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Dolphins to fine players who visit “unauthorized” sites on iPad playbooks

Richie Incognito

Miami Dolphins’ Richie Incognito (68) leads a group of players in stretches during an NFL football practice, Monday, June 11, 2012, in Davie, Fla. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)


The good news is that the Dolphins’ new iPad playbooks won’t block players from accessing sites and features unrelated to studying plays and film and other job-related activity. The bad news is that there will be a stiff price for doing so.

Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the team will fine players $10,000 for accessing unauthorized website.

Berardino specifically mentioned YouTube and Twitter (but not as examples of forbidden fruit. It’s safe to say, based on recent comments from coach Joe Philbin, that a certain Internet destination with which you may be familiar is on the naughty list.

“If our guys are sitting in meetings and playing a bunch of music or going on we’re not going to be very good,” Philbin said Tuesday, without mentioning that there would be five-figure fines.

At least one player has gotten the message.

“Playbook,” guard Richie Incognito said. “The playbook is the new app of choice.”

For the rest of you who don’t have access to the Dolphins’ playbook, the app of choice should be NBC SportsTalk.