When Virginia Tech reporter Andy Bitter bolted The Roanoke Times for The Athletic, it appeared that he was leaving his former job behind. Clearly, that wasn't the case.
Before switching gigs, Bitter was directed to turn over his Twitter account for the next Hokies reporter to use. Instead, he kept the access to his handle and used it to promote his new company's subscription services.
Obviously, that wasn't going to fly with the Roanoke Times, who are now suing Bitter for not handing over the Twitter handle's access.
BREAKING: In a potential landmark lawsuit, The Roanoke Times is suing former reporter Andy Bitter for access to his Twitter handle. Bitter left for The Athletic over the summer: https://t.co/cTUW8rYxNn— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) August 7, 2018
There are some bitter feelings right now, and yes, the pun is definitely intended.
It's safe to say that this lawsuit doesn't look promising for Bitter, who was actually passed down the account from his predecessor. Honestly, it's not like he's showing any regret over his actions, as he continues to promote his new employer.
Good time to mention @TheAthleticCFB's subscription deal, so ...— Andy Bitter (@AndyBitterVT) August 7, 2018
Get 40% off of a year's subscription if you sign up using this link: https://t.co/h9RrxFXrbM
That comes out to only $2.99 a month. You get all my #Hokies coverage plus EVERYTHING ELSE on the site in all sports. pic.twitter.com/0UJwEl66V6
From keeping access to accounts to buying followers, the sports world has officially seen it all with reporters.