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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    University of Utah

    OchoCinco fined $20,000 for $1 bribe

    Chad Ochocinco’s pretend $1 bribe is going to cost him a lot more.

    The Cincinnati Bengals receiver was fined $20,000 and reprimanded by the NFL 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 league’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 onto the field that are not part of their uniform. The league has cracked down on players using props for celebrations.

    During the third quarter of Cincinnati’s 17-7 win over the Baltimore Ravens, officials initially ruled that Ochocinco got both feet down at the sideline for a 15-yard catch. The Ravens challenged, and the call 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.

    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.

    How can you not love Chad? Despite getting fined for something ridiculous, he decides to donate 20 grand to a charity for abused children. Good on ya Ocho, and the league sucks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Oh Ocho. lol at the NFL. No Fun League indeed
    Beep Boop

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Ya continue sucking money from one of the best viewer producer in the NFL.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    ******** fine in my opinion. that **** was hilarious. NFL needs to stop handing out fines for everything and anything.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    The NFL needs to chill out. Chad OchoCinco is one of my favorite players in the league. Who honestly believed the ref was going to except the bribe? It was a joke, and obviously the ref isn't dumb enough to take it.

    Where is all the fun going in the NFL? I miss the celebrations. haha

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    dumbest thing ive ever heard.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Fuhrer Goodell strikes again.

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