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Ben DiNucci's Questionable Old Tweets Revealed

Dallas Cowboys QB Ben DiNucci's old tweets have resurfaced, and some of them are questionable.
Dallas Cowboys QB Ben DiNucci's old tweets have resurfaced, and some of them are questionable. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Ben DiNucci has been thrust into the limelight essentially overnight. He probably didn't expect to make a single headline this year, being a third-string rookie QB that was selected No. 231 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Following injuries to Dak Prescott and Andy Dalton, however, the 23-year-old is starting at the most important position for one of the most iconic teams in all sports.

Rising so quickly from obscurity, DiNucci also doesn't seem to have been prepared for the increased scrutiny that comes with this kind of attention. Just look at some of the old tweets that he hadn't deleted before they resurfaced:

Some of them went beyond just being goofy as well, including a now-deleted tweet referring to WNBA star Brittney Griner as a man, and one joking about dressing as Aaron Hernandez for Halloween.

Top NFL prospects (and their agents) are often diligent about scrubbing their past tweets before they ever have a chance to be exposed. After all, social media has now been around for long enough that some prospects have been using the same Twitter accounts since before they could drive.

With a playoff berth somehow still possible, Cowboys fans are probably more concerned with whether or not DiNucci can eventually throw an NFL touchdown than they are with what he decided to publish on Twitter as a teenager.

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