Ben Roethlisberger’s first game back on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ sideline since undergoing elbow surgery was painful — in the wallet.
The NFL fined Roethlisberger $5,000 for a uniform violation because the star quarterback wore an Apple Watch when the Steelers hosted the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, sources told ESPN.
Roethlisberger is said to be “livid” about the fine and is appealing it, according to sources. But NFL rules ban all electric devices that transmit messaging…
With Roethlisberger unable to use his right arm, his wife dressed him for the Monday night game and strapped the Apple Watch on his left wrist.
MacDailyNews Take: Oh, please. Of course, Big Ben needs to be able to keep the time!
If there’s proof of him using his Apple Watch to message then fine him; no problem there. If not, the NFL should simply issue a reminder warning league-wide that you have to take off that Apple Watch that’s second nature to wear all the time when on the sidelines.