Chad Ochocinco: Bengals Receiver To Play In MLS During Lockout
Chad Ochocinco May Have Found A Second Calling As A Futbol Player
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco doesn't want to let this pesky NFL lockout get in the way of his career as an athlete. That's why he is going to take is talents to the Futbol area. Yes, he is going to try his hand at soccer.
In the associated press report, Ochocinco is getting a tryout with Sporting Kansas City in MLS.
"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."
Some would look at this as a publicity stunt, and Lord knows it probably is a way to generate interest in MLS, but Ochocinco does have some previous experience with soccer. According to the AP report, he played when he was four years old, but gave it up to focus on his football career.
Ochocinco loves to keep his name in the news and this certainly is one way for him to do it. Maybe he can moonlight between all three jobs that he has held recently - NFL receiver, reality television star and now soccer player.
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