Chad Ochocinco was once a former reality TV star, and he can now add former football player to his resume. Ochocinco was dropped this week from the New England Patriots after they spent time trying to trade him. Don’t get it twisted though, his career isn’t over. He’s just taking on the label “free agent” for now. Let’s hope he doesn’t think he has to change his last name to that though.
Ochocinco took to Twitter to thank the Patriots for their time.
“Thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play for the ‘Patriot’ organization … fans were f****** wicked awesome, I wish all of you the best.”
The 34 year old player spent 10 years with the Cincinnati Bengals until 2011 when he was traded to the Patriots. Now it’s up in the air where he’ll spend next season. Wonder how this rambunctious, over the top personality wasn’t instantly picked up during the trades? It’s not like his stats are dismal.
If Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson has his way, Ochocinco will be on his team, according to the tweet he sent out regarding the news:
“OG @Ochocinco tell ya agent to set that up with The #BillsMafia. Ya Field Swag was Contained a Whole Season. Come TurnUp wit us in BuffCity.”
It wasn’t Johnson or even Ochocinco’s tweets that caused the most chatter…it was was his fiancé and fellow Vh1 star, Evelyn Lozada.
“Aww baby you got cut @ochocinco I got your back! I’m the bread winner now, which means I make the rules!”
So either Ochocinco finds a new team, or he’s taking the domestic role in the family.