Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer found out that the Bengals exercised Chad Ochocinco's $6 million option for 2011 "a long time ago."
Recently, Ochocinco implied that he does not want to be back. When he was asked if he could coexist with Marvin Lewis, Ochocinco said this:
“I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t know. To say some of the things that have been said in the past, for some reason, when I was especially down. When you look for support, it’s always got to come from the one higher up. For the one higher up to say the things he said, it’s really hurt. I don’t see myself really feeling [that].”
You can read the whole article here.
However, Ochocinco talks a lot. Here is what Ochocinco recently tweeted on the subject of his return:
"Truth: if I could play for any NFL team can you figure out who, I'll honestly answer at 9 b4 I go to bed *no offense to anyone*"
"How can i not say the Bengals,it's all I know and was the only team that took a chance on me,picture me without stripes=zebra with none"
Here are five reasons that the Bengals did pick up the option on Ochocinco.