Ochocinco Fined $25K For In-Game Tweets

I guess you can call him Chad Veinticinco Mil after his latest fine from the NFL.

The NFL recently fined Chad Ochocinco for two rule violations – possessing an electronic device and posting messages on Twitter – during the Bengals preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on 08.20.10.

After taking a big hit in the game Ochocinco tweeted:

“Man Im sick of getting hit like that , its the damn preseason [expletive]! 1day I’m gone jump up and start throwing hay makers , #Tylenolplease,” .

He later apologized in a humorous way via twitter of course:

The way I see it is this – Ochocinco is a brand.  He can pay the traditional media $25k to market his brand or he can pay $25k for his name to be mentioned across traditional and new media.  He certainly receives more bang for his marketing buck when he goes the latter route.  #NewMediaWin.

He’s keeping his name in the news.  He’s staying relevant despite the signing of T.O.   You shouldn’t have any doubt that Ochocinco will find a place as an NFL commentator after his playing career is over.  They reward the outspoken.  Just ask Michael Irvin and Shannon Sharpe.

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  • Ocho’s paying $25,000 to the NFL. I’m posting this comment. Let’s see who gets more traffic.

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