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PostSubject: Jennings Fined $7500 WTF???   Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:31 am

Jennings Fined $7500

MILWAUKEE (AP)—Bucks rookie Brandon Jennings(notes) was fined $7,500 by the NBA on
Friday for posting a message on his Twitter account after Milwaukee’s 108-101
double overtime win over Portland last weekend.
Jennings was fined for the timing of his post, not the content when he
tweeted: “Back to 500. Yess!!! “500” means where doing good. Way to Play Hard
Guys.”

The fine was announced several hours before the Bucks played at Cleveland,
and Jennings reacted on his Twitter account.
“I understand I got fined, but 7500?” Jennings tweeted after learning of
the decision. “For being happy over a win, you would of thought I said
something bad. I mean it was a big win for us.”
According to the NBA’s social media policy, players cannot tweet during game
time, defined as beginning 45 minutes before the game starts and ending after
players have finished talking to the media following the game. His post came at
10:39 p.m. on Saturday, about 15 minutes after the game ended.
Jennings, a prep star who played professionally in Europe for a year before
being picked 10th in the draft, has already had a run-in with social media.
He apologized shortly after being drafted by the Bucks for drawing unwanted
attention when a profanity-laced and provocative telephone conversation he had
was videotaped and posted on YouTube.
Jennings, averaging 20.7 points and 6.0 assists in 23 games, said he’d
learned from the incident and he shut down his original Twitter account to focus
only on the season.
He couldn’t help himself, though, and revealed on his Facebook site on Nov.
9 that he’d established a new Twitter account.
He told The Associated Press at the time he wanted to stay connected to his
fans and didn’t think it would be a distraction again. Five days later, he
became the youngest player in NBA history to score at least 50 points with 55
against Golden State.
But he may be rethinking his plans after losing a chunk of his rookie
salary, or at least scaling back his holiday plans.
“I’m bout to delete my twitter,” Jennings tweeted Friday. “Cost me 7500.
Looks like no Gucci and Louie for Xmas.”

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