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Darnell Dockett gets $5,000 Twitter fine

On Sunday, Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett posted an entry on his Twitter page 20 minutes before kickoff of the team’s game against the Rams.  It was an obvious violation of league rules, which prohibit the use of social media 90 minutes before the start of a game.

And Dockett has been fined $5,000, according to Darren Urban of the team’s official website.

The fact that Dockett’s fine represents only 20 percent of the $25,000 fine imposed on Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco for posting a Twitter update during a preseason game shows that Ochocinco’s history of unrelated fines factored into the league’s decision.

As to Dockett, the fine based on his salary works out to roughly to the amount he’s paid for one minutes and five second of each game.

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7 Responses to “Darnell Dockett gets $5,000 Twitter fine”
  1. clintcooper says: Sep 17, 2010 4:40 PM

    Oh noes! Not the FIVE THOUSAND DOLLAR fine!!!

  2. Spungy says: Sep 17, 2010 4:44 PM

    That’s ok, it is just 2 of his Kia payments he took from him.

  3. TheMiz54 says: Sep 17, 2010 4:51 PM

    1 min and 5 seconds. I think he can afford it.

  4. Brennan says: Sep 17, 2010 5:45 PM

    Haha, he could pay that in pennies.

  5. CHIEF ZEE says: Sep 17, 2010 5:46 PM

    Dockett’s Twitter posts are funny at times, although the majority of them are tasteless.

  6. robert ethen says: Sep 17, 2010 7:04 PM

    Darn ‘ell earned it, too.

  7. rayray1284 says: Sep 17, 2010 7:47 PM

    so thats like a 30 cent fine for me.

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