CINCINNATI (AP) - Terrell Owens has been fined $5,000 for
violating the NFL's prohibition on using social media shortly
The Bengals receiver acknowledged that he broke the rule by
sending out a tweet an hour before Cincinnati's 24-21 loss to Tampa
Bay on Sunday. Players and coaches are prohibited from using social
media 90 minutes before games, during games and shortly afterward.
Teammate Chad Ochocinco got a $25,000 fine for tweeting before
and during a preseason game.
Owens, Ochocinco and Arizona's Darnell Dockett are the only
players who have violated the league's restrictions, which went
into effect before last season. Dockett was fined $5,000 for
sending a tweet 20 minutes before a game.
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