Roger Goodell is not the biggest Chad Ochocinco fan. Anyone who watches football knows that and understands why. Ochocinco constantly undermines the commish by accepting fines for quirky antics and end zone dances and continuing to do his thing anyway. While most of his actions likely anger the competition, Ochocinco is trying a new approach toward screwing with Goodell that even his teammates might enjoy.
On Friday, Ochocinco made an offer to the man who drew an unnecessary roughness penalty for a vicious hit on him night before. “@Mason_Foster great hit last night, if u’re fined I’ll reimburse you boss. That’s the way the game should b played. Stay healthy n have a good yr,” Chad tweeted to Tampa Bay linebacker Mason Foster.
Foster has not yet been fined, but NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told Pro Football Talk on Saturday that it is not permitted for a player to pay another player’s fine. Aiello insists a player has to pay any fine by himself. We all know teams pay fines for players all the time, but that’s a discussion for another day.
With the NFL working hard to crack down on head shots and making people like James Harrison cry, this will likely send Goodell up a wall. Ocho cannot reimburse Foster for the fine or he could face a fine of his own, but who’s to say he can’t buy a pair of cleats off Foster for an amount that coincidentally equals the amount of the fine? Isn’t that what capitalism is all about?
Head butt to Musket Fire for the picture.