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Michael Oher fined $5,000 for in-game tweet

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When Ravens left tackle Michael Oher got hurt during Sunday’s game, he went on Twitter to say he’d be OK. Now he’ll pay for violating the league’s social media policy.

The NFL announced today that Oher has been fined $5,000.

NFL rules say all players must get off social media 90 minutes before a game and stay off through the game until the traditional media has had post-game access to the players.

Oher violated that policy, and he wasn’t blindsided by the fine: As he said this week, “I’m pretty sure something’s going to happen” as a consequence of that in-game tweet.

Still, it could have been a lot worse: Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco was fined $25,000 for tweeting during a preseason game.

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19 Responses to “Michael Oher fined $5,000 for in-game tweet”
  1. cardiovascularendurance says: Dec 3, 2010 4:13 PM

    Clearly the fine difference is a result of racism.

    Oh wait, they’re both black.

  2. FinFan68 says: Dec 3, 2010 4:19 PM

    This just proves his own stupidity. Was it really that important? If they had to pass an IQ test to get into the league, they would only be able to field 2 NFL teams.

  3. Kaz says: Dec 3, 2010 4:20 PM

    And you won’t hear a peep from the Bengals. Stay classy Mike, Marvin, Chad. Don’t turn out like that whiny bunch we share the AFCN with.

  4. trimgod69 says: Dec 3, 2010 4:28 PM

    who lets these guys have their laptops on the field, or locker room for that matter?

  5. minnesconsin says: Dec 3, 2010 4:38 PM

    it’s OK, Sandra Bullock is all over this one. no fine for for the blind side!

  6. wte1 says: Dec 3, 2010 4:50 PM

    Every time I hear the name Michael Oher I think of Sandra Bullock’s marvelous butt.

  7. JSpicoli says: Dec 3, 2010 4:53 PM

    5 years ago that headline would have meant he cut the cheese.

  8. gcsuk says: Dec 3, 2010 4:54 PM

    @trimgod69
    You can tweet from your phone or droid. I don’t think they have to carry their laptops around with them to the stadium.

  9. danwhitmer says: Dec 3, 2010 5:07 PM

    They forget to mention that was chad’s 2nd offense his first offense he was fined $5,000.

    I am not sure why this was a story….. and to kaz, yea your bungles are the role models of the AFC north….. HA. They did enough talking in the off-season thinking they were going to be the best team in football. Pretty sure your big mouth was running about how awesome they were ( in there 3rd winning season in 20 years ) and how they would run the table again…… how does your foot taste?

  10. philyeagles5 says: Dec 3, 2010 5:36 PM

    trimgod69 says:
    Dec 3, 2010 4:28 PM
    who lets these guys have their laptops on the field, or locker room for that matter?

    lol most ppl tweet from their phones.

  11. Kaz says: Dec 3, 2010 7:54 PM

    #

    em to the stadium.
    #
    danwhitmer says: Dec 3, 2010 5:07 PM

    They forget to mention that was chad’s 2nd offense his first offense he was fined $5,000.

    I am not sure why this was a story….. and to kaz, yea your bungles are the role models of the AFC north….. HA. They did enough talking in the off-season thinking they were going to be the best team in football. Pretty sure your big mouth was running about how awesome they were ( in there 3rd winning season in 20 years ) and how they would run the table again…… how does your foot taste?
    ________

    Like I broke it 7 or 8 years ago stumbling around in some bathroom at an underage bar drunk. At least we ain’t out there whining about it.

  12. fancyleague says: Dec 3, 2010 8:40 PM

    Oher fined $5k for using twitter. Goodell fined $5m for being a twit.

    Oh to dream….

  13. trimgod69 says: Dec 3, 2010 10:33 PM

    hmmmmm, i didn’t know u could twit from your phone. i’m technologically challenged……
    still, wtf are u doin with ur phone on the sidelines? twitting, i guess?

  14. goldsteel says: Dec 4, 2010 12:31 AM

    So the rule is designed to protect the news media from being “scooped” before the end of the game? That’s very accommodating, Mr. Goodell!

    Fire Goodell.

  15. freedomispopular says: Dec 4, 2010 2:39 AM

    @FinFan68
    $5K is pocket change to these guys. I’m pretty sure they don’t care. Doesn’t prove that they’re stupid.

  16. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 4, 2010 2:41 AM

    What he should be fined for is jumping early on every snap — but somehow he gets away with this blatant false starting. Seriously, watch him Sunday night, you’ll see what I mean.

  17. jimmylions says: Dec 4, 2010 5:15 AM

    When you talk about tweeting in past tense, isn’t it proper to say “twat?” As in, “Michael Oher, what hath thou twat?”

  18. Steeler's Will says: Dec 4, 2010 6:55 AM

    Kaz says:
    Dec 3, 2010 7:54 PM

    “we ain’t out there winning .”

    ————
    Fixed yer post

  19. flabtreesports says: Dec 4, 2010 12:52 PM

    @ampatsisahypocrite:

    Being faster than the rest of the offensive line doesn’t automatically equate to a false start. Watch the snap:

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