By: Mary Smith - Staff Writer
Published: May 15, 2021

Chad Ochocinco Bull Ride Was No Match

Chad Ochocinco Bull - The Cincinnati Bengals receiver gave fans what they wanted, a Chad Ochocinco bull ride Saturday night. The ride lasted 1.5 seconds before he was bucked off with no apparent injury. However, he still got $10,000 for the effort.

Ochocinco, who wore a helmet but no additional protective gear or clothing, fell 6.5 seconds short of the time needed to win a new Ford truck and to earn the right to rename the bull. He had said he wanted to name it Marvin Lewis after the Bengals coach.

The challenge that began with a tweet earlier this month ended with Ochocinco proving PBR president Sean Gleason that he was serious. The six-time Pro Bowl receiver said, however, that he would never ride a bull again. “One and done,” he said.

The publicity stunt was the latest for Ochocinco, whose Twitter account has nearly 2 million followers.

Ochocinco said he did not speak with Cincinnati coaches when the NFL lockout was briefly lifted in late April. He is under contract with the Bengals but is likely either to be released or told to take a hefty pay cut now that Cincinnati has drafted A.J. Green.

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.” Wow, not something you want to say before the season starts.


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