Chad Ochocinco Career Change and 5 'Are You Kidding Me?' NFL Offseason Moments

Eli NachmanyCorrespondent IIIMay 9, 2011

Chad Ochocinco Career Change and 5 'Are You Kidding Me?' NFL Offseason Moments

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 23:  Chad Ochocinco begins tryout with Sporting Kansas City on March 23, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    The NFL lockout has harbored animosity, distrust and anger from the football fanbase.

    The lockout has also provided us all with some moments that can be classified as funny, ridiculous or both.

    From Chad Ochocinco playing soccer to Dez Bryant's unsavory off-the-field behavior, this trying offseason has truly given us a host of "are you kidding me?" moments.

    Now, here are the best five moments so far.

Tom Zbikowski's Boxing Adventures

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    LAS VEGAS - MARCH 12:  Tommy Zbikowski celebrates a first round knockout of Richard Bryant after the Cruiserweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 12, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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    This offseason, Tom Zbikowski, a backup safety on the Ravens, showed us all that he is adept at boxing.

    Aside from the "are you kidding me?" factor of a backup safety becoming an NFL cult hero after four matches in the ring, Zbikowski then went on to fail a drug test and have his run come to an abrupt halt.

    Not only that, but Zbikowski went on to challenge Chad Ochocinco to a boxing match over Twitter.

    This whole storyline just shows why the NFL really needs to end the lockout; when Tom Zbikowski is a trending topic, someone is doing a bad job.

Albert Haynesworth's Sexual Abuse

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona
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    Albert Haynesworth didn't like it when he was forced to do something, so we'd assume he would be understanding enough to treat women in the workplace with respect.

    We were certainly wrong.

    Haynesworth allegedly slid his credit card down the front of a female waitress' dress and proceeded to fondle her.

    There is no word on whether or not the waitress fondled the 335-pound Haynesworth in retaliation.

    Certainly, Haynesworth is no longer productive on the field, but now is detrimental off-the-field as well.

Chad Ochocinco Playing Soccer

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 23:  Chad Ochocinco reacts during his tryout with Sporting Kansas City on March 23, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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    We've all heard the story of how Chad Ochocinco chased his childhood dream of playing Major League Soccer.

    Ochocinco tried out for Sporting Kansas City and has been placed on the reserve team.

    If you say you're a good soccer player, don't represent the NFL poorly by trying out for and not making the team.

    An offseason certainly wouldn't be complete without Chad Ochocinco's off-the-field antics.

Dez Bryant's Pants on the Ground

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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 05: Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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    At a Dallas mall, two off-duty police officers asked Dez Bryant and three friends to pull up their sagging pants.

    Bryant not only refused, but he launched an expletive-laced tirade and parked in a fire lane until a representative of his arrived.

    If you remember that teams shied away from Bryant in the 2010 draft due to character concerns, look no further than this incident to explain why.

    It is no surprise that Dez Bryant was representing the NFL with professionalism during the lockout...except for that pants thing, that is.

Aqib Talib Being Aqib Talib

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    CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 10: Aqib Talib #25 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers returns an interception against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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    Aqib Talib is talented from the neck down.

    During an argument with his sister's boyfriend, the Buccaneer allegedly pistol-whipped the boyfriend and fired shots as the latter fled the scene.

    The boyfriend's testimony has been corroborated by a neighbor, and Talib stands to face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

    This is just unemployment at its finest.