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Somebody sent me a tweet that I just assumed was a joke but upon further review, I guess it isn't.

Or it is.

I dunno.

The point here is that we have potentially uncovered a bountiful source of new unintentional (or intentional) comedy and really, that's why we're here.

Schools have started having their compliance teams staff Twitter accounts so that an athlete presented with a situation where he's not sure what he can or can not do can just get a quick answer. I for one applaud them doing this in such a transparent fashion.

Recently, OU player Trent Ratterree encountered just such a conundrum.

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Are we allowed to take rocks or small animals from a state or national park as mementos? @OUCompliance
Sep 30 via Twitter for AndroidFavoriteRetweetReply

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@OUCompliance was on the case.
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@trent_ratterree if u do they will be taken away by prison guards during processing. Boosters may not take rocks and animals 4 u either.
Sep 30 via HootSuiteFavoriteRetweetReply

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Phew. NCAA violations avoided.
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@OUCompliance they can't? alright thank you.
Sep 30 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

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I would keep an eye on this character though. Not sure I've seen a feral cat used as an inducement before but anything is possible. Maybe name it Lynx Rufus Alexander.
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@trent_ratterree You trying to get a pet bobcat?
Sep 30 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

Yes, I get that Trent may just be having a good time with this. Anybody with Jim Croce wallpaper is OK in my book.

But yes, LSU has a compliance Twitter account. The mind reels.