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Ochocinco ordered to pay store more than $11,000 for clothes

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When Mrs. PFT bumped into Bengal receiver Chad Ochocinco during Super Bowl week at the Neiman-Marcus in Dallas, Chad was looking to buy some clothes.

Or maybe he was looking to not buy some clothes.

A judge in Cincinnati has ordered Ochocinco to pay more than $11,000 for clothing that he obtained from a local store, but for which he never paid.

“My clients informed me they had given him ample opportunity to pay it and he didn’t,” attorney Joseph Honerlaw, said Tuesday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Ochocinco failed to respond to the lawsuit or appear in court.

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52 Responses to “Ochocinco ordered to pay store more than $11,000 for clothes”
  1. jaggedmark says: Mar 15, 2011 8:03 PM

    He bought 100 ppl steak/seafood dinners 2 nights ago. What up with that #85?

  2. marvsleezy says: Mar 15, 2011 8:05 PM

    Didnt the clothing store know about the lockout? Losers like Ocho got to be hanging onto their money. Cant be payin bills for no cloths.

    HOW DARE THEY BILL ME, DONT THEY KNOW WHO I AM??

  3. bigbeefyd says: Mar 15, 2011 8:05 PM

    Nothing but class. What a guy.

  4. hobartbaker says: Mar 15, 2011 8:07 PM

    Och changed his mind on the clothes. They are in the dirty laundry baskets, and the store is welcome to pick them up whenever they please.

  5. cincinnasti says: Mar 15, 2011 8:07 PM

    He’d better hope he finds a good paying gig after football because at the rate he spends money you can almost count on him being bankrupt a short few years after he retires. That said he’s mentioned matching every dollar he makes on the field by opportunities off the field. If he can do that in his post career life (which will be difficult outside of broadcasting) then he’ll be fine. Problem is no one really wants former athletes for major endorsements and VERY few athletes ever “make” it in Hollywood.

  6. 305hurricane says: Mar 15, 2011 8:13 PM

    Chad Lohan.

  7. joetoronto says: Mar 15, 2011 8:15 PM

    This has has proven yet again that he’s a true deadbeat, a real a-hole.

    Why people try to make him out to be a good guy is beyond me.

  8. dawgofwar says: Mar 15, 2011 8:16 PM

    Guess he is trying to earn a new contract

  9. ravensfreak00 says: Mar 15, 2011 8:18 PM

    This is why most of the players would not last long in a lockout.

  10. getweird4u says: Mar 15, 2011 8:26 PM

    Im sure its a bunch of clothes that look like lady gaga threw up on them,lots of sparkles and dragons.Come on mikey dump this chump!

  11. jameswestphal says: Mar 15, 2011 8:32 PM

    Wow. This guy will be broke within a year of being out of the game. Maybe two. Do a story on who his accountant and Financial Advisor is.

  12. 3octaveFart says: Mar 15, 2011 8:40 PM

    Too late to return most of it since he already had “Future HOF” stitched into it.

  13. whodeytn says: Mar 15, 2011 8:41 PM

    his has has proven yet again that he’s a true deadbeat, a real a-hole.

    Why people try to make him out to be a good guy is beyond me.

    ===================================

    Have you ever even met the guy? He loves the fans, loves playing football and regularly buys dinner for large amounts of random strangers. I also remember him taking a bunch of people to the movies for no reason. You sound like you have something against him for some reason.

    Or you’re just a tool.

  14. iknowfootballandyoudont says: Mar 15, 2011 8:46 PM

    But MEmaurice told all the players to save their money.

  15. cliverush says: Mar 15, 2011 8:48 PM

    This is the mentality behind the players reasoning that they are getting screwed. A constant sense of entitlement that many have enjoyed most of their lives. Free clothes, car, food etc. Time for some new blood in the non-union, former union, cry baby union.

  16. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Mar 15, 2011 8:49 PM

    From Twitter “tough guy” to deadbeat in under two weeks.

    Players will fold by summer.

  17. Robert says: Mar 15, 2011 8:50 PM

    Chad Madoff?

  18. nflallyear says: Mar 15, 2011 8:57 PM

    Yet another low class Bungal that will languish in life after football – no other skills and next to no intelligence

  19. litemater95 says: Mar 15, 2011 8:59 PM

    He left his grill from his mouth in the “have a penny take a penny” to pay for it.

  20. thetobygrizwold says: Mar 15, 2011 9:06 PM

    Big deal says Toby Grizwold.

  21. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 15, 2011 9:28 PM

    whodeytn says: Mar 15, 2011 8:41 PM

    “You sound like you have something against him for some reason. ”

    No, there’s a reason alright.
    He’s a 1st Class a-hole.
    What more reason does anybody need?

  22. whodeytn says: Mar 15, 2011 9:38 PM

    @nflallyear: he’s developed himself as a brand and makes more money than you’ll ever see in your entire life. The Bengals may suck but Chad will have a lot of work when he’s done playing football.

  23. enders9 says: Mar 15, 2011 9:42 PM

    joetoronto says: Mar 15, 2011 8:15 PM

    This has has proven yet again that he’s a true deadbeat, a real a-hole.

    Why people try to make him out to be a good guy is beyond me.

    ————————

    The ignorance… you’re full of it.

    Love or hate Chad, he is not a dead beat. Every time he gets a fine, he matches with an equal contribution to a charity. And he does a ton for the fans, whether they are his fans or whether they are Ravens (or any other team) fans. See the very first comment on here, where someone says he took 100 people out to a steak dinner… he does this at the very least monthly, but usually multiple times a month. He also does this for a lot of the away team fans during the season.

    But you’re right, he’s not a good guy at all. A multimillionaire who isn’t greedy and is extremely generous with his money.

  24. tdbragg says: Mar 15, 2011 9:50 PM

    If this was an average Joe on the street , we’d be taken into custody and charged with grand theft . Why ? Because thats what it is . This guy is hands down the most over hyped and over rated player in all of sports . He talks a Hall of Fame game , but when the ball gets kicked off , he’s nowhere to be found . He’s a classic reason why Carson Palmer wants out of Cincinnati . Throw me the ball I can beat this guy , then when the pass comes his way , it was either overthrown or underthrown , according to Chad . With him , its one excuse after another . Bottom line , issue a warrant for his arrest and throw him in jail .You think they would’nt if it was me or you ?

  25. hobartbaker says: Mar 15, 2011 9:56 PM

    Och = Reason the union could only find 10 players in the entire league clean enough to join the Brady Bunch.

  26. Deb says: Mar 15, 2011 10:01 PM

    Why just this weekend, he was announcing that he has at least eight revenue streams and didn’t depend on the NFL as his sole income source. So he shouldn’t have any trouble paying his bills.

  27. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 15, 2011 10:02 PM

    cliverush says: Mar 15, 2011 8:48 PM

    “A constant sense of entitlement that many have enjoyed most of their lives. ”

    You don’t even realize that you just described 90% of the owners to a “T”.

  28. thefiesty1 says: Mar 15, 2011 10:09 PM

    What did he do, just walk out the door? Did he say “don’t you know who I am”? He doesn’t even know his own name.

  29. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Mar 15, 2011 10:17 PM

    Deb says: Mar 15, 2011 10:01 PM

    Why just this weekend, he was announcing that he has at least eight revenue streams and didn’t depend on the NFL as his sole income source. So he shouldn’t have any trouble paying his bills.
    ~~~~

    Lucky for him – if true – because he may not earn a penny from playing this year.

  30. enders9 says: Mar 15, 2011 10:30 PM

    tdbragg says: Mar 15, 2011 9:50 PM

    If this was an average Joe on the street , we’d be taken into custody and charged with grand theft . Why ? Because thats what it is . This guy is hands down the most over hyped and over rated player in all of sports . He talks a Hall of Fame game , but when the ball gets kicked off , he’s nowhere to be found . He’s a classic reason why Carson Palmer wants out of Cincinnati . Throw me the ball I can beat this guy , then when the pass comes his way , it was either overthrown or underthrown , according to Chad . With him , its one excuse after another . Bottom line , issue a warrant for his arrest and throw him in jail .You think they would’nt if it was me or you ?

    —————————

    Yes we would be charged with grand theft if we straight up stole the clothes… as in walking out of the store without paying for them and without an agreement with the store to pay for the clothes at a later date. Chad didn’t do that. So no, if you or me were in Chads shoes right now, we would not be hauled away to jail. The store allowed Chad to walk out without paying for the clothes, with an understanding that Chad would pay for the clothes in the future. Chad hasn’t paid for the clothes yet, so they sued him. This would have been handled in the exact same manner no matter your wealth or social status.

    As far as balls being under or over thrown… try watching a Bengals game. Carson under and over throws everyone constantly. That isn’t an excuse, it’s a reality.

  31. richm2256 says: Mar 15, 2011 10:32 PM

    That store needs to cut dude some slack ….. don’t they know he’s OUT OF WORK??????

  32. aaawall91 says: Mar 15, 2011 11:03 PM

    Amazed at all the people here who obviously know nothing about Chad and see one story with so few details and jump all over him.

  33. Deb says: Mar 15, 2011 11:12 PM

    @palinforpresidentofnorthkorea …

    He was busy distancing himself from the players. As usual, he was looking out for himself.

    You really surprise me. For some reason, I wouldn’t have pegged you to be so doggedly pro-corporate. The owners walked away from the table many times before it came down to the wire. They turned down a proposal weeks ago where players agreed to cut back their percentage of revenues to 2002 levels and dropped their request to look at the books. Players had backed down on most other issues, too, except the 18-game season.

    Everything the owners did leading up to the deadline suggests they wanted a lockout … or at minimum that they were convinced the players would blink. I mean–they spent about two years skimming from TV revenues and funneling the money into a lockout fund that would keep them afloat while they laid off the players without pay. And have you noticed how many brand-new people have registered in the last four-five days just to post pro-owner comments? Come on … that’s no accident.

    What makes you so pro-owner?

  34. str82dvd says: Mar 15, 2011 11:13 PM

    Haha “built himself a brand.” too rich!

  35. cincikid513 says: Mar 15, 2011 11:21 PM

    C’MON MAN!

  36. MichaelEdits says: Mar 16, 2011 12:06 AM

    He’s waiting for the cookie recipe.

  37. CKL says: Mar 16, 2011 12:31 AM

    The 11k just his 50% share for patronizing the store and bringing it his star power. Is it his fault the store refused to negotiate and wanted to keep the merchandise???? :D

  38. j0hnnyv says: Mar 16, 2011 1:13 AM

    Chad has made over $30 million dollars in NFL Salary alone. Add in all of his endorsements(he has a bunch of endorsement deals), he isn’t hurting for money at all. Give this a few days he will make some stupid joke about it and it will be cleared up.

    He’ll probably do a ustream video and tell Neiman Marcus: “Child please”

  39. famucancer says: Mar 16, 2011 6:10 AM

    The AWMs are funny. So full of bitterness and envy, and very small…..you know.

  40. moseszd says: Mar 16, 2011 8:05 AM

    whodeytn says:
    Mar 15, 2011 8:41 PM

    Have you ever even met the guy? He loves the fans, loves playing football and regularly buys dinner for large amounts of random strangers. I also remember him taking a bunch of people to the movies for no reason. You sound like you have something against him for some reason.

    Or you’re just a tool.

    He stole $11,000 worth of clothes. So, like the OP, I don’t care if he, once in a blue moon, does something nice, the fact remains he stole those clothes. And that’s the kind of crap over-privileged, narcissistic d-bags do…

    He’s lucky the store didn’t file theft-by-conversion charges. Something they have almost certainly done to you or I. Because if they did, he’d be Chad OchoFelon.

  41. moseszd says: Mar 16, 2011 8:08 AM

    >i?Deb says:
    Mar 15, 2011 11:12 PM
    @palinforpresidentofnorthkorea …

    He was busy distancing himself from the players. As usual, he was looking out for himself.

    You really surprise me. For some reason, I wouldn’t have pegged you to be so doggedly pro-corporate. The owners walked away from the table many times before it came down to the wire. They turned down a proposal weeks ago where players agreed to cut back their percentage of revenues to 2002 levels and dropped their request to look at the books. Players had backed down on most other issues, too, except the 18-game season.

    None of this is true. The last demand was no-change to revenue sharing, 10-years of books and the 18-game schedule was completely off the table. The only thing agreed to was a rookie wage schedule and the clubs had to take that money and give it to the vets, so it’s not like the owners saved a nickle.

  42. enders9 says: Mar 16, 2011 8:35 AM

    moseszd says: Mar 16, 2011 8:05 AM

    He stole $11,000 worth of clothes. So, like the OP, I don’t care if he, once in a blue moon, does something nice, the fact remains he stole those clothes. And that’s the kind of crap over-privileged, narcissistic d-bags do…

    He’s lucky the store didn’t file theft-by-conversion charges. Something they have almost certainly done to you or I. Because if they did, he’d be Chad OchoFelon.

    ——————

    Except Chad doesn’t do those things “once in a blue moon.” He takes close to 100 random people (chosen by first come first serve) to dinner or to the movies on a monthly basis, and a lot of times he does it more than just once a month. I remember reading an interview with a restaurant owner for a restaurant he did this at, the owner said his total bill amounted to more than the cost of these clothes.

    According to Twitter, it appears he had just forgotten about it, which is believable considering his lifestyle (and that he went and paid it immediately upon hearing about it). This article implies that Chad ignored the lawsuit, but the article it links says that the lawyer for the clothing store tried to serve him papers for the lawsuit and failed both times. Which means Chad never got the papers for the lawsuit. As soon as it was brought to his attention that he owed them money, he immediately went and paid off the debt.

  43. melikefootball says: Mar 16, 2011 9:00 AM

    . Give me give me give me , is the motto of many NFL players, here is the primo example. The NFL players wants the fans to be on there side and feel so sorry for them yet one of there big mouths pulls a stunt as this. Come on now . You hear the players saying they feel the NFL owners don’t respect there ability to look at things in an intelligent way— here you go again what ever his name is this week doesn’t have the responsability to pay for items he wants to have. Where is the INTELLIGENCE factor here?

  44. enders9 says: Mar 16, 2011 9:25 AM

    melikefootball says: Mar 16, 2011 9:00 AM

    . Give me give me give me , is the motto of many NFL players, here is the primo example. The NFL players wants the fans to be on there side and feel so sorry for them yet one of there big mouths pulls a stunt as this. Come on now . You hear the players saying they feel the NFL owners don’t respect there ability to look at things in an intelligent way— here you go again what ever his name is this week doesn’t have the responsability to pay for items he wants to have. Where is the INTELLIGENCE factor here?

    ——————

    This would a relevant post if Chad had anything to do with all the crap going on between the owners and players right now. While Chad is a player, he has had absolutely nothing to do with the negotiations with the owners.

    But speaking of intelligence, that’s a nice way of spelling responsibility.

  45. dukemarc says: Mar 16, 2011 10:36 AM

    Please say it was Deveroes, please say it was Deveroes……

    “Everyone knows, it’s Deveroes!”

  46. richm2256 says: Mar 16, 2011 11:01 AM

    enders9 says:
    .As soon as it was brought to his attention that he owed them money, he immediately went and paid off the debt.
    ————————————————-
    You mean the part where a judge told his lawyer that he was ordering Chad to pay the bill?

    THAT part?

    enders9 says:
    Mar 15, 2011 9:42 PM

    Love or hate Chad, he is not a dead beat
    ————————————————

    Ummm …… you take $11,000 worth of clothes on a promise to pay later, and then later don’t pay your bill.

    Yeah, you’re a deadbeat.

    To all you “Ocho lovers” who defend this jerk by talking about how he takes all these people out to dinner…. if YOU were the owner of that clothing store, would this make you feel any better about getting stiffed by him? Maybe he should take a few less people out “showboat style” and just, you know, pay his bills?

  47. tuckercarlsonisthevoiceofreason says: Mar 16, 2011 11:56 AM

    He was in the changing room when the fire alarm went off, so he had to leave the store while wearing the new clothes. They wouldn’t let him back in, so he went home. When he came back later to get his old clothes, the store couldn’t find them. So he kept the new clothes because they took his old clothes.

  48. enders9 says: Mar 16, 2011 12:00 PM

    richm2256 says: Mar 16, 2011 11:01 AM

    enders9 says:
    .As soon as it was brought to his attention that he owed them money, he immediately went and paid off the debt.
    ————————————————-
    You mean the part where a judge told his lawyer that he was ordering Chad to pay the bill?

    THAT part?

    ———————–

    I have no idea what you’re referring to when you say “you mean the part…” or when you say “THAT part?” Considering nothing you quoted me saying, nor anything else in my post, referred to any “part.”

    Again, considering his lifestyle, it is not hard to believe that he just simply forgot about it and since they weren’t able to get a hold of him, he wasn’t reminded of the debt until the ruling was made and media picked up on it. The guy shops more than most females, and because of who he is he gets a ton of crap for free. He forgot to repay ONE STORE, and as soon as he was reminded of the debt he immediately paid it . So yes, let’s just immediately hang the guy and ignore the fact that this is the first time he has not repaid a store. Out of the hundreds of stores that he has shopped from all around the country, he forgot to pay this ONE.

  49. enders9 says: Mar 16, 2011 12:21 PM

    richm2256 says: Mar 16, 2011 11:01 AM

    Ummm …… you take $11,000 worth of clothes on a promise to pay later, and then later don’t pay your bill.

    Yeah, you’re a deadbeat.

    To all you “Ocho lovers” who defend this jerk by talking about how he takes all these people out to dinner…. if YOU were the owner of that clothing store, would this make you feel any better about getting stiffed by him? Maybe he should take a few less people out “showboat style” and just, you know, pay his bills?

    ———————————

    So to you, one honest mistake wipes out every good thing a person does? And yes, everything points to it being an honest mistake. You must have had a pretty crappy life to only be able to see the bad in a person and completely ignore the good.

    “Showboat style” …… So taking 100 random strangers out to eat on a monthly basis, an act that most people don’t even know about (which is obvious by some of the responses here), is considered showboating? Please feel free to explain how exactly going out of your way to personally interact with 100 random fans is considered showboating. And yes, he does personally interact with every person that shows up. I have read numerous accounts (by restaurant owners, and by people attending) that Chad makes sure that he has talked with everyone that showed up before he leaves the restaurant.

    If I was the owner of the store, would it make me feel better? Probably not. But it would help me to understand that it was an honest mistake, and after getting the money it would keep me from holding any negative feelings towards him. It’s hard to believe that a guy who is as generous with his money as Chad is would just flat out refuse to pay for an 11,000 clothing bill.

  50. Deb says: Mar 16, 2011 1:04 PM

    @moseszd …

    Yes, it was true. I’m not a liar, thank you very much. Mike wrote about that offer made by the players a couple of nights ago. They made it several weeks ago and the owners blew it off. And frankly, I don’t give a damn whether the owners save a nickel. They’re multi-billionaires whose profits have increased every year they’ve owned their teams. They certainly would not pass any savings on to the consumer in the form of lower ticket or PSL prices. The players haven’t been demanding more money–the owners have. They created this entire scenario.

  51. jm91rs says: Mar 18, 2011 9:58 AM

    Deb says: Mar 15, 2011 11:12 PM
    And have you noticed how many brand-new people have registered in the last four-five days just to post pro-owner comments? Come on … that’s no accident.

    —————————————————-

    Are you suggesting the owners have somehow hired people to come on here and support their agenda? Sounds like your conspiracy theory is Union Propaganda right there.

  52. jm91rs says: Mar 18, 2011 10:03 AM

    And people, there’s no debating chad does nice things for people. He probably is a good guy, but when you have the kind of money he has and you refuse to pay for something, then you’ve stolen. And $11,000 to him is a drop in the bucket, but to whatever clothing store he got this from, it’s probably the difference between staying in business and closing up shop.

    You can call it an honest mistake, but this isn’t the first time. He donated a car once, only to change his mind halfway through the charity raffle and give the car to his girlfriend.

    He has a sense of entitlement. You can hear it in every word he says. When he produced on the field people looked the other way on these things, now even those of us in Cincinnati aren’t buying into the drama he brings. I used to love the guy, but maybe it was more for what he did on the field than for his look-at-me “charity” endeavors.

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