Chad Ochocinco Johnson fined $30,000 for wearing poncho and sombrero after a TD

12/8/09 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

We saw this one coming a mile away, but here's some not-so-shocking news: Chad Ochocinco has been fined $30,000 for his post-TD celebration on Sunday against the Lions.

Feel free to point out a bigger fine, but is this the biggest celebration-related fine that we've ever seen? For that matter, is it the biggest in-game fine EVER? I have a feeling there were some bigger ones at some point, but I can't remember any off-hand.

The NFL made it clear exactly why the fine was so heavy:

"During the second quarter of the Bengals qame, you were observed gesturing for, and then wearing, a decorative poncho and sombrero in the bench area. Compounding your violation is the fact that your actions were premeditated and deliberate. Prior to the game on your publicly accessible Twitter account, you posted the following: '@adam_schefter what I've planned for today will get me fined when I score but it's so worth it.' "

Well, Chad... I hope it was worth it. And I hope it was worth it for the No Fun League as well. Let's see if Flozell Adams is fined more or less, for his role in the fight between the Cowboys and Giants.
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