Villanueva in Twitter Trouble
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles is calling a technical foul on forward Charlie Villanueva, two days after the player took time out from a game to post a message on his Twitter feed.
Using the screen name "CV31," Villanueva used his mobile phone to post a note on the popular social networking Web site during halftime of Sunday's game against Boston.
Villanueva told his online followers that Skiles was demanding more toughness and ended his post by saying, "I gotta step up."
And he did, scoring 19 points as the Bucks beat the Celtics 86-77.
But Skiles says he doesn't want players to do anything that would make it seem like they aren't serious and focused during games. Villanueva promised not to do it again.
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