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Chad Ochocinco fined $25,000, apologizes

Updated: August 24, 2010, 4:15 PM ET
By Wire Reports

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was fined $25,000 Tuesday for violating two NFL game policies -- possession of an electronic device and posting messages on a social media site -- during the Bengals preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday.

Two messages appeared on Ochocinco's Twitter page during the prohibited period for players to be using social media, which begins 90 minutes prior to kickoff and lasts until post-game media obligations are fulfilled. ...

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