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Chad Ochocinco Fined $25K for Tweeting During Preseason Game

Aug 24, 2010 – 2:25 PM
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The NFL hChad Ochocinco finedas fined Chad Ochocinco $25,000 for possessing an electronic device and posting messages to his Twitter account during Cincinnati's 22-9 preseason win over Philadelphia last Friday, according to

Ochocinco's Twitter feed (@OGOchoCinco) was updated prior to kickoff with the message: "Just talk with Kelly Washington , Desean Jackson, Geoff Pope, Hank Baskett and I caught a ball from Mike Vick, I love prw-game warm up."

Ochocinco then tweeted again at 9:53 p.m. ET, approximately two hours after the game began, commenting on a play from the first half where he was hit hard by a pair of Eagles defenders while trying to catch a pass: "Man Im sick of getting hit like that , its the damn preseason s**t! 1day I'm gone jump up and start throwing hay makers , #Tylenolplease."

The league has a social-media ban in place for gamedays, which lasts from 90 before kickoff until after postgame interviews.

Ochocinco had two catches for 29 yards in Cincinnati's win. The Bengals return to preseason play on Saturday, Aug. 28 at Buffalo.

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