Ocho Cinco Slapped With $25K Tweet Fine

Player fined '2 Bugatti payments' for in-game tweets
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2010 3:59 AM CDT
Ocho Cinco Slapped With $25K Tweet Fine
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ocho Cinco warms up before the start of a game.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr)

Chad Ocho Cinco has been fined $25,000 for giving fans 140-character updates during preseason games last Friday. The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver sent his 1.1 million Twitter followers two messages during his team's 22-9 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. The league fined him for possession of an electronic device and posting messages on a social media site during a game, the Telegraph reports.

The player later apologized to NFL bosses—on Twitter. "Dear NFL: I apologize for tweeting during the game but that was 2 months of my Bugatti payments you just took from me, I won't do it again," he wrote. (More Twitter stories.)

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