Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett was fined $5,000 for tweeting inside the 90-minute window prior to the start of his team's 17-13 win over the St. Louis Rams in Week One.
"AMEN!!!!!!!!!!", Dockett tweeted at 3:55pm ET on Sunday, 20 minutes before kickoff.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was fined $25,000 for using Twitter during a pre-season game. It was unlikely that Dockett was going to get off scot-free for violating the league's policy.
Dockett's teammate Calais Campbell was fined $5,000 for a late-hit on Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.
"I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious."