NFL players can tweet during Pro Bowl

NFL players can tweet during Pro Bowl

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after scoring a one yard touchdown during the second half of the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on January 26, 2012 at 9:46 AM

 KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- The NFL is relaxing its social media policy and allowing players to tweet before and during Sunday's Pro Bowl.

   The NFL on Wednesday said it will set up a computer on each sideline where players can use Twitter.

   Mobile devices will not be allowed during the game.

   The players can also tweet from their phones before the game and at halftime.

   The existing policy bans players from tweeting 90 minutes before games all the way until they fulfill their postgame media obligations.

   NFL officials say the Pro Bowl experiment is not being considered for the regular season or playoffs.

   The players will be tweeting with the hashtag (hash)ProBowl.

 

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