9/10/09 – Despite the ridicule generated by the ban on Tweets by the International Tennis Federation imposed recently  the National Football League in America has followed the same course.

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The NFL has announced a ban for players, coaches and the media on the use of social networking services such as Twitter on game days over fears that they could pass on sensitive information to gamblers.
The NFL season began this week and the new ban is in effect from 90 minutes before the start of a game until after the conclusion of post-game interviews.
Guidelines on the media's use of Twitter were also issued by the NFL and prohibit any posting of play-by-play accounts.