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Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

Posted on: May 14, 2011 9:39 pm
Edited on: May 14, 2011 11:46 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

NFL receiver Chad Ochocinco backed up his promise to ride a 1,500-pound bull on the Professional Bull Riders circuit Saturday night, earning $10,000 for making it out of the chute atop Deja Blu.

Ocho "only" lasted 1.5 seconds though. Actually, 1.5 seconds on a real, live bull is pretty good. But don't expect to see Ocho hopping back in the saddle.

"One and done," he said.

Ochocinco acknowledged that the Bengals probably weren't pleased that he was risking a career-threatening injury.

"I'm sure my coach was probably (upset)," Ochocinco said. "I mean, I would be, too. I'm sure the NFL is (upset), but I don't follow their rules anyway."



Ty Murray, a former world champion rider and a PBR director, coached Ochocinco the last two days at the Gwinnett Arena in hopes of preparing him for the powerful force of a bucking bull.

Murray compared the experience to a first-time skier attempting to navigate a run from the top of the French Alps.

"We practiced several crash scenarios today," Murray said. "He's a phenomenal athlete, he's very easy to teach because he's so athletic and aware of his body. But what he did was monumental and to try and ride a bull for 8 seconds with his lack of experience is impossible."

The decision to ride the bull was the latest publicity stunt in Ocho's offseason but he discounted it being any more dangerous than anything else he does in the workplace.

"No, every down is a risk to my career," he said. "Every time I wake up in the morning there's a risk to life in general. You never know what's going to happen. One of the things about me is I'm extremely interesting, I'm unpredictable and I am willing to do anything."

Ain't that the truth.

Photos below courtesy of the fine folks at Bull Stock Media.







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Comments

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2011 8:45 pm
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

Agreed - Chad is exactly the entertainment that makes the NFL what it should be.  This is ENTERTAINMENT folks - and to prove the point, every reponse on this is referring to his as Ochocinco instead of Chad Johnson.  Yes, I understand he legally changed his name - but he did so for entertainment purposes.  Thanks for playing the game.

Go Ochocinco, Go Whiteshoes Johnson, Go Icky Shuffle, Go any player who makes the game fun.  Let the other 95% of the players be Mr. Serious.



Since: Dec 30, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 7:59 pm
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

lol, i'm no Bengals fan, but it's stuff like this that cracks me up about him.. I can't be the only one that thinks he's funny sometimes. It's not like he is the attention grabbing whore type that rapes girls, shoots himself in the leg, slaps ho's, getting in trouble with the law, etc..



Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: May 15, 2011 7:57 pm
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

Not worthy of a story............he's the non-draft "Mr. Irrelevant"........maybe would be the number 3 receiver on most NFL teams



Since: Jan 22, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2011 7:52 pm
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

why hate on ochocinco,he doesnt win games by himself.bengals defense has been so sad that even if you had 11 ochocinco's on offense they would still lose



Since: Feb 7, 2010
Posted on: May 15, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

Ochocinco reads newspaper, spills coffee.  



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: May 15, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

There is no CBA so no issue with this. If he wants to break his neck and lose millions so be it. The longer the lockout goes on the better chance one of these players will do something stupid and end their career.



Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Ochostinko excels at everything except football

Ochostinko is focused on everything but football these days... He defintely gets extra style points for creativity and guts but am I the only football fan growing tired of this circus act-side show? I doubt it...



Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

I say good on him, takes some balls to do that



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

NFL receiver backed up his promise to ride a 1,500-pound bull on the Professional Bull Riders circuit Saturday night, earning $10,000 for making it out of the chute atop Deja Blu.

Ocho "only" lasted 1.5 seconds though. Actually, 1.5 seconds on a real, live bull is pretty good. But don't expect to see Ocho hopping back in the saddle.

"One and done," he said.

Ochocinco acknowledged that the probably weren't pleased that he was risking a career-threatening injury.

"I'm sure my coach was probably (upset)," Ochocinco said. "I mean, I would be, too. I'm sure the NFL is (upset), but I don't follow their rules anyway."


How perfect. A bull$hit artist getting tossed by a bull.

The Bengals probabaly don't care what happens to him. As soon as the lockout is over, he's gone. If he got hurt, they're covered because of insurance and could void his contract.

OchoChoko is not a football player, but a sideshow attraction. He should join Barnum & Bailey's circus with the other clowns. He wonders why no one respects him. He should look at the way he's conducted himself this off-season and if he had any perspective would realize what he really is. That's a selfish, attention-seeking failure.



Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

If he had ever devoted as much time and energy to football as he does to being the center of attention, perhaps the Bungles would have more than zero playoff wins in the last 20 years.


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