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LatrobePA
11-10-2009, 12:22 PM
All in fun or did he go too far with it?

I personally think he should fined heavily and or suspended for this latest stunt!

Enough is enough, play football stupid!

75Steeler
11-10-2009, 12:32 PM
Yep that was stupid but I think it is all in fun. Chad should worry more about being a football player and less about being an entertainer.

Zachintosh66
11-10-2009, 12:40 PM
bettcha he gets fined more than a dollar

LatrobePA
11-10-2009, 12:53 PM
I think it's sensitive and he may of pushed the wrong button! What if the ref took it??? Could of went a little stray for him!

Big T
11-10-2009, 12:53 PM
I thought it was funny as hell...come on people...he apologized and said it was all in good fun. This league is getting ridiculous with it's fines...you know it's bad when a player does a baseball slide into the endzone and gets fined 10,000.

JensK
11-10-2009, 01:05 PM
I thought it was funny as hell...come on people...he apologized and said it was all in good fun. This league is getting ridiculous with it's fines...you know it's bad when a player does a baseball slide into the endzone and gets fined 10,000.

^this... Its only because its Chad people think its lame and stupid. I thought it was pretty funny, but obviously he knows that stuff like that can turn out bad in this league. We can still have a good laugh though.

SteelCityKid5
11-10-2009, 06:27 PM
Ochocino is a character. If anyone saw his outfit after the game would know he's all about having fun. I don't mind this guy at all.

Ironman
11-10-2009, 08:33 PM
I thought it was hilarious, especially his post-game interview. He'll catcha a hefty fine, but I'm sure Chad expected nothing less, I think he said he set aside over $100,000 for fines this year.

Steel Trap86
11-10-2009, 09:17 PM
No I don't think he should be fined or penalized, infact I don't encourage any player or coach to be fined for hits or stunts unless they are absolutely unnecessary. Like Haynesworth stomping on the dudes head when he had no helmet on...**** like that

Steel Trap86
11-13-2009, 08:01 PM
Chad Ochocinco's pretend $1 bribe cost him a lot more.

The NFL fined the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver $20,000 and reprimanded him for taking a dollar bill onto the field during an officials' review of one of his catches last Sunday. Ochocinco held the dollar in his right hand at his side but didn't give it to the official, who motioned for him to stay away.

Ochocinco said he was just having fun, but the league didn't like it.

Ray Anderson, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, sent Ochocinco a letter that said: "The very appearance of impropriety is not acceptable. Your conduct was unprofessional and unbecoming an NFL player."

The letter cited league rules that prohibit abusive, threatening or insulting language or gestures toward officials. The letter also noted that players are prohibited from taking items that aren't part of their uniform onto the field. The NFL has cracked down on players using props for celebrations.

During the third quarter of the Bengals' 17-7 victory over the Baltimore Ravens, officials initially ruled that Ochocinco got both feet down at the sideline for a 15-yard catch. The Ravens challenged the call, which was overturned when replays showed the receiver's toe landed on the white sideline.

While the play was under review, Ochocinco walked toward the officials with the dollar bill.



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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.

LarryNJ
11-13-2009, 08:49 PM
Although I think it was very funny and harmless, I certainly understand why they have to fine him. It's similar to making a bomb or terrorist joke at the airport. Although funny it's just something that they can't allow to go unpunished.