NFL implementing new social media rules that could result in fines for teams

FILE - This Aug. 9, 2014 file photo shows an NFL logo on a goal post padding before a preseason NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

NEW YORK (WIVB) — New NFL social media rules will take effect on Wednesday, and could result in heavy fines for those who break them.

According to CNN, from kickoff to one hour post-game, teams will no longer be able to share their own videos on social media sites like Twitter. Instead, teams will only be allowed to retweet or re-post videos owned by the NFL or use Snapchat during that time.

Another new rule is that teams will not be allowed to stream plays or entire games live. Post-game conferences will only be allowed to stream on Periscope or YouTube Live.

Teams’ videos on non-game days will be limited. They will only be able to post about 45 videos, which include promos, livestreams and even GIF files, which are short, typically seconds-long videos.

If anyone misuses game videos or other NFL videos, they could pay between $25,000 and $100,000 in fines depending on how many times the rules have been violated.

If a team repeatedly breaks the rules, they could lose their ability to share NFL-owned content. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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