NFL Says Social media OK Before, After Games

Players in the NFL are now permitted to Tweet, blog and chat before and after they toss the pigskin. The Associated Press reports that, "the NFL said Monday it will allow players to use social media networks this season, but not during games. 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, the league said."

This comes after San Diego Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie was fined $2,500 by the team for criticizing the food service at training camp on Twitter.

Will other sports now have restrictions on the use of social media?


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1 comment:

Scott Dodds said...

Smart move by the NFL - bringing the athletes/teams and the fans closer together should ultimately benefit the NFL.