Pro Bowl player's tweets draw NFL's ire

Linebacker London Fletcher (59) of the Washington Redskins pumps up other linebackers before taking on the San Francisco 49ers at FedEx Field Nov. 6, 2011, in Landover, Md.
Linebacker London Fletcher (59) of the Washington Redskins pumps up other linebackers before taking on the San Francisco 49ers at FedEx Field Nov. 6, 2011, in Landover, Md. Getty Images

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.

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Within 20 minutes of hitting send, Fletcher's tweet apparently caught the eye of a league official, prompting him to pull a reverse.

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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.

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.

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