Teams skirt NFL video policy with homemade signs, toys
PHILADELPHIA — Some NFL teams are going old school to find ways around a league policy that prohibits team social media accounts from sharing their own highlight videos.
Sports Illustrated reported earlier this month that the NFL is strictly limiting its teams from sharing their own video or animated graphics of highlights. The teams are limited to reposting video from the NFL's accounts. SI reports a league memo said teams can be fined up to $100,000 for multiple infractions.
With that in mind, the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns got creative on their Twitter accounts Sunday. The Browns used a video of toy football players to celebrate on Twitter after a touchdown. The Eagles used a similar video to show an interception, complete with a homemade sign.
Thief gets jail for stealing Advil
LANCASTER, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man has been jailed for stealing a $4.49 bottle of Advil because it was the 12th time he's been convicted of shoplifting.
A Lancaster County jury convicted 51-year-old David Springer in June of taking the Advil from a Giant store last year. He was charged with a felony because of numerous retail theft convictions.
Police say Springer stole the pills by stashing the bottle in his pocket even though he paid for other items that day.
Judge Jeffrey Wright says Springer is a threat to society because he keeps stealing.
Springer will serve four months in county prison, five months on house arrest, 14 months on parole and three years on probation.