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Cromartie Fined $2500 For Using Twitter to Complain About Food at Camp

ESPN’s Bill Williamson reports today on CB Antonio Cromartie getting fined $2500 for using Twitter to complain about the food at Chargers camp:

For a player, there is a new way of getting under NFL teams’ skins: Twitter.

It will cost San Diego cornerback Antonio Cromartie. The team fined Cromartie $2,500 for complaining about the team’s training camp food on his Twitter account.

Players better be careful. Teams are watching these Twitter accounts. The Chargers do not allow their players (several on the team have Twitter accounts) to tweet inside the building. A few days ago, linebacker Shawne Merriman announced he was tweeting outside the building.

Cromartie is an active tweeter and it cost him. I just don’t think it is worth it for these players to put themselves in a position to upset their bosses and lighten the wallet just to allow the world knowing about their daily lives.

Cromartie was likely just having fun when he took a shot at the team chow line. But he won’t have any fun giving back a chunk of his change to the team all for a snide comment.

If teams want this fad to go away, more fines like this one may do the trick. Beware NFL players, big brother is watching.


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