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League slaps Ochocinco with $20,000 fine for wearing gold cleats

Earlier this week, Vikings receiver Bernard Berrian said that he’d been fined $5,000 for wearing yellow cleats during Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. We pointed out at the time that Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco, a chronic offender of the uniform rules, should be expecting an even bigger fine for wearing gold cleats on Monday night.

AFC information manager Corry Rush tells us that the league has fined Ochocinco $20,000 for violating the uniform policy.

Earlier this year, Ochocinco was fined $25,000 for violating the league’s social media policy by posting a Twitter message during a preseason game.

He has yet to be fined for any post-touchdown celebrations this year, in large part because he has had only two touchdowns to celebrate.