Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco had been planning to do some snake wrangling as his next offseason stunt. Instead he’ll turn to alligator wrestling.
And when the lockout is finally over and Ochocinco is ready to return to his primary occupation, he doesn’t believe Carson Palmer will be his quarterback.
Ochocinco told WXIX-TV that in response to Bengals owner Mike Brown saying Ochocinco should focus on football, not snake wrangling, he’s going to go one step further.
“I just one-upped [Brown]: I am going to wrestle alligators,” Ochocinco said, via NFL.com. “Don’t laugh, like I am serious. . . . It’s pretty dangerous, I could lose an arm, lose a leg.”
Whether Ochocinco is actually serious about wrestling alligators, he sounds serious when he says that Palmer won’t be back in Cincinnati.
“There’s this one thing you have to understand about Carson. When a guy that grows a random beard says he’s going to do something, he means it,” Ochocinco said. “Seriously. Seriously, That’s totally out of his character. When someone like that grows a random beard and says he’s going to retire — if he doesn’t mean traded — he means business. And it’s unfortunate, but it is what it is.”
I don’t know how relevant Palmer’s beard is, but Ochocinco sounds like he’s joining his teammates and coaches in coming to terms with the likelihood that Palmer won’t be back. With the possible exception of Mike Brown, just about everyone in Cincinnati seems to view Palmer as a former Bengal.