Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco loves Twitter.
And he tweets everywhere and anywhere, about anything and everything.
He now says that he’ll tweet during games.
“You know, it’s funny — I like it,” Ochocinco recently told KGOW in Houston. “I like it because it gives me
the opportunity to reach out to thousands of people at one time. It
gives me a chance to get my story across when something goes wrong . .
. It’s big for me and I’m taking it a step further.
“I have my own
application coming out where people will be able to interact and follow
me. You know more than through just the keyboard and reading my
messages — you’ll actually be able to follow me and when the season
starts, it’s going to get even worse. I’m going to really make it fun. I’m using Twitter during games, during halftime, after the games. I’m
going to be taking it to the next level.”
But before Chad grabs a Sprint phone and announces to the world, “Child please!” or “Damn damn!” after scoring a touchdown or fires off a string of “yo mama” jokes during a lull in the action, he might want to check with the league office and/or his team’s front office before doing any in-game tweeting.
As to the former, we’ve saved him the trouble. Then again, the answer is not yet clear.
“We’ll have to look into that one,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told us via e-mail.
Because the technology is so new, no NFL player has tried to tweet on game day from the stadium. In the NBA, Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva chose to tweet from the locker room at halftime, before being told to cease and desist by coach Scott Skiles.
Regardless of how it all turns out, we assume that the league and its team’s will be required to hatch a Twitter policy, and we have a feeling that in-game tweets will be forbidden.
Then again, we’d rather see Chad vent his halftime frustrations by punching the buttons on a wireless device, and not by punching any members of the coaching staff.