Won’t this affect that expensive azz wedding he has coming up?
After spending Thursday trying to trade wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, the New England Patriots decided to release him, according to league sources. Ochocinco took to Twitter this afternoon to thank the loyal Patriots fans:
“Thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play for the “Patriot” organization… fans were f—— wicked awesome, I wish all of you the best…,” Ochocinco tweeted.
The Patriots pushed trade conversations with other teams up to near the end of the day’s transaction deadline at 4 p.m. But despite conversations with other teams, there was not enough interest to make a deal. Ochocinco’s biggest issue in New England was not his ability; it had more to do with his ability to pick up the Patriots playbook, which the veteran wide receiver struggled to do.
Earlier Thursday, there had been speculation that this was Ochocinco’s last day with the Patriots because the wide receiver left the training facility before the team’s OTA.
However, Ochocinco said later in the day he had not been released and simply was attending an eye doctor’s appointment.
In other words Ochocinco couldn’t catch up to speed with the playbook, and the Patriots decided to part ways. Luckily, Ocho isn’t in the same predicament as his good friend, Terell Owens and will more than likely find a new team by the time his name change goes into effect.
Hopefully he’ll be back on his feet soon, Evelyn knows you can’t cop red bottoms with unemployment checks. Where do you think Ochocinco will end up now?