Terrell Owens just can’t help himself. Like a kid who keeps sneaking candy despite repeated scolding from his mother, Owens can’t stop violating NFL rules in his never-ending quest for attention. Owens sent this Tweet about an hour before the Bengals’ 1:00 p.m. kickoff:
“A lucky fan wearing my jersey 2day will get a signed football by Me & Ocho Cinco! My asst will pick U out!! Good luck!”
The NFL, or “No Fun League” as it’s known to be called, has a clear policy against Tweeting within 90 minutes of the start of a game.
Roger Goodell has been a strict enforcer of the letter-of-the-law in his term as commissioner, so Owens can expect a fine somewhere in the $25,000 – $50,000 range.
If anyone should know about the NFL’s disdain for Twitter it’s Owens, as teammate and partner in crime Chad Ochocinco was slapped with a $25,000 fine for Tweeting before a preseason game in August.
Owens’ antics have drawn the ire of the NFL on numerous occasions in the past, mostly from his excessive touchdown celebrations. But, as is the case with his affinity for Twitter, Owens’ thirst for attention has proven to be worth far more to him then any fine levied by the NFL.
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