On Friday night, Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco took a hard hit during a preseason game against the Eagles. Not long thereafter, Ochocinco posted a message about it on his Twitter account.
Even though it happened in a preseason game, the NFL has responded to Ochocinco’s blatant violation of two different policies by fining the player a whopping $25,000, according to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network.
Per La Canfora, Ochocinco possessed an electronic device in violation of league rules. He also posted a message on a social media site during a game.
It’s not the first time Ochocinco received a sizable fine. In December 2009, the league smacked him with a $30,000 fine after donning a sombrero and a poncho as part of a touchdown celebration.
“I play to have fun,” Ochocinco said after the last big fine. “I don’t play for the dollar
amount. Maybe that’s why they take so much money, because they think we
play for the money. . . . Maybe they’ll get the point, I’m here to have
fun. Not for the money.”
Apparently, they haven’t gotten the point. Or maybe they don’t care.
We’ll take the latter.