NFL Nixes Social Networking During Games


The Associated Press reports that the NFL is limiting the use of social network updates 90 minutes before kickoff and after players have completed post-game interviews with the media.

The rule also applies to coaches and other personnel. Yet, NFL game officials and officiating department personnel are banned from using social networks at all times. As play-by-play updates during games have always been a staple of NFL no-noes, the new rule appears to give a side-to-side nod to the growth of social networks, even with the sports elite.

Fines for violating the rule were not disclosed but the first known social fine, imposed on San Diego Chargers cornerback player, Antonio Cromartie, forced him to dish out $2,500 after he openly criticized the quality of the food at training camp this summer over Twitter.

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