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Oh dear: Bryce Harper tweets about weather while driving 40 mph (photo)


Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper may be young but that doesn’t mean he has the right to conduct himself in irresponsible, potentially dangerous, ways.

By all indications, a photo offered up by Harper on Twitter to illustrate the balmy temperature on Friday appeared to be tweeted while he was driving his car at 40 mph. Or at the very least, the photo was taken while he was driving.

That ain’t good.

Via @Bharper3407:

Now, there is no need to get all huffy and preachy about it and castigate Harper over his careless indiscretion, but in light of how many people are injured and even killed on the nation’s highways from distracted driving due to people irresponsibly texting, posting and otherwise needlessly operating their smartphones while driving, my guess is this is a tweet that Harper wishes he could take back.

Perhaps this mistake can be treated as a learning moment for Harper and in turn, the young man can utilize it and have it become a teaching moment for his many young fans.

[H/T For The Win]