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.

21 responses to “Ochocinco gets his same pay for 2011

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. @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

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.”
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    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.
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    And Dillon.

  11. 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.

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