On Monday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco has been sued for defaulting on a car loan.
On Tuesday, Ochocinco essentially has admitted responsibility for the debt.
In multiple postings at his Twitter page, Chad claims that he put the vehicle in his name for a family member, and that the family member failed to make the payments.
Though, on the surface, the claim reminds us of Mike Vick’s first line of defense when his dogfighting ring was discovered, Chad’s claim is plausible. He actually seems like a nice guy, and nice guys with a lot of money tend to get taken advantage of.
But we’ve still got a feeling he’ll find a way to finagle his way out of this one by having Motorola or some other sponsor pay the pending debt of close to $40,000.
Maybe Degree antiperspirant can work the angle into its new commercial featuring Chad.
“For those moments when you find out that a family member has preyed on your generous nature by failing to make the payments on a car loan that bears your name, you don’t need a lawyer. You need Degree.”