In yet another publicity stunt for a player who has a seemingly limitless ability to get his name in the news, Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has mailed a care package to some of the defensive players he’ll be facing on Sunday.
Ochocinco said today that he sent gift baskets containing deodorant to the Ravens’ secondary and to linebackers Terrell Suggs and Ray Lewis.
“I not only sent them gift baskets, but I sent them something they could use so they don’t sweat,” Ochocinco said on 105.7 FM, via the Baltimore Sun.
The “gift” is reminiscent of the time in 2004 when Ochocinco (then named Chad Johnson) sent a bottle of Pepto Bismol to the Cleveland Browns’ secondary. That didn’t work out very well; as he caught just three passes in the ensuing game, a 34-17 loss to the Browns.
A three-catch effort from Ochocinco on Sunday would be a major disappointment: He’s having a big year, leading the Bengals with 39 catches for 573 yards and five touchdowns. In the Bengals’ Week 5 win over the Ravens, Ochocinco caught seven passes for 94 yards.