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Chad Ochocinco fined by NFL for ill-timed tweets

Updated at 3:26 p.m.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, who has over 1 million followers on Twitter and via his OCNNews, has been fined $25,000 by the NFL for having an electronic device and posting Twitter messages during the Bengals-Eagles game Friday night.

His reaction, of course, came via Twitter:

Dear NFL I apologize for tweeting during the game but that was 2 monthsof my Bugatti payments you just took from me,I won't do it againless than a minute ago via Rock Software

NFL players are not allowed to tweet after 90 minutes before kickoff and until their postgame media oblications have been met. Ochocinco's tweets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter came at 6:50 and 9:53 p.m., with kickoff at 8:07 p.m.

In case you're wondering to what extent Ochocinco enriched the coffers of the NFL last year, Cincinnati Enquirer Bengals reporter Joe Reedy says the total was $67,500.

By Cindy Boren  |  August 24, 2010; 1:16 PM ET
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Mucho respecto to Senor Ochocinco for sacrificing his hard earned dollars to keep the tweeps entertained.

Posted by: walkdwalk | August 24, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

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