Friday, June 8, 2012

Chad Ochocinco announces Patriots release on Twitter

The New England Patriots released receiver Chad Ochocinco on Thursday, cutting loose the six-time Pro Bowl selection after one season in which he was more active on Twitter than on the field.

 he tweeted at about the same time the team was announcing he had been released.

Chad also changed his job description to "UNEMPLOYED BLACK GUY" and posted a photo of himself sitting on a suitcase at the airport, hitchhiking.

Ochocinco, 34, played in 15 games in his only season with the Patriots, starting three and catching 15 passes for 276 yards. He caught one pass in the Super Bowl as New England lost 21-17 to the New York Giants.
His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said he is "in the process of gauging interest from potential teams."
During the playoffs, Patriots coach Bill Belichick described Ochocinco as a hard worker who "made a very good effort to do everything we've asked him to do on and off the field."

 Ochocinco has recently appeared as a contestant on "Dancing With the Stars" and hosted a cable dating show. Under the guise of the online Ochocinco News Network, he attended the Super Bowl as a reporter for two years. He is currently engaged to BasketBall Wives cast mate, Evelyn Lozada.

Do you think Chad was spending too much time wrapped up in the reality show and being a socialite rather than trying to hold on to his fading career??


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