NFL fines Ben Roethlisberger for wearing Apple Watch on sideline

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was reportedly fined for wearing an Apple Watch on the sidelines during Monday night's game.
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was reportedly fined for wearing an Apple Watch on the sidelines during Monday night's game.

Injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been reportedly fined $5,000 by the NFL for wearing an Apple Watch on the sideline during last Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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ESPN  reported the league called it a uniform violation and that Roethlisberger was "livid."

Roethlisberger injured his elbow earlier in the season and required surgery to fix it, WPXI reported. The injury ended the quarterback's hopes of playing the rest of the 2019 campaign.

Roethlisberger said he is appealing the fine, according to ESPN, which cited unnamed sources. NFL rules ban all electric devices that transmit messaging.

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