September 16, 2014
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Chad Ochocinco's pretend $1 bribe is going to cost him a lot more.
The Cincinnati Bengals receiver says he has been fined $20,000 for taking a dollar bill onto the field during an officials' review of one of his catches during a 17-7 win over Baltimore on Sunday. Ochocinco held the dollar in his right hand at his side but didn't give it to the official, who motioned for him to stay away.
The NFL has cracked down on players using props during games. It also prohibits insulting gestures toward officials.
In response to the fine, Rock Software, Inc. -- which made Ochocinco's iPhone application -- says it will donate an additional $20,000 in the receiver's name to the Hillview Acres home for abused children in Chino, Calif.
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