Chad Ochocinco To Appear on Dancing with the Stars

Russell WightAnalyst IMarch 2, 2010

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 15:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts after a play during their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 15, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Bengals defeated the Steelers 18-12. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Rick Stewart/Getty Images

Well, it's official.

When rumors started flowing yesterday afternoon, I tried not to get sucked in. Several websites reported the news. The social networking world was all atwitter (see what I did there?).

However, I did not want to get too excited until I heard an official announcement.

Last night, ABC announced the cast for the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, which contains three figures from the sports world: Olympic Gold Medal Winner and World Figure Skating Champion Evan Lysace, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.

There will be plenty of people who think this is just another publicity stunt by Ochocinco. So what if it is? He has never tried to hide the fact that he enjoys being a star. He wants to be the center of attention.

Ochocinco has taken social media to a level unmatched by any other public figure. He has given fans incredible access and insight to his life through Twitter, Facebook, Ustream, and his own mobile phone application.  

He has often referred to himself as "The Interesting One," and his time on the dance floor should be just that.

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