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Wolf
11-14-2009, 04:14 PM
Chad Ochocinco(notes) is going to need 19,999 more dollar bills to pay off the fine resulting from his attempted bribe Sunday during the Cincinnati Bengals-Baltimore Ravens game.

According to Chris Mortensen, the NFL fined Ochocinco $20,000 for his tongue-in-cheek attempt to alter the outcome of a replay review that was looking to see whether he had two feet in bounds on a play ruled a reception. Ochocinco's use of the word "bribe" in a post-game press conference was said to have played a large role in determining the amount of the fine.




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http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/NFL-fines-Ochocinco-20-000-for-joking-about-bri?urn=nfl,202404

kastofsna
11-14-2009, 04:20 PM
Tank Johnson was once fined $7,500 for punching a guy on the field.

this is obviously a much bigger problem.

powerfuldragon
11-14-2009, 04:29 PM
dumb.

axman40
11-14-2009, 04:46 PM
Dude you give singles to the strippers not guys in striped shirts!
:headhurts:

gg no re
11-14-2009, 05:11 PM
They both rob you in the end anyways

hot pickle
11-14-2009, 05:46 PM
noooo funnnnn leaguueeeeee

Wolf
11-14-2009, 06:11 PM
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis seemed to support the league's decision to fine Ochocinco.

"You don't fool with the integrity of the game in the NFL," Lewis said, according to the team's Web site. "You don't cross that line, and he crossed that line. I told him that, and obviously the league felt that.

"We're not the WWF. It's a serious game for serious people. You can't do that, and he realizes he made a very big error in judgment. He's sorry for it. Hopefully some good will come out of it. I'm sure the league at some point can't have a copycat deal. So I think they made a pretty firm statement there will be no copycats."

In response to the fine, the company that made Ochocinco's iPhone application said it will donate an additional $20,000 in the receiver's name to the Hillview Acres home for abused children in Chino, Calif. John Shahidi, the president and CEO of Rock Software, Inc., has assisted the home. Also, Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer hosts an annual golf tournament that has raised more than $400,000 for it.




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Buffi2
11-14-2009, 06:49 PM
It's a serious game for serious people

Isn't than an oxymoron? Lighten up, Marv. Football is entertainment, not world peace.

I might be in the minority here, but I thought it was funny although I realize you can't have football players throwing $$ at referees ergo, the league can't let Ochocinco get away with it. That doesn't make it any less funny.

kastofsna
11-14-2009, 06:50 PM
Marvin Lewis is just looking after his own ass, he's a mouthpiece and an *****.

eriadoc
11-14-2009, 07:19 PM
I think he might have hit home a little. Maybe he should have just glared at the official instead, like some other players do.

infantrycak
11-14-2009, 09:18 PM
I think he might have hit home a little. Maybe he should have just glared at the official instead, like some other players do.

Maybe he should have said, "here this is from the Texans so they don't get jobbed like a midget at a Miami bowling ally."

Marcus
11-14-2009, 11:08 PM
Well, maybe I'm really in the minority here, but I think the $20,000 punishment totally fits the utter stupidity of the crime.

I mean, taking out a dollar and waving in front of the official??? How stupid is that?

Why can't these dipshits keep their mouths shut, put a lid on the dumb antics, and go out and play like professionals?

It seems to work for Andre Johnson. What's their problem.

kastofsna
11-14-2009, 11:31 PM
because it's a stupid game with men wearing tights and running into each other for millions of dollars

ObsiWan
11-15-2009, 01:13 AM
because it's a stupid game with men wearing tights and running into each other for millions of dollars

because it's a stupid game with men wearing tights and running into each other for millions of dollars that's making the networks and the owners and the advertisers billions of dollars in revenue and they don't want that revenue damaged or endangered in any way, shape, form, or fashion

finished it for you

Double Barrel
11-16-2009, 12:06 PM
Well, maybe I'm really in the minority here, but I think the $20,000 punishment totally fits the utter stupidity of the crime.

I mean, taking out a dollar and waving in front of the official??? How stupid is that?

Why can't these dipshits keep their mouths shut, put a lid on the dumb antics, and go out and play like professionals?

It seems to work for Andre Johnson. What's their problem.

Well AJ doesn't juggle for us, so he's 'boring'. ;) so I've been told...

GlassHalfFull
11-16-2009, 12:14 PM
Why did he have a dollar bill on the field? I wouldn't think football players during a pro football game have too many reasons to carry cash. Do those pants even have pockets? Do they have to pay for each cup of gatorade? :rake:

indiantexan
11-16-2009, 05:42 PM
Why did he have a dollar bill on the field? I wouldn't think football players during a pro football game have too many reasons to carry cash. Do those pants even have pockets? Do they have to pay for each cup of gatorade? :rake:

Apparently he borrowed it from someone in the stands.

Koolaid Time
11-16-2009, 08:46 PM
Between the cell phone stunt and his other BS, ol' Chad must be pushing $100,000 in League Fines.

StarStruck
11-16-2009, 09:25 PM
Between the cell phone stunt and his other BS, ol' Chad must be pushing $100,000 in League Fines.

He will get most of it back when he files his taxes. Since they are charitable contributions, he probably does it to earmark certain charities. Realistically, though improper, any buying of favors are done behind closed doors and for a lot more money.