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Ochocinco Trying to Lobby to Kick in the Pro Bowl Sunday

Remember when Chad Ochocinco kicked in a preseason game back in August? Well, a few months later, he’s hoping to be able to do it again, this time in the Pro Bowl.

The Bengals receiver made some kickoffs Thursday during practice for the Pro Bowl in Miami, hoping to convince the coaches that he’s capable of going toe-to-toe. He showed off his punting skills during warmups a day earlier.

Ochocinco told The Associated Press in a phone interview after practice that he’s also planning to kick field goals during practice this week. He wants to persuade AFC coaches that he could be more than a just receiver during the game on Sunday.

“Yesterday was punting, today was kickoffs, tomorrow will be field goals,” Ochocinco said of his lobbying effort. “I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.”

The six-time Pro Bowl receiver is an international soccer fan and practices kicking. He had never done it during a game until last August, when kicker Shayne Graham was bothered by a sore groin in practice before a preseason game against New England in Foxborough.



  1. Andrew Hutchinson

    January 29, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    You have to love Chad. I mean he is an entertainer at heart. I think they should let him do it. I would rather see him catch a few td’s instead but if not that then a field goal will do. Most people like to dog chad but he is just trying to have fun and make things interesting! So i like to say GO CHAD!

  2. Ben Dover

    January 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Andrew, As a Steelers fan I can tell you that Chad is an idiot, the only reason you can’t see that is because he is Cincinnati’s village idiot.

    It’s like the guy that, when he was married to your aunt seemed cool, even though everyone outside of your family warned you he was a loser, but you couldn’t see it until your aunt kicked his no good butt to the curb.

    That’s how everyone outside of Cincinnati views that moron.

  3. docholliday

    January 29, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    As a Steelers fan, I guess you would have that view, since Chad PWNED your DB’s again this year like the PWNED your team. TWICE.

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