FanDuel - WFBC

July 10, 2009

NFL Won't Let Players Use Twitter During Games: The National Football League won't let wide receiver Chad Ochocinco play with his Twitter during games, spokesman Greg Aiello told ProFootballTalk.Com. "We already have a rule that prohibits the use of cell phones or other handheld devices in the bench area during games," he said. Ochocinco vowed to defy the rule (on Twitter, of course), posting: "Damn NFL and these rules, I am going by my own set of rules, I ain't hurting nobody or getting in trouble, I am putting my foot down!!" The second exclamation point shows he means business.

posted by rcade to football at 08:58 AM - 7 comments

Twitter would be an upgrade for him. He has been playing
with something else for too many years.

posted by Doehead at 10:31 AM on July 10

What the hell is the point of this except to control the message? God forbid some of those non-white players speak directly to our children. And some might complain about the faultless referees.

posted by yerfatma at 02:18 PM on July 10

Hey, what the hell! Twitter during the games, in the huddle, during plays, when he's getting dumped on his head and lying on the turf convulsing. The world is just crazed with the idea of knowing Ouchmydinko's every (idiotic) thought, all the time. A bit off topic, but what a freakin' mess the Bengals are. Wait until Chad sees what life is like without Housh on the other side this year! He thought things were bad last season? I'd like to see the Bengals GM Twitter about how he should have sent this clown packing years ago when he was actually worth something.

posted by dyams at 03:12 PM on July 10

So will he apologize on Twitter when he drops an easy touchdown pass? Obviously he does not have his priorities straight!

posted by jjzucal at 06:05 PM on July 10

So will he apologize on Twitter when he drops an easy touchdown pass? Obviously he does not have his priorities straight!

posted by jjzucal at 06:05 PM on July 10

"Damn NFL and these rules, I am going by my own set of rules, I ain't hurting nobody or getting in trouble, I am putting my foot down!!"

All these words are spelled correctly. I believe that's a Twitter first.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:39 PM on July 11

Yeah....The words are spelled correctly but the grammer still sucks! "I ain't hurting nobody"??? I guess that means he must be hurting somebody as I believe the proper term might be..."I ain't hurting ANYBODY" (left AIN'T alone as it has been an accepted term for about 40 years now!).

Got to agree with dyams...Who cares what Ocho Cinco (nee: Chad Johnson) thinks anyway!

Yerfatma....Exactly what point are you trying to make?

posted by R_A_Mason at 12:12 AM on July 12

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