The National Football League (NFL) fined Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for $ 5,000 for wearing an Apple Watch during a match last week. The league is accusing the player of “uniform violation”, of according to information from ESPN.
More than a bad luck, it's good to note that Roethlisberger was not playing the day he was caught with the Apple watch, as he was recovering from surgery. Still, the player was caught on ESPN cameras just as he raised his arm with Apple Watch, leaving the NFL's nerves on edge.
According to the news, the Steelers quarterback is "shocked" by the fine because he had never received any prior warning that this was a violation of league uniform guidelines. The NFL strictly prohibits all electronic devices that may send messages within the field.
A source told ESPN that Roethlisberger didn't even know he was wearing an Apple Watch at the moment:
The problem is that he never received any prior warning that he might be violating the rules until he received the letter from the NFL, since neither did he realize that he was using it. Since Roethlisberger was unable to use his right arm, his wife dressed him for Monday night's game and placed Apple Watch on his left wrist.
The player is appealing the fine and ruling on the use of any electronic device during games. The NFL is sponsored by Microsoft, which was the Super Bowl LIII official laptop representative.
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