Twitter working for Rams running back

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson says he's opened a Twitter account to avoid the problem that Cardinals manager Tony La Russa has encountered.

Jackson twitters often with his fans, sometimes multiple times in a day. He began using Twitter after imposters used his name on MySpace and Facebook.

La Russa has sued Twitter, claiming an unauthorized page that used his name smeared his reputation.

Jackson said twittering gives him a chance to reveal off-the-field interests and let fans get to know him more as a person. If he ran into a problem similar to La Russa's, Jackson said he'd trust Twitter to take care of it.

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