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Posted: Thursday September 20, 2012 12:36PM ; Updated: Thursday September 20, 2012 3:34PM
Sports Overtweeters
Compiled by SI.com staff

Our list of the most relentless feed-cloggers in sports was compiled using the pseudo-scientific metric of tweets per week. That's about the only unifying principle among the Trigger-Happy Ten, whose specialties range from distributing information to self-promotion to locker room scuttlebutt to banal lifecasting. No one is saying these guys are addicted to Twitter ... but admitting you have a problem is the first step.

1
Gerald Alexander (@GAlexander21)
Joined on: Feb. 24, 2010 | Total tweets: 78,886
Tweets per week: 588
The free-agent safety, who played for the Jets and Dolphins last year after stints with the Panthers, Jaguars and Lions, is the most prolific tweeter in sports. A great follow for his humor but be prepared to be inundated.
 
2
Chad Johnson (@ochocinco)
Joined on: May 16, 2009 | Total tweets: 39,187
Tweets per week: 225
The Free Agent Formerly Known As Ochocinco has elevated Twitter to performance art since joining three years ago, using it as the launchpad for countless ventures including his Ochocinco News Network.
 
3
Ryan Clark (@RealRClark25)
Joined on: May 31, 2011 | Total tweets: 14,172
Tweets per week: 208
Pittsburgh's Pro Bowl free safety has never been shy on Twitter, like in March when he put teammate (and Duke fan) Weslye Saunders on blast after Lehigh upset the Blue Devils in the NCAA tournament.
 
4
Paulie Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi)
Joined on: Aug. 24, 2009 | Total tweets: 32,608
Tweets per week: 204
The former IBF light welterweight champion takes his self-coined title of "Twitter King" so seriously that he even had the corresponding #TK hashtag sewn into his trunks before a recent fight.
 
5
Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8)
Joined on: Mar. 1, 2010 | Total tweets: 26,138
Tweets per week: 197
The former Welsh footballer -- known informally as the dirtiest player in English Premier League history -- has traded insults with fellow players and argued with countless fans during his memorable time on Twitter.
 
6
Carlton Mitchell (@C_Mitch18)
Joined on: Apr. 24, 2010 | Total tweets: 23,649
Tweets per week: 189
The rare pro athlete who follows more people than he has followers, the free agent and former Browns wideout brings a hilarious and meandering sense of humor to the Twittersphere.
 
7
Kenny Wallace (@Kenny_Wallace)
Joined on: May 26, 2009 | Total tweets: 29,437
Tweets per week: 170
Wallace, who drives the No. 99 Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, hasn't been afraid to stir the pot on Twitter. His much-talked-about Twitter war with fellow driver Brian Scott last year was fun.
 
8
Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow)
Joined on: Apr. 27, 2010 | Total tweets: 21,027
Tweets per week: 168
The Colts punter built a massive following by giving away tickets to every home game, charming tweeps with his self-deprecating brand of humor, and interacting with fans at an extraordinary rate.
 
9
Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisNFL)
Joined on: Nov. 20, 2009 | Total tweets: 23,377
Tweets per week: 159
The free-agent safety known as "The Hitman" made waves a few years ago by arguing intelligently over Twitter against the NFL's decision to emphasize illegal hits.
 
10
DeJuan Blair (@DeJuan45)
Joined on: May 15, 2009 | Total tweets: 26,903
Tweets per week: 155
Always talkative and never afraid to drop a bar or two, the Spurs' big man roots for the sports teams from his Pittsburgh hometown and keeps the discussion constant.
 
 

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