To Tweet or Not to Tweet: NFL Says No to Chad Ochocinco


Published: July 9, 2009

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... not permit in-game twittering by players, coaches, or others on the sidelines during games this season, league spokesman Greg Aiello told on Thursday.

Yes, Chad Ochocinco, this includes you. The notorious twitterer was less than excited after hearing about the NFL's stance.

"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," said Ochocinco via Twitter.

The announcement by the league was prompted by Ochocinco when he told radio station KGOW in Houston, Texas this week that he intended to send tweets during regular-season games.

"I'm going to really make it fun. I'm using Twitter during games, during halftime, after the games. I'm going to be taking it to the next level," said Ochocinco.

Although Aiello announced the Twitter-ban, the restriction of cell phone use on sidelines has always been in effect.

"We already...

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