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Source: Ochocinco fined $30K

Updated: December 9, 2009, 11:40 AM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

Pass the hat.

The NFL fined Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco $30,000 for wearing a sombrero after he scored a touchdown during Sunday's win over Detroit, according to an NFL source.

In a letter the NFL sent this week to Ochocinco, the league wrote, "During the second quarter of the Bengals qame, you were observed gesturing for, and then wearing, a decorative poncho and sombrero in the bench area. ...

"Compounding your violation is the fact that your actions were premeditated ...

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