Cromartie: No fine for posting picture

Updated: September 11, 2009, 9:56 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Five weeks after drawing coach Norv Turner's ire and a $2,500 fine for tweeting about lousy training camp food, Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie said he's not being fined for posting a picture of the notes he was taking during a film session.

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"Hell no," Cromartie said Friday.

Cromartie posted a picture on his Twitter account Tuesday showing a notebook with some diagrams and the caption, "Man I'm in here going hard wit film studying. It's been an hr and I'm going abt another 30 min."

He also posted a picture of a film projection screen that showed a play in a game at Oakland, where the Chargers will open their season Monday night. The screen is framed with a motivational sign on one side and a sign on the other side that lists "defensive back weapons," including eyes, hips and hands.

Turner said he'd seen the tweets.

"We dealt with it," Turner said. "It's the furthest thing from my mind in terms of getting ready for this game."

The notes don't look like they'd be too helpful, unless someone could interpret the cornerback's scrawling and diagrams. "They're all upside down," Turner said, although they actually are right-side up.

In early August, Cromartie was fined $2,500 for saying in a tweet that "nasty food" served at camp has contributed to the Bolts failing to make it to the Super Bowl in recent years.

Cromartie said then that he was pulled out of a meeting by Turner and notified that he was being fined.

He had a laugh about that one, but brushed off reporters Friday.

"If you're not going to ask me about the Raiders, don't ask me no questions," he said.

Cromartie said in August that Turner told the team not to tweet while in the building and not to make them critical of the organization.

"There's things we deal with and you guys can interpret it what it does," Turner said. "I feel good about where we are and the understanding I have with Cro in the situation."

Several comments posted under the picture of the notes wondered why Cromartie would do such a thing, with some warning him not to test no-nonsense general manager A.J. Smith.

Smith didn't return a call seeking comment.

Asked if Cromartie had been fined, Turner said: "You know, again, I know it got out last time; what we do in terms of those things, I've never broadcast it, never will."


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