Bengals WR Terrell Owens Fined $5K For Tweeting

Discussion in 'Cincinnati Bengals' started by MediaGuy, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. MediaGuy

    MediaGuy Ball So Hard University

    Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens has been fined $5,000 for tweeting too close to Sunday's kickoff and violating the NFL's social media policy, a league source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Owens acknowledged on Tuesday that he violated the policy by sending a tweet an hour before the Bengals kicked off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5. Coaches and players are prohibited from using social networks 90 minutes before a game, during a game and shortly afterward. The policy went into effect before last season. The only one to violate it until Sunday had been Owens' teammate Chad Ochocinco, who was fined $25,000 for tweeting shortly before and during a preseason game in August.

    Source: ESPN