Chris “Dubby” McFarland won this year’s Madden Bowl, proving himself to be the best Madden player in the land. He won a prize of $75,000 for his performance–but due to some recent controversy, he’s been docked $3,000. In a statement released this week, EA announced that it has taken back the money for “inappropriate” content posted to his personal Twitter feed.
His tweets, which have since been deleted, violated EA’s Code of Conduct. McFarland also loses 100 Madden NFL Championship Series points as part of his punishment.
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— Madden Ultimate Team (@EASPORTS_MUT) February 9, 2017
The $3,000 will be invested in “programs to help our prepare for the exposure that comes with being a top-level gaming competitor.”
EA’s statement adds: “Chris is a great competitor and champion, and we look forward to seeing him compete at many more events in the future.”
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— EA SPORTS Madden NFL (@EAMaddenNFL) February 4, 2017
Go to Polygon to get a lot more details on this story.