NFL Fines Ben Roethlisberger $5,000 For Wearing An Apple Watch On Sidelines

Ben Roethlisberger is on season-ending injured reserve but he still got fined for something during last Monday’s game vs Bengals.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Big Ben was fined $5,000 for wearing an Apple Watch on the sidelines:

Per the report:

“Roethlisberger is said to be “livid” about the fine and is appealing it, according to sources. But NFL rules ban all electric devices that transmit messaging.

Roethlisberger wore the Apple Watch on the sideline during the Monday Night Football game. His issue is that he never received any advanced warning that he could be in violation, only a fine letter for wearing the device — which he didn’t even realize he had on, according to sources.”

I guess, we can call this “Watch Gate”