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Ochocinco offers to reimburse Foster for fine

Posted on: August 20, 2011 7:59 pm
Edited on: August 20, 2011 8:01 pm
M. Foster could be facing a fine (Getty).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

When Buccaneers LB Mason Foster smacked Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco in a helmet to helmet hit Thursday, he caused an incompletion and received a pat on the back from his teammates -- and from Ochocinco himself. But he also might have earned himself a fine for an illegal hit (he was penalized for unnecessary roughness at the time).

No problem, Ochocinco said.

He took to Twitter on Friday and wrote to Foster, “great hit last night,if u're fined I'll reimburse u boss.That's the way the game should b played.Stay healthy n have a good yr.” Responded Foster: “thanks Bruh I appreciate it, goodluck to you too.”

But under the NFL rules, Ochocinco isn’t allowed to pay for Foster’s fine. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told PFT that nobody can pay a player’s fine but that player himself and that nobody can reimburse that player.

So, if the league fines Foster, who was drafted by Tampa Bay in the third round and signed a four-year, $2.7 million deal with $1.4 million guaranteed, it’s going to come directly out of his own paycheck.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:12 pm

Ochocinco offers to reimburse Foster for fine

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 11:33 am
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 11:33 am

Ochocinco offers to reimburse Foster for fine

I saw the hit and the call was iffy at best. It's not like he led with his helmet, and I didn't see helmet to helmet contact. I did see a great hit by a rookie and a vet show some respect. OchoCinci could just buy Foster's autograph for somewhere around whatever the fine would be if he wanted to. The refs don't have the chance of watching a lot of replays but if Goodell fines him, he is just trying to make up money the league lost from cancelling the Hall of Fame game lol.

Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 11:14 am

Ochocinco offers to reimburse Foster for fine

You can say what you like, you don't like the tweets, you don't like the TV show, don't like the "Future HOF 20??" jacket, but as a Bengals fan, I was sad to see Chad go. He's always been accessible, classy, talented, and fun. I am not surprised that he gave props to the guy who drew a penalty for the hit against him, because Chad is a man who understands football more than his detractors hope.

Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: August 22, 2011 9:54 am

Ochocinco offers to reimburse Foster for fine

I actually think its awesome that an offensive player, especially a star-quality one, is willing to show a little support to the defensive guys that have made their living by hitting people hard and making them fear going across the middle.  I think it's unfair to defensive players and unfair to fans the way the game has been reeled in due to all the new rules.  I'm all for safety, but in the end, it's still a violent man's game, and you can't try to change that without altering the appeal and the nature of the game itself. I'm normally not a huge Chad fan, but big props to him for his public gesture of support for football the way it was meant to be played.

Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 7:41 am

Ochocinco offers to reimburse Foster for fine

The players should sue the NFL. Thieves.

Since: May 4, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 7:37 am

Ochocinco offers to reimburse Foster for fine

It was a bullsit call. The NFL can go to hell.

Since: Aug 2, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 7:33 am

Ochocinco offers to reimburse Foster for fine

Please everyone watch the play before you even think to comment on was as clean as a hit can be.... all shoulder and absolutely no helmet....the ref should be fined for thowing a flag! The NFL needs to remember its a two way street and fine every running back that lowers his head and uses his helmet to run through holes at the line of scrimmage!

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: August 21, 2011 6:58 pm

Ochocinco offers to reimburse Foster for fine

I didn't see the game or the hit.  But I knew it wouldn't be long before Ocho Stinko let his twitty ways come out.

This isn't dancing with the stars where you buy your dancing partner $10K diamond rings. This is the NFL. There are rules for a reason. Part of that reason is so one player doesn't go out making what is deemed an illegal hit, perhaps knowing someone else will pay it.  The question now is will Ocho defy the NFL rules?  There's no mention he will or won't. Hopefully he'll humbly shut up and and just play.

Since: Aug 21, 2011
Posted on: August 21, 2011 6:51 pm

Ochocinco offers to reimburse Foster for fine

In a season where we've seen a football game cancelled due to weather....I applaud Ocho for keeping football, football.  I can appreciate all the health risks that come with the game.  I understand all the repercussions of  hits to the head, knee issues, nerve damages, I played football in high school and my knee was damaged but I neber complained, it's how you play the game.  I like the new rules protecting the players but flagrant is flagrant and the hit wasn't flagrant, it was clean.  Let them play the game!

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