Apparently, since trying out for the Kansas City Major League Soccer franchise didn't pan out for one Chad Ochocinco, the locked-out Bengals receiver is looking for new kicks in the offseason. Ochocinco is now getting ready to ride a bull in the Professional Bull Riders' Lucas Oil Invitational in Duluth, Ga., this Friday and Saturday.
Ochocinco, one of the savvier Twitter participants out there, made some noises a while back about riding a bull as a possible time-passer, and PBR CEO Sean Gleason issued a challenge. Ocho, a true Renaissance Man who's game for just about anything, accepted.
Per the press release, the challenge is simple. Senor Ochocinco must do the following:
-- Show up, get on a bull and the PBR will give Ochocinco $10,000.
-- If Ochocinco successfully rides that bull for the required 8 seconds, the PBR and Ford Trucks will give Ochocinco a brand new Ford F-150, as well as allow him to permanently rename the bull as he chooses.
-- If Ochoccinco does not show up for the challenge, the PBR will permanently re-name the bull "#58 No Show Cinco."
As it turns out, Ocho already has a name in mind for the bull. Per his Twitter account, "Why not name the bull Marvin Lewis, everything he says about me is #Bull[expletive] anyway."
Lewis, of course, is the current head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals, and Ocho has been on the outs with the organization for a while now.
By the way, Ocho is undaunted about the physical challenges of bull-riding. "When I touch the football field there's a risk of being injured, playing da Steelers n Ravens is equivalent to 1 damn bull ride," he tweeted on Wednesday.
We'll be watching to see if the challenge is met, and we'll certainly keep you posted if it is.
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