EA Takes $3,000 Back From Madden NFL Pro After 'Inappropriate' Tweets

By Kristine Garcia , Updated Feb 15, 2017 06:04 PM EST

Gaming community is practically a wild land, which still does not have strict restrictions or even rules placed on behavior and conduit. This does not mean that the professional, sponsored scene is in the same condition. Even though still quite free, there are certain regulations which every player must follow and EA proves it with their latest action toward Chris “Dubby” McFarland.

Kotaku shares the news surrounding EA’s decision to sanction “Madden NFL 2017” national champion Chris “Dubby” McFarland for his behavior towards fellow competitors.  He has been forced to return $3,000 of his $75,000 prize pool, after continuously insulting another professional player and sharing Tweets of controversial character. To cite one among them “@jasquire you coon nigger porch monkey”. EA first warned the player to halt his inappropriate behavior, but even though warned he kept on sharing massages of similar character. It was after the warning that EA sanctioned him to return $3,000 of the National Championship prize pool and have removed 100 points from his rating. The points are used to qualify players for tournaments and events.

Game Zone shares further information on the subject. Professional “Madden NFL 2017” player Chris “Dubby” McFarland has accepted his punishment. The professional gamer has deleted all his controversial tweets from his feed and has made a few statements on the subject regarding his punishment. McFarland has said that most of his aggressive tweets have come from momentary emotional disposition. He accepts his punishment and sees EA’s actions as a lesson from which he has learned. He has decided to leave his former self behind, growing as a person. He also states that EA’s actions are a proof that gaming community is no longer a handful of pro players playing a game they like, but a growing society, which represent the whole country. They are no longer responsible for their own image, but the image of their home and the gaming community as a whole.

Chris “Dubby” McFarland will be allowed to participate in the final EA “Madden NFL 2017” tournament. International Business Times reports that the event will take place on May 31, 2017 and will hold a grand prize of $500,000. The coming tournament will prove if a change has come to the player and the community as a whole.

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