The last thing the New York Giants needed was to sustain more injuries on Sunday, but early on in the first quarter that's exactly what happened. While returning a kickoff, running back Andre Brown suffered a possible concussion when the back of his head bounced off the MetLife Stadium turf. He was promptly brought to the locker-room and would not return to the game.
Unfortunately, tweeting during games is a violation of the NFL's Twitter policy, and although the tweet has since been removed, Brown is likely facing a stiff fine.
"Players, coaches and football operations personnel can use Twitter, Facebook and other social media up to 90 minutes before kickoff, and after the game following traditional media interviews. During games, no updates will be permitted by the individual himself or anyone representing him on his personal Twitter, Facebook or any other social media account," said the NFL when they implemented their policy.
The original timestamp showed Brown's tweet went through at 2:12 PM EST.
By comparison, the NFL fined Chad Johnson $25,000 in 2010 for violating the Twitter policy. And with Brown earning only $465,000 this season, a fine of that significance would really hurt him financially … especially since he was already fined $15,750 for a horse collar tackle made during a week two win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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