Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco says he was unable to participate in Tuesday’s Dancing With the Stars finale because he hurt himself lifting weights.
“I can’t dance tonight due to injury, trying to squat 420 without a warm was dumb of me,” Ochocinco tweeted Tuesday. “Truthfully I felt with me dancing the past 3 months I would’ve been able to start heavy n work my way down as usual.”
But the injury is apparently not serious, and Ochocinco promised that he’d be ready to play in the Bengals’ opener against the New England Patriots on September 12.
“For those who were waiting to see me dance tonight, don’t be mad, ill be dancing really soon September 12th between 1 n 4pm,” Ochocinco tweeted.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that Ochocinco will be fine when he reports to minicamp on June 15. Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan told the Enquirer that the team “does not respond to — or confirm/deny info — that is only in a tweet.”
“Only” in a tweet? Apparently Brennan doesn’t recognize the significance of the Ochocinco News Network.