OchoCincHoe To Try Out For MLS Team Due To NFL Lockout

- By Bossip Staff

Guess between the lockout and the attention whoring with his jump-off, wife, fiancee, whatever-the-hell-she-is, Evelyn, Chad needs a new hobby to take up.

(CBS/AP) As the reality of the NFL lockout settles in, some players are sounding off to the media.

Chad Ochocinco, however, is looking to play a different kind of football.

The Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver (and ballroom dancer and reality TV star) is set for a four-day tryout with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer starting Tuesday.

The club said Wednesday that after the tryout, it would determine whether to extend the trial period.

“We’re always searching for players who can help our team and bringing in new talent,” Sporting Kansas City manager Peter Vermes said. “We know that Chad is an exceptional athlete and that he loves the sport of soccer, and he did play a lot when he was younger. We’re excited to see how his skills will translate once he arrives next week and begins training with our team.”

Ochocinco apparently started playing soccer at age 4 but chose to focus on football in high school. Now a 33-year-old football veteran, he does boast some relevant experience – he uses a soccer ball to warm up for NFL practices and games.

“Due to the NFL lockout, I’m excited to be able to follow my childhood dream of playing for a Major League Soccer team,” Ochocinco said.

Clearly this is not on the level of Michael Jordan leaving the top of the hoops world to try to hit a baseball. But it will be interesting (or entertaining, at least) to see if the 6’1″ 192-pound player has any skill on the soccer field. Given his knack for racking up NFL fines, one can only imagine how many red cards are coming his way.

At least we know he’s a true fan. Ochocinco is friends with such big names in soccer as Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho. In January, he visited Ronaldo, Kaka and the rest of Real Madrid’s squad and was introduced to manager Jose Mourinho.

If Chad makes this team, he will be the undisputed king of hustling NFL fame into any and everything else that makes a dollar or 2.


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  • http://arionataylor.blogspot.com Ariona Taylor

    Was he always that skinny? Why did you give Evelyn the uglies? “I slept with Chad”! Evelyn’s face- PRICELESS!!! arionataylor.blogspot.com

    • Mel

      Honestly, I think Evelyn either lost a baby she was carryin or just flat out let the stress of the situation on bbwives get the best of her.

      Because she didn’t look like that a few weeks ago, in fact she was starting to look @ lil preg0 at that basketball game they went to. But I think all the backlash she got from the show showed. You know Chad wasn’t pleased to hear his girl had slept with another athlete, even if it was a decade ago. The ENTIRE situation was a fail. They all need to leave that show, NO ONE IS WINNING. (esp. Not Royce in that damn negligee she was cookin in).

  • Shananigans

    ho sit down

  • isaywutuscared2

    I wish he would learn to love himself and stop doin all this bs to get attention. Damn he is like the freshman that do any and everything to make friends. “Attention CHAD nobody likes you so crawl back under the rock u came from but this time take that HO£ Evelyn with u” – The ENTIRE WORLD. That’s all I have to say about that.

  • Mrs. Rance

    This is cool news. Good for him. He won’t be the first two sport pro athlete. Good luck Chad.

  • NA

    Chad’s a clown.
    1. He complains he can’t find a good woman and then gets with the world’s most obvious gold digger.
    2. He thinks he’s Mexican, calling himself Pepe and whatnot, what happened to the gold teeth Chad?

    • Bella

      I agree with yo on the “good woman thing”. That’s why I don’t think the relationship is real.

  • youdmn

    you all must have forgotten about bo jackson

  • Sharock1

    D*mn sure look better than Cee-lo – Evelyn might be bad for his health though – that’s a angry, used-up lookin’ b*tch.

  • tommykimon

    Whatever pays the bills I guess

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