If the NFL ever needed an ATM, Chad Ochocinco would be the first person considered for the job. Ochocinco has received so many fines throughout his days that I'd bet he's lost track of them.
Some for touchdown celebrations, others for tweeting during games and even one for bribing a referee during a replay. He has done it all, paid it all and apparently getting bored of the same routine.
So bored, in fact, that he is willing to fork over money to pay for another player's fine—but not just any player. Ochocinco is offering Buccaneers linebacker Mason Foster $20,000 for a hard hit he put on Ocho himself during their game on August 18th.
Following the game, word got out that Foster would in all likelihood be facing a fine.
Ochocinco tweeted (sic): "great hit last night,if u're fined I'll reimburse u boss.That's the way the game should b played.Stay healthy n have a good yr."
The news that Ochocinco anticipated became a reality on Wednesday, when Goodell dished out the $20,000 penalty for the helmet to helmet blow. As always, Ochocinco is living up to his word and he is making sure that the commissioner knows that he has full intention of paying in Foster's name.
"Dad no disrespect but I don't agree with @mason_foster fine n I'll be reimbursing him personally. Please feel free to contact me," (sic) the Patriot wideout tweeted to Goodell.
First off, who knew Goodell was Ochocinco's father? I never expected that. Second, what could be next for Ocho? So far, he has made plans to live with a fan and is now paying another player's fine, and the season hasn't even started yet.
Hey, I guess that's just Ocho being Ocho.