On Sunday night, the Bengals’ trainer told NBC’s Andrea Kremer that receiver Chad Ochocinco “absolutely” will play on Saturday despite injuring a knee during warmups before Cincinnati’s 37-0 loss to the Jets.
But Ochocinco is singing a different tune, Twitter style.
He has posted on his Twitter page that he “can’t extend” the knee, and that he’ll have an MRI at noon.
Ochocinco also complains that the field at Giants Stadium was a “mini ice skating rink” beyond the hash marks prior to the game.
Meanwhile, Chad has said nothing about his vow to Bob Costas that Ochocinco will change his name back to Johnson if shut down by Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
But Ochocinco is making good on one promise — he says he owes Fireman Ed a trip to the wild-card rematch between the Jets and the Bengals in Cincinnati.