NFP is reporting that despite stating earlier he would do it, now it’s being said that Chad Ochocinco will not wear Chris Henry’s #15 today vs the Chargers:
Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco says he wouldn’t mind paying the fine that would result from his wearing Chris Henry’s No. 15 jersey Sunday but has decided to stay with his No. 85 when Cincinnati plays at San Diego. In texts sent to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Sunday morning, Ochocinco said he didn’t want what would have been a tribute to his former teammate, who passed away Thursday, to become a diversion. “It’s becoming more of a distraction for myself and my team,” Ochocinco texted. “Chris wouldn’t want it to go the way it is.” “It can turn into a big negative if we don’t perform the way we should. I’ll have his jersey in hand throughout the entire game. His jersey is also 4 times bigger than my normal one.”Ochocinco had considered donning Henry’s jersey, but league rules prohibit it.” NFL rules would also prevent the NFL Players Association from reimbursing Ochocinco for any fines he would’ve incurred had he worn Henry’s number.
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