Chad Ochocinco doesn’t expect to be back with the Cincinnati Bengals this year. And he says a lack of support from coach Marvin Lewis is the reason.
In a series of messages on Twitter, Ochocinco said that he felt that he was always loyal to Lewis, and was bothered by Lewis’s recent criticism.
“I love Cincy,but coach Lewis is mean to me now so I think I am gone,” Ochocinco tweeted. “He has gone over board to publicly chastize the one guy who loves him i’m so hurt. . . . y’all ever lost somebody you felt was close to u but they flip on you without giving u the script.Marvin Lewis hurt my feelings.”
Ochocinco also stood up for quarterback Carson Palmer who has indicated that he’ll retire before he’ll play for the Bengals again.
“Carson Palmer is an elite QB and always will be!!” Ochocinco wrote. “He’s not a quitter he’s fustrated as i was.”
The Bengals have insisted that they won’t let Palmer go, and that they want him back this year. They’ve made no such public proclamations about wanting Ochocinco to stick around.