Michael Oher said he isn't sure whether he will appeal the $5,000 fine the NFL levied on him for tweeting during a game.
"I'll see what I can say to them, but it's done," the Ravens left tackle said after the team's 13-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night. "You can't go back and look at them like you didn't do it."
Oher accessed his Twitter account during the fourth quarter of the Ravens' 17-10 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Nov. 28 to let his family and friends know that his sprained right knee was not serious and would not prevent him from playing against the Steelers.But the league prohibits coaches and players from using social media such as Twitter and Facebook 90 minutes before a game, during and shortly afterward.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was fined $25,000 for tweeting during a preseason contest in August, and teammate Terrell Owens was docked $5,000 for tweeting an hour before the Bengals and Buccaneers clashed on Oct. 10.
Oher said he has learned his lesson and said he won't tweet during any future games.
"Just a simple mistake," he said. "Stuff like that happens."