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Quinnen Williams is the Latest NFL Star to Weaponize Social Media

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Today on 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe, Jonas Knox and LaVar Arrington react to Jets' Defensive Tackle, Quinnen Williams scrubbing all Jets references from his social media in a passive aggressive attempt to shape the public narrative surrounding his contract negotiations.

Jonas Knox: "I don't know why this became a thing. I don't think anybody from the Jets front office, Joe Douglas the general manager looks at this and says, 'Wait a second, we got to get this deal done because Quinnen Williams just put a bunch of dots in a row and didn't claim us on social media.'"
LaVar Arrington: "If you have influence and you have a built community of people who pay attention to what you're doing, you now have a stronger voice than what you've ever had. You're your own media and a lot of athletes are understanding how social media works. They're understanding how content works and they're using it to their advantage. It might be uncomfortable seeing how these guys start negotiation tactics by using their social media but it really is an evolution of how you approach things and you're leveraging your following."