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    ...thus bringing more than $10K of publicity to his previously zero-awareness business venture, I'll wager.

    If I were an NFL player with a side business, I'd start wearing promotional gear pronto in hopes that the league comes down hard on me, spurring the media to write articles about my censored business, complete with photos and web links.
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    Welker also stated on Twitter that he's worn this hat for the past 16 weeks and was never told it wasn't allowed until now.

    Gotta love the NFL.
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    Will breaking his bonk affect his playing status? :eek: :p
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    He said in a tweet: "“Thanks for warning me the other 16 weeks I wore the hat.” WW might as well write another check for $10k more while he's at it.

    Heh - -great point. I know a team can't pay a player's fine, but can an outside company/sponsor?
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    If a player is going to get fined $10,000 for wearing an unauthorized hat,it might as well say in embroidery, 'Fu(k you Goodell' on the brim at least to get your money's worth :cool:
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    Note to Wes - just don't show up at a press conference making subtle hat jokes and get benched for the first half of a playoff game. We need ya!!
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    Cost vs reward. I would say Wes made a great deal with his 10K fine.
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    The fine is actually a charitable deduction, so, no.

    That said, a sponsor can reimburse the fine, as a hockey team is doing for GRONK.
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    @ochocinco since I'm the first white receiver to get fined. Did I earn some RESPECT? Kind of like beating up the school bully?

    Welker has been so funny on Twitter, he blows up my feed even more than Chad now.
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    Disable Jersey

    This latest act completes Welkers Kharmic circle, head to toe

    I love the guy. The consummate wiseass. My kinda guy.
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    Just googled bonk breakers. they have a website and are on Face bk. I say click away people and give Wes some love. Im sure he will appreciate the hits, likes and support from his fans. We get the NFL hat police special teams back our way too :D :rocker:
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    That is perfect. And everytime he makes an entertaining tweet on the subject, the value of that $10,000 goes up. He couldn't have asked Goodie Two Shoes for a better plug.
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    Smart play by Wes. Marketing 101. Bet the company pays him back
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    I just liked their page on Facebook and posted that Wes Welker's hat told me to check it out.

    edit: scrolling down their wall I have found several others commenting on Welker specifically. Love it!
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    Hahahahahh, me too. I think everyone on the board should go and :LIKE: the page. We need to give them 10,000 hits. Im asking all my friends to do it too. Then send Roger a thank you note. lol. least as fans we can do, and have fun doing it to da man :cool:
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    I think bonk breakers really missed the boat picking welker while gronk's on the team.
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    yup..it's me...conspiracy theory Joker...odd...17 weeks, Jetdell has to mete out this "fine"...but he waits until week 17, on the eve of the game that will determine the first seed in the AFC playoffs...and drops all this sh!tstorm of publicity and more ill will from the hater media right on top of the NEP...again....what a coinky dinky...in fact..it's ALWAYS a coincidence of timing isn't it?

    Can't wait to see how far the fix is in to get pathetic Rats in the playoffs...already Miami is IR'ing key players and putting on their sea turtle shells. I smell a gigantic Jersey rat...AGAIN.
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    #18 Jersey

    Wes has been tweeting like a madman. "Professional tweeter that wastes his talents playing American Football."
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    #12 Jersey

    The Bonk website sucks and there's no dealers that come up in the search for the Boston area. I'd try the bars but I'd like to try one and they only offer a case to buy a case.
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    FaceBook is better. More publicity there and Wes see's it as well. I issued a challege to boost likes on it. lol. I did my small part. Roger sukks.
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    I seen that Welker follows Ventrone on Twitter. I clicked Ventrone's Twitter but it was different than I expected. I thought I was gonna see something like:

    :)

    :(

    :)

    :confused:

    :D

    :(

    :)

    :mad:

    :bricks:
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    dude, you're already bonking.
    they have a 6 pack sampler for 14 bux.

    I think bonk breakers should hand out 10k hats at the pats game.
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    hmmm something tells me he might get called into BB's office for that tweet..
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    I'd love to see the Pats players tweets if some unknown somebody ran up and punched Goodell right in his face during one of his NY news conferences outside NFL headquarters....in fact ,if a Mack truck happened to make a grease spot out of this turd on 5th avenue during rush hour, odds are the people nearby would step right over him and go into a deli nearby for coffee and a knish.
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    I'm no Goodell fan, but let's get real about this particular incident. "Unauthorized hat" is just a euphemism. Welker was fined for turning himself into a commercial billboard on the NFL's dime, which ever player knows is verboten. The only surprise is that it took them so long to rap his knuckles.

    Not a big deal, he got what he wanted in the end, and nobody but diehard Pats fans will even notice.
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    I remember Urlacher got fined for wearing a VitaminWater hat during the SB's media day. I think his was $10k as well. Yeah, the NFL does not like it when companies get free advertisement on their expense.
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    thus my tin foil hat response....if Goodell was employing due diligence then Welker would have been fined in September...why the wait then???....here it is, the eve of the second season and NOW..."blab blab blab blab!!!fine fine fine@! NFL cracks down!!! Goodell incensed!!!"...if I had known about this in September, I can guarantee you I would have called THIS....maybe not exactly because I would have thought he'd wait even longer to get an even worse disruption for the Pats...but the fact that the fine comes out NOW?...too much coincidence...again...it's always a curious coincidence with this ex Jet employee.
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