I’m an admitted Bengals fan who has defended Chad Ochocinco time and time again. The whack job has been my favorite player and the last jersey I bought but now he’s officially lost me. The news that Chad Ochocinco will be a contestant on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars means Ocho won’t be concentrating on football in the offseason for the second time in three years.
I don’t know too much about Dancing with the Stars, but from what I understand, at worst his participation should take up the entire month of March. At best, and judging by his dancing skills with the river dance, Ocho could last as long as 10 weeks. That’s correct — his commitment to participate on the TV show could take up all his attention for the next three months. While I still feel that Ocho is one of the top receivers in the league and that he’ll probably play well next season, this proves that his top priority is not preparing for the upcoming season.
In the time that Chad’s dancing away, guys like Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Roddy White, Larry Fitzgerald, and Steve Smith are probably busting their butts in the weight room and on the field. Chad will be polishing up his moves for his newest touchdown celebrations instead. No hard feelings but I hope he gets voted off quickly so he can focus on football. Ocho may not get into legal trouble off the field like his teammates but he’s still causing just as big of a distraction off of it.Google+