Larry Fitzgerald talks Twitter, social media

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Before and after the big game these days, many athletes take to Twitter. But, Twitter can be a little tricky. The athletes are uncensored, and that's not always a good thing.

3TV's Carey Peña talked to Larry Fitzgerald about the ups and downs of social media in a world where over-sharing is king.

"People see us on the field, but we are so much more," he says. "We are fathers, we're husbands, we're brothers, regular people."

Fitzgerald has tremendous Twitter reach, with 1.7 million followers.

He talked about subjects that may be off limits in social media. "Let me think of what subjects I don't like to touch on," he says. "Politics, religion, things that are real controversial, I keep my thoughts to myself."

Carey asked Fitzgerald about the recent pro and college players to come out as gay, a big topic on social media.

"On the gridiron, all we care we about is wins and losses," he says. "What you do behind closed doors or in your personal time is your personal time. We are just trying to win ballgames and that's what we think about. "

He says he likes to keep it positive, and stays true to himself. "Everything has to align with my ideals and beliefs," he says. "I'm not going to do anything that is not authentic to who I am as a person or what I represent as a man."