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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: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: May 15, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

He is just going out there and having fun.  I give him props for getting on a bull and lasting 1.5 seconds.  I bet all of you armchair quaterbacks would not last that long. 



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2011 1:40 pm
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Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

TOO BAD the bull didn't step on his head!




Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

I hope Chad lasted longer than that when riding Cheryl,lol. Maybe that's why she didn't want him.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2011 11:50 am
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

Ochocinco you are a beast.  Easily my favorite athlete/celeb.  No one can stop you Chad, no one.



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 11:41 am
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

Ahh so bullriding isnt in the cards for him. props to him for giving it a try though. They should make a tv seris with him trying out all the different sports. I would watch. He strikes me as a good guy... His althletic ability would put it into perspective for those of us who think about doing such things...lol



Since: Feb 27, 2009
Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:49 am
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

WOW How much plagrism can you have in one blog?  Article is practicaly ripped from SI.com and the video gives NO creit to ESPN?

That is brutal! 



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:33 am
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

unocinco



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:21 am
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

He'll always have his detractors. God only knows there are a lot of fans out there who refuse to remember football is a GAME! I may be guilty of hyperbole myself but I see ol' 85 as an icon of reality. Does he use his circus for personal gain? Of coarse he does! But he also balances it out with charity work. Like Ali, Ocho reminds us that there are real people playing the game, not rubber-stamped clones. It's only the ridiculous amounts of money involved in football ( and the NBA and MLB as well ) that prevents more players from bucking authority and showing their real personalities.Hail Sir Cinco! And may some budding NFL superstar see the possibility of actual happiness in this high pressure league just as you have seen!



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:16 am
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds


"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."
LOL, they can't say anything to Chad anyways.  There's a lockout!  Even if the lockout was lifted, they can't do anything about it, because during the lockout, he technically isn't under contract. 

Ahhh, anyone find this amusing like I do?Cool


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