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