With NFL Free Agency starting last midnight, ESPN's top NFL insider is out for a few weeks with a thumb injury. Schefter's agent says his client will "be about 50% for a week, Mr. Schefter will tweet through the pain."
Schefter hurt his thumbs while tweeting with Chad OchoCinco about Dancing With The Stars.
Schefter, who started out on the NFL Network, is one of the premier NFL insiders in the business. He is up there with Jay Glazer, Weston Corbitt, Chris Mortensen and Mike Mayock.
Tweeting on Twitter is a hot topic around sports nowadays, and now their is the first injury with it. Some NFL stars, like Terrell Owens is now hiring a professional Tweeter to help him out with his account. The 37 year old Free-Agent is looking for a new team next season. Pay starts at only minimum wage, but TO promises, "connections, friendships and popcorn."
When TO was asked about using MySpace too much, he replied with "whats that?"
Commissioner Goodell even punished some NFL players over twitter. "Players will receive a one year suspension if they tweet over 100 times a week. I know you only get 140 characters, but use that tiny URL thing."
He added, "I know its the same punishment I gave Pac-Man and Stallworth, but this is the future of our league. I didn't sign a new collective bargaining agreement to take care of the twitter issue."
Brett Favre is even thinking about getting a twitter. "I want people to know what I don't know 24/7. But I haven't made a decision yet."