Reports: NFL Fines Ben Roethlisberger For Wearing Apple Watch On Sidelines

ESPN is reporting that Roethlisberger has been fined $5,000 for wearing an Apple Watch

Rachel Kalas
October 06, 2019 - 11:58 am
njured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (right) looks on from the sidelines with head coach Mike Tomlin against the Cincinnati Bengals during the third quarter at Heinz Field.

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) -- ESPN is reporting that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been fined for wearing an Apple Watch on the sidelines during the Steelers Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Roethlisberger, who did not play in Monday night’s game due to undergoing elbow surgery from an injury during the September 15th game against Seattle, was fined $5,000 for a uniform violation.

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ESPN reports that Ben is “livid” over the fine, was not told that the watch would be a violation, and will appeal the fine.

The NFL rules ban any electric device that can transmit messages.

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