013 at 7:29 AM

        They thought they could get him to grow up, and more importantly, they thought his improvement arc would continue to trend upwards. Neither happened.

      • hobo73 - Jul 9, 2013 at 5:13 AM

        The signing to a big contract was a sure sign of what they think this kid is capable of. The B’s went all in for $34.5m hoping Sequin would continue to progress, and show signs of maturing a bot off the ice. I think his transgressions go beyond the occasional party habits (hell – he is 21). If only part of the rumors are true, he became a major distraction for the team.

        Unfortunately Sequin is not ready to commit yet. In time Sequin will be a great player, but the B’s are not willing to wait any longer for him to show signs of maturing.

        They have a Stanley Cup window now, and need to look to the present for production from the money spent. It’s an unfortunate trade, but a good one for both teams.

    • bildomatic - Jul 8, 2013 at 9:39 AM

      I still dont understand everyone saying how bad of a year he had? Last season he was 2nd in goals on the team and 4pts behind Marchand for points, the previous year he led both categories. Sure this season was most likely a step back from the year before and the postseason was horrendous, but I would’ve liked to see him play 1 more year here in Boston before trading him away. Although this seems to be the status quo with Clode, he refuses to coach young high end talent that don’t necessarily play his defense first style. Oh well Eriksson is nasty I just hope Seguin doesn’t turn into one of the greats and haunt us.

  7. pitpenguinsrulez - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    Why do people really care honestly! Sure the Stars don’t want there PR/reputation hurt but is it really that big a deal. It’s the 21st century folks who gives a rats ass about twitter drama!

  8. gogronk - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Who will his mom blame for this?

    • nightfireop - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:01 PM

      violent video games.

  9. mustangmach - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Was that REALLY it? I swear, this entire country needs couseling….. how there can be nearly 400 million butt hurt people from coast to coast is beyond me, but to hear people whining about every single thing posted is ridiculous.

    • mustangmach - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:18 PM

      counseling (sp)

  10. hockeyflow33 - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Oh no, his friend stole his phone and wrote something, the horror!

  11. xxakshunxx - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    I usually think the hack excuse is bs.. But I think this was probably one of his friends messing on his phone.. Most star players wouldn’t call themselves gay on their own twitter account

  12. mustangmach - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    And the wussification of American continues. Have they banned that movie from public access?

  13. maria716 - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    He’s a spoiled, immature brat who has so much natural talent he’s never had to fight to prove himself on the ice. He goes 2nd overall in the draft to a team that is almost playoff ready and whose management does its best to protect him from crushing expectations that often come with being taken so high. His natural talent makes him the toast of the town & gets the very rare opportunity to hoist the Cup in his freshman season. Unfortunately, instead of inspiring him to want to do more & be better, it re-enforced the idea that he didn’t have to work as had as everyone else to have success. Add millions if dollars & surround him with groupies & people who keep telling him how great he is & parents who believe he can do no wrong & you end up with a boy who thinks he is better than other people & hard work is for people who aren’t as good as him. My guess is that he has never had to deal with failure. At least none that totally rested on his shoulders. I doubt he even recognizes how much his lack of passion played into the Bruins losses all throughout the playoffs. His opinion is surely reflected in the word of his parents – that the losses were a “team failure”.
    The Stars, if they didn’t completely grasp the situation before, surely understand now what they are dealing with. Their best bet is a hard line with him & make sure he understands there will be serious consequences for bad/unacceptable behavior. Missing a team meeting means watching the next game from a box, half-a**ing it on the ice means not only less playing time, but maybe extra training time or a personal a** chewing from “Rex” (Recchi).
    He has so much talent it would be extremely disappointing to never see just how great he could be. I really hope someone gets through to him. Even as a Bruins fan who has ground teeth down in frustration watching his pathetic lack of effort, I would still, sincerely, love to see him succeed.

    • mustangmach - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:23 PM

      Go get help.

  14. amityvillefun - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    Tyler Seguin, the Paris Hilton of the NHL.

  15. rushledger - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:24 PM

    If someone really hacked his phone why would they post a movie quite from a while back? Why wouldn’t it be a bash to either Boston or Dallas? You want to do some really damage to Seguin with a hack here’s a good one.

    “Thanks Boston for misusing me for 3 years & sitting me the first 2 rounds the year we won the cup, try not to blow any 3-0 series leads without me!”

    Just an example, likely he or a friens posted the quote. Dallas won’t give up on Seguin anytime soon regardless, unlike joe morrow who will be a great offensive defenseman.

  16. mustangmach - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    Its a hate crime, throw him in jail. LOL. How do any of you wimps survive outside of a hospital?

  17. butski29 - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:26 PM

    I am not a Tyler Seguin fan or apologist, but I will submit this:

    Those of you on here who infinitely slam him are magnanimously ignorant. And you should hang. I really mean that. I used to believe that some people should get a pass for being a jackass, but not anymore. I have personally been hosed on Twitter and Facebook, but noooooooo, it is impossible for that to happen to a celebrity. The quality of the human in this country has exponentially decreased and the penalty should be a horrible beating. Those who get on him or anyone else for anything on Twitter and Facebook should be beaten within a breath of their life. And if you had half a brain, you would get off both sites permanentently.

    • spitfisher - Jul 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      Somebody cut you off at the drive thru?

    • matt14gg - Jul 8, 2013 at 7:33 AM

      If you had “half a brain” you would know what the word “magnanimously” means.

    • comeonnowguys - Jul 8, 2013 at 9:32 AM

      I don’t know what’s worse: your rant, or the fact that six other people liked it.

  18. jakreidler - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    If you know what the tweet said, it really isn’t hard to believe it was a hack. Also, if you have a sense of humor, you won’t be as worked up as everyone seems to be.

  19. mattyo99 - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    I said the samething to a Texas fella last week.Only steers n queers come from Texas.. Anyway dude got all pissed off, he was a friend of a friend and we were at the bar having a good time and it was totally a joke.. Texas ppl are sensitive

    • thebadguyswon - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM

      Or you’re an a-hole. One or the other.

  20. jontarbox - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    I thought” steers and queers” was from Officer and a gentleman?

    • mustangmach - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      Yup. And its rated R, which means only Republicans or Real People who have a touch of skin covering their Perpetual Butt Hurt Outrage can see it.

      • thebadguyswon - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:54 PM

        Ok…this thread has reached its limit for use of the excessively stupid phrase “butt hurt”.

      • mustangmach - Jul 7, 2013 at 10:07 PM

        OK, Permanent Azzzzz Impaled Affectation

    • jontarbox - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:57 PM

      sorry to reply to myself but just checked and that line was from both Officer and a gentleman and Full Metal jacket……wtf Hollywood ….lazy…lazy

    • cutch4 - Jul 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM

      “on;y 2 things come from Oklahoma; steers and queers and I don’t see any horns are your head!”

      • cutch4 - Jul 8, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        wow I really messed that one up! Only 2 things come from Oklahoma; steers and queers and I don’t see any horns on your head!”

  21. thebadguyswon - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Twitter is a world of *hit.

  22. mustangmach - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Oh, the trauma. Can America Survive?

  23. jimw81 - Jul 7, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    doesn’t Seguin know twitter has a two step security verification code for users?

  24. Stiller43 - Jul 7, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    So if he wasnt hacked, he just called himself gay…

    I dont like seguin, but why would he just tweet that out. Either he was wasted watching full metal jacket and thought it would be funny, or he left his phone around some buddies playin a prank.

  25. thegonz13 - Jul 7, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Coming soon: Seguin’s mom defending her idiot son again!

  26. rushledger - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Speaking of Starbucks doesn’t the new Dallas stars logo look similar to the Starbucks logo? Kind of does.

  27. 950003cups - Jul 7, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Give the kid a pass. If he wants to come out of the closet via twitter, I say let him. I believe this was his coming out party.

    • spitfisher - Jul 7, 2013 at 9:52 PM

      at age 21 he is no kid anymore, saying so just defends his actions, 15-18 is a kid, a 21 year old professional athlete, who is so damn lucky to be playing a game he loves and acts this way, is a …..well kind of jerk off.

  28. 19to77 - Jul 7, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Three friggin’ days and he’s already causing them problems. Regretting the trade yet, Dallas? Trust me, there are a lot more sit-down sessions with this kid ahead of you. Have fun.

  29. stcrowe - Jul 7, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    If he isn’t careful, I can see Seguin’s time in Dallas, and the NHL, ending abruptly at the hands of some girl’s rifle-toting father. Don’t mess with Texas.

    • mustangmach - Jul 7, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      Grow up yourself.

  30. mustangmach - Jul 7, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    So some of you guys and gals are having a hissy fit because some kid quoted from a HOLLYWOOD movie……

    You’re pathetic.

  31. butski29 - Jul 7, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Really?? Eighteen of you gave me a thumbs down?? I would bet my next thirty paychecks that 95% of those eithteen are under thirty years old and no nothing about life much less hockey. And your on a website like this slamming someone you don’t know based on some BS that some supposed hockey writer or dooooooschbag put out there. Riiiiiiiiiight. So how is that you really shouldn’t hang or be beaten? I would love to see your generations twenty years from now. Is it any wonder that the world is such a dump as it is?

    • comeonnowguys - Jul 8, 2013 at 9:44 AM

      And you should hang. I really mean that. I used to believe that some people should get a pass for being a jackass, but not anymore.

      If you knew anything about life, you’d know that wanting people to hang for false bravery behind the anonymity of the internet shows a complete lack of perspective and value of human life.

      I’ve got little problem with Seguins’ comment in and of itself, and little belief that it was him and not his friend(s) who made the comment. I’ve got a big problem with you. No one makes you read the comments. In fact, view this on the mobile app, they don’t even appear (just like video… PHT bonus slam! :)). Your high horse isn’t as far off the ground as you may think.

      P.S. I’m one of your 5%.
      P.P.S. It’s up to 25 now, and hopefully it will keep climbing.

  32. therolandobottom - Jul 7, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    He should have quoted a Canadian Military movie like………?

  33. sizzle299 - Jul 8, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    Glad to see the majority of posters here find that comment unacceptable…very glad to see all the thumbs down for the ignorant derelicts who think its OK.

  34. budvw14 - Jul 8, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Who gives a sh*t what athletes post on Twitter? And don’t give me the BS role model to kids excuse. If your 8 year old has a twitter account, you are the problem, not the athletes who may or may not post something that you deem to be offensive.

    • cutch4 - Jul 8, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      ABSOLUTELY! Thank you!

  35. comeonnowguys - Jul 8, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    How could you not read that tweet and not instantly think the kid left his phone lying around where his bored and idiot friend (or friends, this may be the brainchild of a barley-infused think tank) could get at it?

  36. cutch4 - Jul 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    He just really needs to grow up and realize that at some point he will be held responsible for his actions. He has the world at his fingertips and he is screwing up while there are a lot of other guys out there with just as much talent that haven’t gotten the breaks he has. What you say today can haunt you for the rest of your life… but people are making way too big a deal out of something that no one should give a second thought to. He really needs to put down the bottle and pick up his hockey stick. He CAN be replaced!

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