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Ochocinco gets his same pay for 2011

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The Bengals’ decision to trade receiver Chad Ochocinco likely was influenced by a base salary of $6 million that he was due to earn in 2011.

In New England, Ochocinco will still get $6 million this year, via a combination of salary and bonuses, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

The contract was extended for two more years.  Details regarding compensation in 2012 and 2013, and regarding the compensation the Bengals received for Ochocinco, are not yet available.

Perhaps the biggest question is how much of that money he’ll have to give to Aaron Hernandez in order to avoid having to apply “Ochocinco” above a number other than 85.

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21 Responses to “Ochocinco gets his same pay for 2011”
  1. axespray says: Jul 28, 2011 6:31 PM

    Patriots got Albert and Ocho…

    Jet’s move….

  2. sdw2001 says: Jul 28, 2011 6:32 PM

    Cha-ching.

  3. mrnumbe says: Jul 28, 2011 6:33 PM

    I beg that Hernandez demands AT LEAST $5.000.000 for that number!

    If for nothing else, then to see BB’s reaction to Ocho’s twitterfeed!

  4. chrisco05 says: Jul 28, 2011 6:35 PM

    Jets > Patriots…?

    CHILD PLEASE

  5. thomasreilly says: Jul 28, 2011 6:36 PM

    Hernandez has sooooooooo much leverage! I would hold out for a ton of money!

  6. Patriot42 says: Jul 28, 2011 6:38 PM

    Can this guy keep quiet enough for Belichick?

  7. offsideburns says: Jul 28, 2011 6:39 PM

    i’m sure Bill added a clause that he must change his name back to Chad Johnson. And he’ll wear whatever # he’s told to wear.

  8. crackbubba says: Jul 28, 2011 6:41 PM

    So let me get this straight, if someone wants out they have to complain, then wait another year or 2 to finally get out. I always knew Mike Brown was full of crap.

  9. ntr0py says: Jul 28, 2011 6:55 PM

    I’m a big Patriots fan, and a big BB fan, but paying $6M/year for ochocinco is my least favorite BB move ever. I have no problem with the player, but its unreasonable to expect $6M in value at his age.

  10. chipwade says: Jul 28, 2011 6:59 PM

    So after saying that the Bengals won’t reward players who don’t fulfill their contractual obligations with a trade, they trade 85? The Bengals are a garbage organization.

  11. quizguy66 says: Jul 28, 2011 7:10 PM

    @crackbubba yep, that’s part of the Mike Brown code -they’ll trade you away…in good time…when you quiet down enough. Nobody told Carson about this. Similar think happened with Boomer years back.

    -QG

  12. stevincinci says: Jul 28, 2011 7:14 PM

    Who gives a rats a$$ about his number? I’m sure he doesn’t. He’s just glad to be a Patriot. IMO he will surprise the haters and be a pro bowler with Brady throwing to him.

  13. janvanflac says: Jul 28, 2011 7:16 PM

    maybe he’ll just have to change his name to ochosiete or ochoocho or whatever is available.

  14. patsandsox says: Jul 28, 2011 7:20 PM

    The Bengals could have gotten alot for trading Palmer after seeing what the Eagles got for the unproven Kolb. I do not understand the logic of trading Ocho but sitting on Palmer?

  15. jebdamone says: Jul 28, 2011 7:21 PM

    ntr0py says: Jul 28, 2011 6:55 PM

    “I’m a big Patriots fan, and a big BB fan, but paying $6M/year for ochocinco is my least favorite BB move ever. I have no problem with the player, but its unreasonable to expect $6M in value at his age.”
    ————————————————————

    i’m not a huge pats fan but i was thinking the opposite. at 6m for a couple of years i think this is potentially a very good move for both parties. im surprised that ocho isn’t making more.

  16. mikel119 says: Jul 28, 2011 7:42 PM

    old. slow. and mouthy…a j green and about 15 recevers on the team is way brown got rid of him…O YEA and browns favort toy money.

  17. mrtampa says: Jul 28, 2011 8:33 PM

    Who’s next T.O. or Randy?

  18. CKL says: Jul 28, 2011 8:46 PM

    quizguy66 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 7:10 PM
    @crackbubba yep, that’s part of the Mike Brown code -they’ll trade you away…in good time…when you quiet down enough. Nobody told Carson about this. Similar think happened with Boomer years back.
    _________________________
    And Dillon.

  19. pondbridge says: Jul 29, 2011 12:42 AM

    The full value of the deal is not known yet. If the Pats’ 6 mil. is partially contingent, its not the same as the Cincy deal. BB knows the value of positions, and was willing to pay Moss high in the day. Watch Welker bounce back with the addition of Chad.

  20. shotgunchipmunk says: Jul 29, 2011 1:11 AM

    Always been a fan of Ocho. Sad he’s leaving the Bengals, but at least at least Foxborough is closer.

  21. childressrulz says: Jul 29, 2011 7:14 PM

    Hang it up New England. These are the worst personnel moves I’ve seen this year.

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