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Twitter Athletes
A growing number of professional athletes are turning to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to communicate with their fans. Here's a look at some of the most prolific and outrageous athletes on Twitter, according to twitter-athletes.com.

Reggie_Bush1

Reggie Bush, New Orleans Saints, 1,065,540 followers, as of Tuesday. Who knew Reggie Bush was so into politics?: "I'm interested in your guys thoughts about the recent pics of Jay-Z and Beyonce at the White House? Having a debate on it now ..."

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Chad Ochocinco

Chad OchoCinco Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals, 780,403 followers. OchoCinco was at the Oscars? OMG!: "Oscars was very cool and elegant, pulling out my phone at this event was not an option at all, atmosphere had me feeling like a kid."

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Larry_Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals, 454,415 followers. Who knew that Larry Fitzgerald was a philosopher?: "Determine your future now by making the most out of every opportunity that comes your way."

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Warren_Sapp

Warren Sapp, retired, 398,762 followers.  Sapp wishes himself a happy birthday: Self Happy B-day!! Let's Help Family! RT @MsTisch: It's officially my birthday! Blessed to see another year!

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Pete_Carroll

Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks head coach, 382,280 followers.  Pete Carroll meets his childhood hero: "Got to talk with willie mays after the game ... Wow, so cool, felt like a kid again!"

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Shaquille_O_Neal

Shaquille O'Neal, Cleveland Cavaliers, 2,851,935 followers. Shaq shares his views on respect: "Respect is like a seed, it needs 2 b nurtured wit integrity, love and faith in god. Self respect is da 1st and last step 2 wholesome living."

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

Dwight_Howard

Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic, 1,521,978 followers. Dwight Howard in a singing contest?: "Me and dre holding a singing contest and chuck always talkin lol"

AP Photo/John Raoux

Paul_Pierce

Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics, 1,511,991 followers. Pierce begs for allstar votes!: "Now if I can only get more votes for the allstar game. Come on my tweeps help me out."

AP Photo/Matt Slocum

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, retired, 1,185,486 followers. Kareem gives advice to his old team: "need to split to catch a flight....Lakers came back to win this one tonight but their going to need to be consistent to win the Playoffs."

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Lamar_Odom

Lamar Odom, Los Angeles Lakers, 631,498 followers. Odom at the Mansion: "I'm at a shoot for Playboy Magazine. Looking for Hef! Haha."

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

Jerry_Remy

Jerry Remy, retired, 37,342 followers. Remy gets into the restaurant business: "Back home now and getting ready for a busy week ahead at the restaurant - been looking forward to this for a long time - Jerry"

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Ozzie_Guillen

Ozzie Guillen, Chicago White Sox manager, 37,342 followers. Ozzie reminisces: "Where is my guy arsenio hall my favorite show in the 80s"

AP Photo/Paul Connors

Alex_Ovechkin

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals, 32,939 followers. DJ Ovechkin?: "Had fun last nite - I even was dj for a little bit. Just did interviews and had lunch, now I get a pregame nap."

AP Photo/ David Duprey

Martin_Havlat

Martin Havlat, Minnesota Wild, 16,870 followers. Olympic size player to big for his bed: "Olympic village is great, amazing seeing all the athletes. The bed is a little small, I'm used to a big bed, feet are hanging over the end."

AP Photo/Chris O'Meara

David_Perron

David Perron, St. Louis Blues, 9,905 followers. Who knew Perron was so generous?: "I will be giving an autographed game used stick when we comeback from the road, this is for everybody. I will ship the stick anywhere in NA."

Paul Chiasson/AP/The Canadian Press

Patrik_Elias

Patrik Elias, New Jersey Devils, 7,528 followers. MC Elias?: "Having a wonderfull dinner with all my new friends in Vail. People are so nice here and friendly. And i said Hip Hop Hip it to the Hop!"

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Mike_Green

Mike Green, Washington Capitals, 7,133 followers. Talk about a vague question: "What would you do on a day off if you could anything in the DC area?"

AP Photo/Nick Wass

Lance_Armstrong

Lance Armstrong, cyclist, 2,452,925 followers. Who knew that Lance was in South Africa?: "Done w/ a nice 3hr ride. I've heard many times before that Cape Town is stunning. That was no lie. What a place."

AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza

Tony_Hawk

Tony Hawk, skateboarder, 2,065,673 followers. Who knew that Tony Hawk gave public speaking advice?: "I wish Jeff Bridges would have accepted his Oscar and said: 'Yeah, well, that's just, like your opinion, man."

AP Photo/Chris Polk

Serena_Williams

Serena Williams, tennis, 1,599,167 followers. Who knew that Serena was a fan of the Jonas Borthers?!: "Ok y am I soo excited to meet the Jonas Brothers??? LOL"

AP photo by Rick Stevens

Ryan_Sheckler

Ryan Sheckler, skateboard, 1,480,292 followers. In good company: "Vote! Super stoked on being nominated along with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Shaun White for Best Male Athlete ..."

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Stewart_Cink

Stewart Cink, golfer, 1,223,779 followers. Who knew that Cink scalped hockey tickets online?: "Want my tickets to Thrashers game tonight at Phillips Arena? First to respond which Thrasher wears the #12 jersey wins. Locals only please."

AP Photo/Jon Super

Serena_Williams

Serena Williams, tennis, 1,599,167 followers. Who knew that Serena was a fan of the Jonas Borthers?!: "Ok y am I soo excited to meet the Jonas Brothers??? LOL"

AP photo by Rick Stevens

Ryan_Sheckler

Ryan Sheckler, skateboard, 1,480,292 followers. In good company: "Vote! Super stoked on being nominated along with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Shaun White for Best Male Athlete ..."

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Stewart_Cink

Stewart Cink, golfer, 1,223,779 followers. Who knew that Cink scalped hockey tickets online?: "Want my tickets to Thrashers game tonight at Phillips Arena? First to respond which Thrasher wears the #12 jersey wins. Locals only please."

AP Photo/Jon Super

Twitter Athletes

A growing number of professional athletes are turning to social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to communicate with their fans. Here's a look at some of the most prolific and outrageous athletes on Twitter, according to twitter-athletes.com.

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