Tag:Chad Ochocinco
Posted on: March 20, 2011 4:42 pm
Edited on: March 20, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Hot Routes 3.20.11: Light upset with Kraft



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • Here’s an update on former Patriots DE Jarvis Green and whether he’s going to continue playing football. Right now, he says he’s “in between.”
  • Should Broncos QB Tim Tebow (or Kyle Orton, for that matter) be worried that Denver’s front office – which holds the No. 2 pick in next month’s NFL draft – is checking out Jake Locker, Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Mallett? Maybe, but probably not.

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Posted on: March 16, 2011 12:45 pm
Edited on: March 16, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Ochocinco to the MLS?

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

For the NFL players who will be hurting for money if the lockout cuts into their in-season paychecks, there are a few different ways to earn some offseason cash.

Ochocinco Some might pull a few shifts at the local factory (not really), some will try to get paid to punch people in the face (paging Tom Zbikowski) and some will test out their footwork against other professional athletes.

Enter Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco, who tweeted today that he’ll be playing for the MLS’s Sporting Kansas City on March 22. There’s no game that day, so we assume this means he’ll be practicing with the squad. Or, as the Sporting KC twitter feed writes, he’ll be training/trying out.

[UPDATE (1:03 p.m.): According to CNBC's Darren Rovell, it'll be a four-day trial period with the team and that "this is not a publicity stunt."]

Before actually writing that he’d be willing to fight Zbikowski (there’s no way on earth this will happen, because, though Ochocinco boxes while training, Zbikowski would destroy him), Ochocinco has spoken of his affinity for futbol.

Now, he’ll get a chance to put his foot where his mouth is (er, money where his foot is. Um, you know what I mean).

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Posted on: March 15, 2011 9:56 pm
 

Judge orders Ochocinco to pay for $11K in clothes

Posted by Will Brinson

In an awkward -- but welcome! -- reprieve from the labor talks, news is coming out of Cincinnati that Chad Ochocinco is being forced to pay for $11,000 worth of clothes that he has in his possession but which he did not pay for originally.

Yes, that is a bizarre way of phrasing it, but I'm not going to be the one who uses the "s" word.

"My clients informed me they had given him ample opportunity to pay it and he didn't," Joseph Honerlaw, attorney for the clothing company, said Tuesday, per Kimball Perry of Cincinnati.com.

According to Perry, "authorities tried twice to serve Ochocinco with the lawsuit but failed" and after 85 no-showed his court date, the judge in question defaulted for the clothing company.

The clothes, for those interested, originated from Amm One (aka Exclusive Wear) and totaled an amount of $11,717.39. Among the clothes are two pairs of Mauri Alligator shoes, some expensive jeans, a pricey sweater and other assorted items.

Look, Ocho probably had some sort of agreement and/or tab at the store (that's what famous people get, I think), and he just ended up never paying for them.

But given the current circumstances going down around the league, the NFLPA probably doesn't want to see one of its bigger-name stars losing a court case that involves him paying for clothes.

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Posted on: March 12, 2011 11:23 pm
Edited on: March 12, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Ravens S Zbikowski improves to 2-0 as pro boxer

Posted by Will Brinson

Lots of NFL players are probably out -- or will be out -- looking for jobs this weekend. Not Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski, who improved to 2-0 as a professional boxer on Saturday night.

Zbikowski picked up the TKO against Richard Bryant in just a minute and 45 seconds on at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and scored $50,000 in the process. "I was looking to get a little more work but you take a win any way you can get it," Zbikowski told reporters. "I know I hurt him with the hook, you could feel the air come out."

A crew of Ravens players watched Zbikowski fight, including Ed Reed, Domonique Foxworth, Chris Carr and Ladarius Webb, and anyone that wasn't there hopped on Twitter immediately thereafter to congratulate him.

"I wanted to get the ring rust off in this fight," Zbikowski said. "Right now, this isn't a second career for me. It's a first career."

He got the rust off alright. And now he's scheduled for another fight on March 26 in Atlantic City. And needless to say, Chad Ochocinco doesn't want to think about getting the ring with him any time soon.

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Posted on: March 9, 2011 10:15 pm
Edited on: March 9, 2011 10:17 pm
 

Has Ochocinco 'lost his nerve and work ethic'?

Posted by Will Brinson

A lot of mock drafts -- including those of Rob Rang and Chad Reuter here on this very site -- have A.J. Green, the seventh-overall prospect on our board, going to the Bengals with the fourth overall pick.

While Green's talent certainly elevates Cincinnati's interest, so does the likelihood that they're ready to move on from the Chad Ochocinco/Terrell Owens era. Firming that theory up a report Wednesday from CSN New England's Tom Curran on that very subject.

Curran reports, via a "well-informed source," that Ocho "has lost his nerve and work ethic."

Burn. This probably means that Curran can expect an offer to rumble at some point from Ochocinco. Oh, and that the Patriots aren't interested in inking Chad, which was actually the point of the whole thing in the first place.

El Ocho and the Bengals

One interesting trade Curran does mention, though, is getting Steve Smith from the Panthers for a third-round pick.

I'd actually argue that the Panthers need to get a touch more than that, particularly because the Patriots currently hold the Panthers' second-rounder (the first pick in that round), and, unless Carolina's front office is completely devoid of human emotion, they'd probably like to recoup close to as much as they gave to New England last year so they could draft Armanti Edwards. Who, um, hasn't quite panned out like Smith.

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Posted on: March 7, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Zbikowski challenges Ochocinco to boxing bout

Posted by Andy Benoit
T. Zbikowski
A little social media spat broke out Monday. If anything actually comes out of it, there will be a far better, far realer spat. Ravens safety and cruiserweight boxer Tom Zbikowski told the Dan Patrick Show that the non-teammate he’d most like to face in the ring is Chad Ochocinco. “(Chad) Ochocinco talks like he can box,” Zbikowski said. “I’d let it go … for about 45 seconds. I’d let him know what a real jab feels like.”

Naturally, Ochocinco got wind of this and took to Twitter.
C. Ochocinco
“You wana go nite nite, you want to box me,” Ocho tweeted. “for 1 your feet are to slow and you’ve no hand speed to even be competitive.”

Zbikowski somehow deciphered enough of the tweet to realize that Ochocinco was claiming he could outbox the former Golden Glover. So, Zbikowski called the bluff via Facebook.

“Dear Ocho Cinco . . . thanks for following my career . . . You and me at M&T Bank Stadium, charity four-round boxing match. You wear Orange and Black and I will wear Purple and black.  If we do it in May, that should give you enough time to get ready . . . You game?”

If Ochocinco is game, you can expect to see a pile of gold teeth on the mat within 15 seconds (or 45, if Zbikowski stays true to his word).

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Posted on: March 6, 2011 7:24 pm
Edited on: March 6, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Hot Routes 3.6.11: Are the Pats short-sighted?



Posted by Josh Katzowitz


  • Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe thinks the Patriots are a bit short-sighted in the way they chose not to renegotiate a player’s contract until the final year of the old deal. He writes the club’s insistence on conducting business this way is one reason why the Patriots and All-Pro G Logan Mankins haven’t been on great terms lately. Bedard also points out that Mankins’ representation also hasn’t helped matters either.

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Posted on: March 4, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Chad will keep the last name Ochocinco

Posted by Andy Benoit

Every few weeks, Chad Ochocinco changes his mind about his name. Intentional or not, the vacillation is a brilliant marketing ploy because it forces hacks like us to write a new post about him even when he really isn’t generating actual news.

Add this post to that growing list of posts. Ochocinco, recently appearing on WCNN in Atlanta with Buck and Kinkade, confirmed that he will NOT be changing his name back to Chad Johnson. He’s keeping the mangled Spanish last name.

“Why would I mess up the brand,” Ochocinco said. “I can’t mess up the brand. I have so much going on. … I [said] that to piss off the people at ESPN.”

Maintaining the brand is probably a smart move by Ochocinco, though it’s not like that brand is the most sterling brand out there. Ochocinco’s production has dropped each of the past three seasons since he changed his name. (Coincidence? Probably. But still…)

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