Foot-in-Mouth of Day: ESPN Student Reporter Tweets ‘Joke’ During FSU Shooting

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Foot-in-Mouth of Day: ESPN Student Reporter Tweets ‘Joke’ During FSU Shooting
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There was another school shooting Wednesday night - this time at FSU in the library, where 3 people were injured, and the shooter was killed by police.

None of this warrants making any type of joke, but Marisa Martin, a student reporter associated with ESPNU's Campus Connection at the University of Alabama, thought otherwise in a Tweet posted last night.

"Reported gunman on the FSU campus. Maybe he is heading for Jameis."

Jameis Winston is the FSU quarterback who has been at the center of a number of scandals and legal issues over the past year or so.

After the Twitter backlash calling for ESPN to "#FireMarisaMartin", she fought back, adding that - while she hopes everyone is safe - she is entitled to her own opinions.

Her Twitter account was soon deleted, and she then apparently tweeted using the official Alabama Campus Connection account that she had been hacked. Riiiiiiight.

ESPN seems distancing itself from her, clarifying that while part of the program which lets students contribute stories to ESPN, she is neither an employee nor paid.

Not a Game of the Day: Cops Respond to 911 Hoax at ‘Destiny’ Exec’s Home

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Not a Game of the Day: Cops Respond to 911 Hoax at ‘Destiny’ Exec’s Home
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In a scene that sounds straight out of a video game, police officers and a helicopter descended on a Washington home Thursday, after receiving a 911 call that the family inside was being held hostage.

According to Komo News:

"The caller said he had an assault rifle and he had placed explosives in the yard and he was holding a family hostage," said Nathan Elledge, chief of police at the Sammamish Police Department. "He wanted $20,000 to release the family."

It turns out that the call was actually made by a computer, and the owner of the home is a top exec at Bungie, the game developer behind "Halo" and the recent hit "Destiny."

And on top of all that, investigators think the suspect "has ties to the video game community."

Let the conspiracy theories begin.

There's Going to be a Job Opening at College Humor's Social Media Team in Just a Minute

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There's Going to be a Job Opening at College Humor's Social Media Team in Just a Minute
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Either that or they're stepping up the "Awkward Fake Twitter Hack" game. In which case, slow clap for all parties involved.

Someone is Going to Get Fired for TWC News Austin's Dong-tastic Accidental Tweet

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Someone is Going to Get Fired for TWC News Austin's Dong-tastic Accidental Tweet
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The tweet in question (which did not feature our lovely hotdog Photoshopping skills) has since been taken down and TWC Austin has issued an apology. It's unclear if this was the result of a hacked or hijacked account, a vengeful employee, or what. Either way, TWC News Austin's 33,000 Twitter followers got an extra helping of meat this week.