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Ochocinco brushes off Twitter fine

True to form, Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco has shrugged at the $25,000 fine imposed on him for posting a message on Twitter during Friday night’s preseason game against the Eagles.

In the first entry on the subject, he says that he has “been fined by the league a substantial amount of money for tweeting,” and that it’s the first time Twitter “hasn’t made me money but cost me money.”

He then says, tongue in cheek:  “Dear NFL I apologize for tweeting during the game but that was 2 months of my Bugatti payments you just took from me, I won’t do it again.”

Maybe the real news here is that Ochocinco actually makes his car payments on time.

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41 Responses to “Ochocinco brushes off Twitter fine”
  1. robert ethen says: Aug 24, 2010 4:59 PM

    Exotic dancer Cecilia Bugatti expects her payments on time regardless of Ocho’s profligate foolishness.

  2. TheWien says: Aug 24, 2010 5:04 PM

    Most of the NFL’s operational costs are paid for by Chad Johnson’s personal fines.

  3. TryTheVeal says: Aug 24, 2010 5:06 PM

    Wait……he makes millions but has car payments?…I guess interest to him is a fine as well?…What an idiot.

  4. BostonISaChraphole says: Aug 24, 2010 5:07 PM

    “Maybe this isntMaybe the real news here is that Ochocinco actually makes his car payments on time.”
    Or maybe this isn’t real news at all?

  5. oraclepz says: Aug 24, 2010 5:09 PM

    must be nice…

  6. downwithdansnyder says: Aug 24, 2010 5:14 PM

    PFT should start an “idiot meter”. Let the fans decide who is the biggest dumb a$$ in the NFL.

  7. sacdaddy says: Aug 24, 2010 5:18 PM

    “that was 2 months of my Bugatti payments”… god that’s such a “blank” thing to say.

  8. Meat Tuperello says: Aug 24, 2010 5:24 PM

    The dumb ass hasn’t learned his lessons. How many times has he been fined for his stupidity? He likes to give his money away.

  9. bogmon says: Aug 24, 2010 5:32 PM

    Sometimes hearing about the money in Pro Football gets a little hard to swallow.
    Ocho Johnson gets fined for texting and it’s equivalant to all my worldly debts plus about half a years living expenses…
    They all make loot like this….yet I still cheer for the Packers as though these guys are ‘just like me’.
    It’s kinda sick and demented when you think about it.

  10. LukePounda says: Aug 24, 2010 5:34 PM

    It’s Chad’s choice Chad’s money why does anyone other then Chad care?
    I’m glad no one dips into my financial choices every time I do something with MY money. The money goes to charity anyways.

  11. jamaltimore says: Aug 24, 2010 5:41 PM

    One can only hope he runs off the side of the road tweeting on his way to pick up T.O. for practice. He crashes into T.O.’s house knocking them both unconscious while the house burns to the ground!
    Then all could tweet “Major Civic Improvement Plan hits CINCY”

  12. TampaBayBucs7-9 says: Aug 24, 2010 5:42 PM

    As a school teacher I brought home just under 25000.00 a year.
    There is plenty of money to go around in the NFL. It is when the school teachers need to get paid that there is not enough money anywhere.
    America

  13. Strick says: Aug 24, 2010 5:45 PM

    Year after year… he still doesn’t get it.
    Some players realize that playing in this league is a privilege. And some, like Señor Shithead, think the league is privileged to have them.
    Ass clown.

  14. Ilovefoolsball says: Aug 24, 2010 5:47 PM

    On second thought he’s really not all that funny. I mean I know he tries. He’s like the jock in high school that dresses up and tries to be funny but unfortunately he’s just not that creative but you laugh at him anyway because he’s trying to show some personality.
    That Godawful tv show has gotta go though. Actually while we’re at it why don’t we cancel all reality shows that involve matchmaking, or bachelors, or “clubbers” like the jersey shore losers.
    I know they get ratings but what has America come to when we’re tuning in and actually paying attention to people who have no business acting like they ever have anything worthwhile coming out of their mouth.

  15. JoeSchmoe says: Aug 24, 2010 5:47 PM

    Another sure to be broke-within-a-year player once he retires.

  16. Bradenton Buc says: Aug 24, 2010 5:57 PM

    Who is the bigger idiot, Ocho or the people who follow him on Twitter?

  17. robert ethen says: Aug 24, 2010 6:00 PM

    Fellow mobsters still can’t believe that Guiseppe (Joey the Book) Bugatti has Ocho in his pocket for a lousy 12 and a half grand a month. Chicken feed.

  18. Roger the Dodger says: Aug 24, 2010 6:18 PM

    Ummmm…. A fool and his money are… What was the rest of that?

  19. Roger the Dodger says: Aug 24, 2010 6:22 PM

    You MIGHT be an idiot with too much money if:
    – you bought a Bugatti
    – you paid for it in installments
    – you can brush off $10,000 fines

  20. cusoman says: Aug 24, 2010 6:24 PM

    You guys that are complaining about this and that he is throwing away money sound really stupid.
    Do you know why?
    Because all that money goes to the NFLPA for things like this:
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/67216817.html?elr=KArksi8cyaiU9PmP:QiUiacyKUnciatkEP7DhUs
    So in a way, Chad is giving money to charity!

  21. prophet of the light says: Aug 24, 2010 6:24 PM

    Sadly 85 has money management problems and doesn’t realize how fast his career will be over. He has a few good years left and unless he signs another monster guaranteed contract, he may be broke before 2020.
    But he does this kind of stuff because the NFL donates fine money to charity. So, he’s having fun and giving money to charity. I don’t see how PFT’s comments can be so critical of him.

  22. JoaquinFenix says: Aug 24, 2010 6:37 PM

    The real news here is that Ochocinco finances his car purchases.

  23. Laxer37 says: Aug 24, 2010 6:51 PM

    Just think how great this guy could be if just concentrated on football instead of being a clown.

  24. DeathSpiral says: Aug 24, 2010 6:54 PM

    10% of America’s workforce is unemployed, people that want to work don’t have the opportunity to support their family, and Chad is mouthing off that this fine is two month’s of Bugatti payments.
    What a me-me-me douche bag.

  25. dixinpunani says: Aug 24, 2010 7:00 PM

    In reality these “idiot” sport stars are spreading the wealth to the rest of the “service workers” of America. If all the rich people of the world were like warren buffet and drove one car, lived in one house, and cooked their own meals their whole lives that would mean less work for… automakers, carpenters, electricians, restaurant workers, maids, etc….. So, we should be thankful that these sports stars spend lavishly otherwise there would be that many less jobs available than there already are.
    And I know buffet gives to charities… but that means we all need to be living off these charities to benefit. I rather have a job and my dignity…. so thank you “irresponsible” sport stars, actors, and other rich people who spend lavishly.

  26. I Din Do Nuffin says: Aug 24, 2010 7:03 PM

    And to think that money could have went to buying him a new set of gofe toofs.

  27. WhoPlaysWhere says: Aug 24, 2010 7:10 PM

    Florio……eh….Hackio, please be sure to link to where Ocho had bought that car for a friend who wasnt paying the payments. I know you hate people with more class than you!

  28. dcryan82 says: Aug 24, 2010 7:16 PM

    Haters.

  29. JimmyY says: Aug 24, 2010 7:20 PM

    Some of these guys just don’t get it. If the NFL let every knucklehead tweet away during games they’d be more interested in that than playing. Not really, but it would get to be an out of hand distraction to everyone so just lower the boom, that’s just plain stupid.

  30. TheWizard says: Aug 24, 2010 7:21 PM

    Sometimes hearing about the money in Pro Football gets a little hard to swallow.
    Perspective.
    Not many people have it these days.
    Chad sure doesn’t, and it’s going to hurt him. Later.

  31. Tenntuxx says: Aug 24, 2010 7:25 PM

    The story was good until the end. That was absolutely the most ignorant story I’ve seen.
    Whether or not he makes payments vs. paying it all in cash is his business (and stupidity) but the point that you had to slip in is your inference that you’re surprised he pays on time.
    Florio, you are no different than any other *$&%$ that tries to slip in their ‘undertones’ with comments like that. Stop hatin the man because he can afford to finance a car, pay mega fines and brush it off….and you CAN’T….CHUMP!
    now…post THAT
    and by the way….CHILD PLEASE!

  32. Sactown49er says: Aug 24, 2010 7:32 PM

    Who cares how he spends his dough that he sweated through 2-a-days to get??

  33. BigBear123 says: Aug 24, 2010 7:42 PM

    DeathSpiral says: August 24, 2010 6:54 PM
    10% of America’s workforce is unemployed, people that want to work don’t have the opportunity to support their family, and Chad is mouthing off that this fine is two month’s of Bugatti payments.
    ———–
    The billions of dollars of stimulus money should get people back to work any day now….

  34. Fat_Old_Sun says: Aug 24, 2010 7:46 PM

    TampaBayBucs7-9
    You ‘bring’ home $25,000.00/year as a teacher. Not brought.
    Not a very good teacher for the grammar or the $25k.
    Teachers do quite well in this country.

  35. bengalsmofo says: Aug 24, 2010 8:04 PM

    Well, if Chad has a 0% interest on his loan cause he’s basically good for the money, and the dealer gets free advertising for selling to him, it’s a better cash flow solution to make payments. He can actually make money by keeping his cash and investing it in money making opportunities rather than blowing it all on a car now…
    Under the same circumstances, you wouldn’t do the same???
    Gotta consider the Orange…I mean the bright side. ;-)

  36. nicalooch76 says: Aug 24, 2010 8:13 PM

    Fat_Old_Sun says:
    August 24, 2010 7:46 PM
    TampaBayBucs7-9
    You ‘bring’ home $25,000.00/year as a teacher. Not brought.
    Not a very good teacher for the grammar or the $25k.
    Teachers do quite well in this country.
    ————————————————————
    no… they don’t. the wife brought home 40K last year (funny tampabaybucs7-9 said the same thing and you “corrected his grammar” by warping his statement, how mighty of you). She routinely puts in 12 hr days and spends her off time making lesson plans working for a “title 1″ school (the ghetto) so that kids with worthless drunk parents don’t do **** and their kids still succeed because of people like her. worth a little more than that in THIS country. teachers deserve to make a little more than the illegals cutting the lawns
    ——————
    good for ochocinco, glad we can have some of your money

  37. Livinginclip says: Aug 24, 2010 9:56 PM

    The real problem is that the NFL even has rules for this crap. Who cares if he is tweeting while sitting on the bench? As long as he is not tweeting something that affects the other team or the actual game, I don’t care. In fact, I find his Tweets entertaining, along with his celebrations.

  38. SpartaChris says: Aug 24, 2010 11:06 PM

    Sorry, but no one becomes a teacher to get rich. They become teachers because it’s either what they want to do or they have a lack of other options. If you want to make more money teaching, go work for a private school or find another line of work.
    In CA, the teacher’s get 55% of our state budget. That amounts to BILLIONS every year. Then they hold us hostage if the same 55% of the budget this year is less than last year because the state took in less money.
    While I think education is important, it’s hard to feel too sorry for teachers. If they aren’t getting paid enough, why not take it up with their damn union, rather than constantly try and bilk the taxpayers for more money.

  39. shaunypoo says: Aug 25, 2010 6:58 AM

    If by shrugged of you mean paid, then yes he shrugged it off.
    He knows the rules, broke one, paid the fine, said an ignorant comment, and people hate him. Sounds par for the course to me.
    It is his money and he can spend it on car payments, hair pieces, or beef jerky if he wants. I know a guy who knows a guy who is Chad’s money manager, and they guy is going to be just fine for a long time. He lives the good life, but the way he is set up, and the amount that he puts aside for investments and savings, leads me to believe that he is smart enough to know to let someone else handle his money. I don’t know where he lives in the offseason, but he is also active in the local economy, which is a good thing.

  40. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Aug 25, 2010 8:00 AM

    jamaltimore says:
    August 24, 2010 5:41 PM
    One can only hope he runs off the side of the road tweeting on his way to pick up T.O. for practice. He crashes into T.O.’s house knocking them both unconscious while the house burns to the ground!
    ——————————————–
    I think a more likely scenario is that Ray cut the brake lines and Stallworth ran them over to finish the job. If there was any chance either of them survived, Flacco’s eyesbrow would blow their brains out.

  41. Mighty B says: Aug 25, 2010 8:53 AM

    I’d hate to run into Flacco’s eyebrow in a dark alley.

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