Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, Chad Ochocinco, has had a vast array of non-football interests and hobbies in the past. Some of those are: Twitter, reality TV, soccer, running his mouth, shoe modeling, being in commercials for pistachios and thinking that he could hop on a 1,600-pound bull and ride it off into the sunset.
Obviously, one of those things doesn't fit in with the others.
We've reported recently that Chad's next stunt would be bull riding. The Professional Bull Riders association challenged him to stay on a bull for eight seconds after some Twitter (OF COURSE) remarks from the wide receiver. Chad excepted the challenge. If he stayed on, he would receiver a large sum of money and a new truck and he would get to name the bull, Marvin Lewis because "Everything he says about me is #Bull(expletive) anyway."
PBA chief executive officer Sean Gleason admires Chad for taking interest in the sport.
"Ochocinco has been tweeting about riding a bull at the PBR event in Georgia for the last week," Gleason said in a releaseposted on Lucas Oil's website. "The Ford F-150 we're offering will be there, we hope he is too. He’s a gifted athlete, but bull riding is a much different sport, and climbing on the back of a bull in the chutes takes a little more than Twitter confidence, let alone calling for the gate.
"We admire Ochocinco’s interest in the sport. If he actually gets on and nods his head, he’ll find out that two-a-days in the summer heat are nothing compared to the eight seconds faced by PBR bull riders week in and week out."
However, none of that may matter soon because Chad has seen the light (and a bull up close). He may not go through with it.
After seeing the 1,600 pounds of pissed off animal that he'd have to sit on top of and ride for eight seconds, Ochocinco was shaking in his new cowboy boots, literally.
NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp, a seven-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, asked Ochocinco via Twitter what was going on. His reply: "Sapp they are huge,fast,quick,powerful and agile in person,big mistake on my part."
And a few minutes later: "Words can't describe what i saw."
And, finally: "I close my eyes I'm still shaking from today's unfamiliar atmosphere of PBR. Sound of steel gates,bull,mounting,1 nod,gates open #GodBeWithMe."
"I will," Ochocinco responded, "establish dominance."
It's currently unclear as to whether or not Ochocinco will have the guts (and possibly stupidity) to ride a 1,600-pound animal with horns that doesn't want to be ridden at all. We'll have to wait and hear the news.