Oher Fined 5K For Tweet

Michael Oher broke the NFL social media policy when he tweeted during last Sunday’s game.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

Ravens tackle Michael Oher has been fined $5,000 for violating the league’s social media policy, according to an NFL spokesman.

After leaving Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay with a sprained knee, Oher tweeted an injury update while the game was still in progress.

@MichaelOher quickly deleted the comment, but the NFL still took notice. He was expecting a fine.

“I didn’t realize it at the time,” Oher said of the NFL’s policy, according to the Baltimore Sun. “I was just letting mainly my family and friends know that I was OK. Letting them know that I was OK was way more important than getting a fine.”

Players, coaches and football operations personnel can only use Twitter, Facebook and other social media up to 90 minutes before kickoff, and after the game following media interviews.

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