Seems that the good old Twitter has cost Ochocinco some serious coin. The Bengals WR was fined a whopping $25,000 for Twetting before and during the teams preseason game on Thursday night against the Eagles. The league handed the fine down today:
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was fined $25,000 Tuesday for violating two NFL game policies –- possession of an electronic device and posting messages on a social media site -– during the Bengals’ preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Aug. 20.
Two messages appeared on Ochocinco’s Twitter page during the prohibited period for players to be using social media, which begins 90 minutes prior to kickoff and lasts until post-game media obligations are fulfilled. One Ochocinco message appeared at 6:50 p.m. ET and the second at 9:53 p.m. ET. The game kicked off at 8:07 p.m. ET. The fine was issued by NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson.