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NBA Star Fined $50,000 For A Direct Message On Twitter

We’ve heard before about NBA and other sports stars being fined for bad behavior on Twitter, but this is a first: Amar’e Stoudemire has been fined $50,000 for something he sent in a private direct message to a fan.
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Airline Fined $50,000 For Falsely Advertising $9 Flights On Twitter

Ultra-low-cost airline Spirit Airlines is being fined $50,000 for violating federal rules prohibiting falsely advertising prices. And they did their advertising on Twitter.
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Ouch: NBA Fines Miami Heat Owner $500,000 For Tweeting About The Lockout

The NBA is very, very serious about their “no talking” rule during this season’s lockout.

Miami Heat owner Micky Arison was fined a massive $500,000 on Monday for using his Twitter account to discuss details of the lockout.
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Former Indy-500 Winner Fined $30,000 For A Single Tweet

Sports and Twitter are a powerful combination. And often quite scary. I’m not sure what it is about the world’s fittest, but they seem to love getting themselves into hot water online – and manage to pull it off in just 140 characters.

USA Today reports that Helio Castroneves, a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, has been fined $30,000 for tweeting about IndyCar race director Brian Barnhart.
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The Twitter Rant That Cost Footballer Jose Enrique £100,000

I’m not sure exactly why sports figures have such a hard time using Twitter, but today marks another massive fine for a sports figure who went off the deep end on Twitter.

Newcastle United defender Jose Enrique has been fined £100,000 for taking to Twitter to blast the football club’s transfer policy.
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NBA Coaches Fined $1 Million If They Retweet Players During Lockout

The NBA is doing what it can to keep coaches and general managers away from the players during the lockout – even threatening a massive $1 million fine for any coach caught retweeting or even just @mentioning a player on Twitter.
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Celebrity Twitter Fail Roundup: Lil Wayne, Kanye West and a $16,000 Fine

While we have to give them a little slack for being constantly in the public eye, celebrities are notorious for encountering embarrassing, scandalous, or just plain weird Twitter scenarios. And they often bring them upon themselves. Three celebs found themselves in very different types of Twitter hot water early this week, so we thought we’d share their misfortunes to make you feel better about your own compromising 3AM tweets.
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