THIS JUST IN: Commissioner Roger Goodell says he’s going to investigate this whole “twittering” thing. Apparently he isn’t too thrilled that both the Patriots and Chargers are suggesting their draft picks will appear on Twitter before the Commish makes it to the podium. Stay tuned!
From the team’s PR department:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots will use Twitter to announce their 2009 draft picks in real time. Each of the Patriots’ picks during the NFL Draft this weekend will be announced at Twitter.com/realpatriots, the official Twitter feed of the New England Patriots.
Following the draft, the “RealPatriots” Twitter feed will be used to distribute official Patriots information, including player transactions, player appearances and other official announcements from the team’s public relations staff.
“We might even get a few draft picks out via Twitter before they are announced on TV, so any Patriots fans following the draft closely are encouraged to begin following RealPatriots on Twitter,” said Patriots Vice President of Media Relations Stacey James. “Of course this is the first time we are attempting this, so it should be interesting.”