The National Football League has fined wide
receiver Chad Ochocinco $25,000 for the timing of his tweets.
The league said Tuesday that Ochocinco's messages appeared on
his Twitter page during a prohibited time at the Cincinnati Bengals
versus Philadelphia Eagles preseason game on Friday night. It said
the Bengal player violated policies on electronic device possession
and posting of social media messages.
The use of cell phones, computers or other electronic equipment
by players and coaches is prohibited from 90 minutes before kickoff
through the end of the game.
The NFL's statement said Ochocinco's messages on the social
media site showed up at 6:50 p.m. and 9:53 p.m. Kickoff was 8:07.
Bengals players were off Tuesday.