Fairley making his case to Panthers fans

A number of NFL players have shown that having instant access to their thoughts is not always a good thing. Right, Nick Barnett?

But Twitter has been given a bad rap because of these players, which is too bad because it could be used for good, too.

Just look at Auburn’s Nick Fairley who staged a chat Monday night on Twitter for Panthers fans, answering questions from the team’s biggest supporters through his page. … It appears that Brooklyn Decker‘s question did not make it through.

Obviously, there were not many tough questions, because, thankfully, a Wonderlic question cannot be asked in 140 characters. But Fairley did explain why he should be the No. 1 pick and that his nickname should be Nick Flair. (And why not, considering that the Packers are running around with WWF championship belts.) But this was a shrewd move for Fairley, not only ingratiate himself with the Panthers faithful, but he also generated a buzz and got his name trending.

And, besides, a chat on Twitter will not convince the Panthers to take Fairley with the top overall pick (our Charles Davis has the Panthers taking Clemson DE Da’Quan Bowers with the first overall selection in his mock draft), it is nice to have a player use social media for something that is not regrettable.

Thank you, Charlotte Observer.

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