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Texas A&M coach apologizes for Twitter rant resulting in decommitments

Texas A&M wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead fired off a series of subtweets that led to the decommitment of a four-star prospect.

Texas A&M wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead sparked a decommitment firestorm on Twitter on Wednesday night through a series of subtweets that appeared to be aimed at five-star QB Tate Martell.

Shortly after Martell announced his decommitment from Texas A&M and the reopening of his recruiting process, Moorehead had some thoughts about loyalty and generational differences and decided to go ahead and share those on a public platform late at night, which is never a good idea.

Moorehead fired off a series of tweets, two which have since been deleted, that set all the drama in motion.

https://twitter.com/Amo8685/status/728065921869352960

Scared for this next group of kids. There is no accountability and no sense of positivity when it comes to adversity. #selfish #allaboutme

— Aaron Moorehead (@Amo8685) May 5, 2016

https://twitter.com/Amo8685/status/728071842032820225

People talk about leadership and this generation flip flops like its nothing. That’s a real issue. My dad would have whipped my ass

— Aaron Moorehead (@Amo8685) May 5, 2016

Once Moorehead realized his late-night tweets weren’t going unnoticed, he decided to clarify even further.

https://twitter.com/Amo8685/status/728082842891132928

https://twitter.com/Amo8685/status/728087578717528064

And just when it seemed like the effects of Moorehead’s subtweets were nothing more than a heap of criticism in his mentions, all hell broke loose when 2017 Aggies prospect (and 247Sports four-star wide receiver) Mannie Netherly decommitted. If that wasn’t enough of a reminder to log off after dark, 247Sports composite five-star receiver Tyjon Lindsey also decided to eliminate Texas A&M from his prospective list of schools. Both cited Moorehead’s behavior.

https://twitter.com/tyjonlindsey/status/728090828187439106

It’s not a good look for Moorehead or Texas A&M, and further proof nothing good ever happens on Twitter at night.

Update (12:52 p.m.) Moorehead issued an apology for the tweets:

https://twitter.com/Amo8685/status/728241952035049472

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