Pro Bowl player's tweets draw NFL's ire
London Fletcher took to Twitter to try and make Sunday's Pro Bowl a little interesting for the fans at home, but the NFL apparently decided he was making it a little too interesting.
The league used the annual competition between players not going to the Super Bowl to encourage them to tweet from the sidelines, a break from its social media policy during the season. The Washington Redskins linebacker, who wasn't voted into the Pro Bowl, a trend noted in this space before, but was playing as a replacement player, picked up the ball and ran with it.
$500 to whoever predicts the final score.Must be my follower.$1000 if you predict the score and MVP. deadline halftime #probowl!— London Fletcher (@LFletcher59) January 30, 2012
Within 20 minutes of hitting send, Fletcher's tweet apparently caught the eye of a league official, prompting him to pull a reverse.
just found from the NFL i can't make that offer... sorry.i'll think of something for you all later that won't get me in trouble. #probowl— London Fletcher (@LFletcher59) January 30, 2012
Fletcher also deleted the aforementioned tweet that could have resulted in a windfall for a lucky fan. But he apparently reached a compromise with the league and found a more suitable prize.
autographed pro bowl jersey to the 1st person that predicts final score! 3rd Quarter deadline must 1 of my followers! #probowl— London Fletcher (@LFletcher59) January 30, 2012
No word yet on whether there's a winner for that piece of sports memorabilia, but Fletcher is receiving suggestions from Skins fans on what to do if there is no winner.
Hey @LFletcher59 if no one wins that bet, I think you should still give away that signed jersey... to a devoted Redskin fan ;) hint hint— Rynchelle Campanilla (@rynchelle) January 30, 2012
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