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Posted: Thursday July 26, 2012 12:12PM ; Updated: Thursday July 26, 2012 12:12PM

FSU's Jimbo Fisher bans Twitter

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Jimbo Fisher told his players that they can't use Twitter for the rest of the season

The move comes after some Florida State players tweeted objectionable material

Many players shut down their Twitters last year after a three-game losing streak

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State's football coach has told his players they can't use their Twitter accounts for the rest of the year.

Jimbo Fisher's move came after some players tweeted objectionable material on their Twitter sites in recent weeks, including one that quoted rap lyrics about killing police officers. The third-year Seminole coach wants his players to be as focused as possible and believes that social media can be a distraction, especially during the season.

Many players shut down their participation on Twitter last year after an early three-game losing streak wiped out their championship hopes.

Florida State is a runaway preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference this year behind fifth-year senior quarterback EJ Manuel and a veteran defensive unit that ranked among the nation's best last season.

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