I get it. I knew Ochocinco would draw a fine from the good people in Roger Goodell's NFL Commissioner office. After all, they're an uptight bunch. So I anticipated a slap on the wrist.
But come on.
Ochocinco Fined 20K for Attempted 'Bribe'
Appearance of impropriety? Conduct unbecoming of an NFL player? Can anyone take a joke these days?
So I suppose if I walk up to a policeman, waive a dollar bill, and say with a smile... "say, you think this will get me a free pass?" that I'm now bribing a police officer? People need to take a step back, take a deep breath and gain some perspective.
I doubt very seriously citizens and fans of the N.F.L. are ignorant enough to think that because Chad jokingly flashed a one dollar bill, that suddenly he or the league officials are suddenly more susceptible to bribery or gambling. What a ridiculous stance by the No Fun League commissioner's office.