Police call for action following FSU football player's "kill cops" tweet


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State Fraternal Order of Police is calling for action against a Florida State University football player for his use of the social networking site Twitter.

It all centers on sophomore defensive back, Tyler Hunter, who after being pulled over, tweeted a song lyric about "killing cops."

Last month, after being pulled over for a traffic violation, Hunter took to Twitter to express his frustration.

He first tweeted "Kill cops," then minutes later, tweeted, "If I said it, I meant it."

The tweets were actually lyrics from a rap song by Lil Boosie.

Nevertheless, those tweets have sparked outrage among police organizations across the state who claim messages like that could actually incite violence against law enforcement officers.

The president of Florida's Fraternal Order of Police sent a letter to the FSU president, Eric Barron, and head coach Jimbo Fisher, demanding the university investigate the situation and discipline the player.

The letter said to "Publicly advocate the murder of police officers is outrageous and hateful."

In response, Fisher said he has hunter in one-on-one counseling with FSU's chief of police and has already banned the entire team from using Twitter until after the season is over.

Students said they agree with the punishment.

"If he did mean it, yeah it's great. If he didn't, it's still a good experience," said one FSU student who wished to remain unidentified.

When Hunter finishes his counseling, Fisher said his player will make a public apology for the tweet.