Schulters Tweets Temple Goodbye
In messages posted regularly from April through July, Schulters tweeted about his desire to get to the NFL, his distaste for the Owls' early-morning workouts, his dislike for Philadelphia and even his spring semester grades and an April meeting with a professional agent.
Then, on July 23, Schulters and former Temple teammate Travis Shelton had a Twitter conversation about the junior cornerback's departure from North Broad Street. It is unclear when exactly Schulters left the team.
Coach Al Golden confirmed at the start of preseason camp that he had given Schulters his release, but did not specifically say whether he had been dismissed or quit the team.
In his conversation with Shelton, now in training camp with the Denver Broncos, Schulters made a derogatory comment about defensive backs coach Paul Williams and said the coaching staff had treated former teammates Jabari Ferguson and Wallace Bates unfairly.
Throughout his tweets, Schulters made clear his desire to follow the path of older brother Lance Schulters, who recently retired after 10 years in the NFL.
On April 8, Schulters wrote about talking with an agent and his big brother about his "choice." Such a meeting would not violate NCAA rules, provided that Schulters did not receive anything from the agent, and the agent did nothing on Schulters' behalf.
On May 16, Schulters tweeted that his final grades for the spring semester were A-, B, C, C, and C-. And nothing seemed amiss in June, as Schulters tweeted about summer school and team workouts.
But in response to Schulters' July 23 complaints about the coaching staff, Shelton advised his former teammate that he should never have told them that he was planning to "leave early." Schulters, who would have been a junior this fall, apparently told the Temple coaching staff that he was planning to enter the 2010 NFL Draft.
According to his most recent tweets, Schulters is working out regularly with a trainer, but has not transferred to another school. Golden said last week that he doesn't know where Schulters is headed.
Below are selected tweets from Schulters' Twitter page, including the July 23 conversation with Shelton. On July 22, Schulters sent a message to Terrell Owens, who played with his brother for the San Francisco 49ers. The last tweet, from August 13, is a reply to Houston Texans linebacker Zac Diles, who Schulters met at Kansas State, where he originally signed to play coming out of high school.
(Note, the below has not been edited for spelling and includes profanity.)
April 8: Talking to the agent and big bro bout the my choice...wasting my time bout to go get wavy wit the white boyz..lol
April 8: talking to the agent and big bro LS tryna get my wave right..oowww!!! bout to go have a few drink z wit the white boyz......lmao
April 12: happy easter to everybody... tryna find out what the wave look like right now before i shoot back out to griddy ass philly
April 13: fresh outta practice bout to head to class get that learn on...
April 13: sat april 18 spring game... 2pm kick off brooklyn you know how schulters do when the lights and that camera come on. lets get this money!!!!
April 14: on that wave to the league big bro step to the side
April 16: fresh outta that early 6am workout...smfh guess thats what it takes to get the league....team wavy you already know lets get this money
April 21: bout to head to the team function captians cant be late..lol
April 27: watched alot of my homies get drafted over the weekend..happy for them..but just watching that made even more hungry
May 6: early morning work outs, after a late nite not a great move..finals gonna be a breeze cause they all take home..yessssssss
May 16: just got my grades back form the spring they not great but its a wavy...A-, B, C, C, C-... IS GOOD ENOUGH I GUESS....
May 21: bout to leave these wack ass philly streets...
June 2: BOUT TO HEAD TO THE FACILITY FOR TEAM RUN... SMH GOTTA DO WHAT I GOTTA DO...
June 16: fresh on my wave...bout to head to class N yea i go to class Beebee so fall back...LOL
June 23: hungry as a MF doing this 5 page paper...smfh
June 26: Morning to all my tiggas..just finish running a kicking the shit outta the conditioning test after 2hours of sleep from written a portfoilo
July 1: Bout to head to 5th ave for a lil shoppin..hope those P's for my son came in...
July 1: Fucking police they see a young black man Driving a new LEX gotta mean im a fucking drug dealer or something..smfh at tha black cop..
July 1: pulled me over for nothing anyway dickheads..smfh
July 22: T.O This L. Schulters lil bro but yo Im def feeling ya Show My dude You had L.S all in the TV..lol
Schulters (July 23, 6:53 p.m.): yo Imma outta that bitch cuzo
Shelton (July 23, 6:56 p.m.): yea I heard kuzo what happened?
Schulters: (July 23, 7:00 p.m.): couldnt deal with them nomore Pwilly is fag and AL they tried to come at me side ways had to say enough is enough
Schulters (July 23, 7:05 p.m.): needed a fresh start anyway they was gonna try and put me under the ground when it was my time to be gone
Shelton (July 23, 7:06 p.m.): I feel ya kuz u had to do what was best my nig do ya thing lil bro
Shelton (July 23, 7:29 p.m.): should've never told them niggas u wanted to leave early kuz they some haters my nig
Schulters (July 23, 7:31 p.m.): son them niggas was gonna try and take my fif year anyway like they did ferg and wally B
Shelton (July 23, 7:34 p.m.): I already kno kuz them niggas don't want us to make it so they will hate where ever they kan
August 13: up bright n early bout to get that running in with mike the trainer...lets get it
August 13: (to Zac Diles) this my last year before I get to where you my guy…I need to come out to the H and see some country things lol
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