Next for Ochocinco: Snake wrangling


When Bengals owner Mike Brown said this week that Chad Ochocinco should focus on football, Brown threw in a line that he intended as a joke.

Next maybe he’ll be a snake wrangler and we’ll watch to see if he gets bit,” Brown told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “He’s always up to some stunt. They amuse me in a way. They concern me because let’s face it we want a football player. We aren’t hiring a bull rider, a dancer, a soccer player. We want a football player.”

But now Ochocinco says Brown gave him a great idea when he mentioned snake wrangling. And he’s serious.

“I’ve partnered with Snake Jungle to go out and become the first black #SnakeWrangler thanks to my owner Mike Brown for the great idea,” Ochocinco wrote on Twitter. “I’m going to be a #SnakeWrangler,I got the awesome idea from my owner,catching a Black Mamba and a King Cobra #EPIC . . . Does anyone know these snakes I’m gonna catch,Taipan,Blue Krait,Eastern Brown Snake,Rattle Snake and the Death Adder.”

PFT has confirmed with a source with knowledge of the situation that Ochocinco means it: He has begun looking into taking up snake wrangling, directly in response to Brown’s comments.

We’re not sure specifically what Ochocinco will be doing, but anything that involves him handling venomous snakes on television sounds like a winner. Perhaps we’ll see whether he can hold onto a cobra for longer than he can sit on a bull.

78 responses to “Next for Ochocinco: Snake wrangling

  1. That’s awesome. I like Chad Ocho more and more almost every time I hear something about him. The guy is just awesome.

  2. I’ve always suspected he had, at the very least, a curiosity about snake wrangling, and at the very most, a very accomplished resume in the field.

  3. Hilarious, I’m glad Ocho is doing this. The line about Mike Brown thinking Ochocinco should “focus on football” is downright ridiculous when he was the one that locked the players out. Good for Ochocinco.

  4. This dude is not afraid to go after it. I give him credit, he’s never going to look back on life and say – what if.

  5. If he focused on being a great football player maybe the Bengals could have 2 back to back winning seasons. The guy has talent and he’s wasted it being an unfocused clown.

  6. With all these short stints with various sports, Chad must be filming for television. Maybe the show is called Ocho Cinco catches the Globe??

  7. Who didn’t see this one coming?

    The Cincinatti Bengals are a disgrace to professional sports. Players don’t wanna play for owner or coach and the owner or coach don’t care. So the players are making a fool of themselves. O did forget to mention the string of arrests?

  8. I never quite understood the hate for this guy. He’s not as arrogant or unfunny as Terrell Owens, and not aloof and quitting like Randy Moss. I understand that some people might be off-put by his self-promotion, and the fact that he plays a position where many of his compatriots are prima donnas, but I’ve always found Chad Johnson entertaining (though the name change was stupid).

  9. His passive aggressive attitude towards management is genius… He’s more or less saying get rid of me without actually saying get rid of me..

  10. Early results are not promising. Due to his ineptitude at the art, Och has been bitten by all the snakes he tried to “wrangle”. Eleven of them have died so far as a result.

  11. A bite from a black mamba snake can kill a normal person within 20 minutes. But based on Och’s bull riding time, if the snake bites, he probably has about 30 seconds

  12. Instead of “charming” them with a flute, Och just starts talking to them. They fall asleep within minutes, some of them fatally.

  13. Och’s snake handling routine works best with a group of snakes. Once he starts in rambling about himself, they all turn to each other and utter the reptilian equivalent of “bite me!”.

  14. As a patriot fan I hope the rumors of him joining are not true….Chad seems totaly disinterested in football…

  15. Yep PFT, criticize Ocho for loving attention then turn around and write about every move he makes.. That will teach him a lesson.

    And see, if Kim K didn’t rope herself a sucker…I mean a backeball man, maybe Ocho and her could have a contest to see which one can get the most media attention…I’m sure this site would follow them every step of the way.

  16. To educate himself on the art of handling snakes with wranglers, Och turned to former NFL great Brett Favre.

  17. Och spent hours stalking a diamond backed rattlesnake. Only to have it cleverly pin his head to the ground using a forked stick, then slither off casually to resume it’s daily routine.

  18. and If the talks arent over maybe OCHO can look for Bigfoot at Boggy Creek, no one ever finds it maybe Ocho can

  19. Dude’s funny, I like people who don’t take themselves too seriously.

  20. who cares if he likes the attention. I think it’s hilarious. He sounds like a funny guy and besides, at least he’s not on a dui prowl, or trying to stab or shoot someone, beating a spouse/wife or any other BS these other guys are doing.

    Good for him to live life the way he wants.

  21. According to Ray Lewis, you’re either snake wrangling or killing people.

  22. No way hes serious, at least I hope hes not. When a King Cobra is in a defensive stance it emits a huge hiss not to mention it is a huge snake. Ocho would crap his pants. Black Mambas chase you instead of you chasing them.
    Again hes outta his mind. Good luck with that Chad.

  23. Sweet!
    Bitch all ya want, but atleast he can make news without getting arrested.
    All the Ocho-haters are jealous he creates so much buzz without creating a string of court appearances.
    I want to see Ocho go Heliskiing with the boys from Points North in AK.
    Watch him follow Jeremy Jones down some unnamed deep steeps.
    Come to Squaw and rip KT.

  24. Steve Irwin’s wife donated Och some khaki outfits the Crocodile Hunter won’t be needing anymore, to help in his latest adventure.

  25. Still wearing his bull riding outfit, Och grabbed a lasso and drove 300 head of snake up the Texas Panhandle to the boot factories in Kansas City.

  26. Eh, he’s an okay guy. Living a pretty cool life. At least he isn’t a criminal. But in the end all anyone will care about is how many Superbowl rings he has. Which will probably be zero.

  27. ronswansonsdinner says: May 25, 2011 7:44 PM

    Bet he can catch a snake better than he can catch a football.


    His 10,000+ yards in 10 seasons is loling at this comment

  28. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 25, 2011 7:09 PM

    Who didn’t see this one coming?

    The Cincinatti Bengals are a disgrace to professional sports. Players don’t wanna play for owner or coach and the owner or coach don’t care. So the players are making a fool of themselves. O did forget to mention the string of arrests?


    There have been a ton of arrests of players during this lockout. Please inform us all how many of those arrests have been of Bengal players?

    Or are you referring to 4-5 years ago? If so, lolu.

  29. I never realized how many NFL fans have the mentality of an 8 year old that actually thinks the class clown is funny with all his attention begging antics.

  30. hopefully he starts soon, so we never have to hear another story that isnt an obituary

  31. Among all the other interesting attributes, this guy has a wicked sense of humor, too. Who woulda thunk?

  32. What can Ocho do next?

    Demolition Derby racer? Nah.
    Snake Canyon Jumper? No way!
    Monster Truck driver? Maybe
    Tornado chaser? Nah…
    Circus Clown shot from Canon? Yeah!

  33. Mike Browns was reportedly shopping for WINGSUITS. When he was reportedly asked what size, he allegedly said, “do you have this in an Ochocinco?”

  34. thegonz13 says: May 26, 2011 6:17 AM

    Anything to make sure the media talks about him…


    Chad is just living his life. The media talks about him because Chad has a ton of fans and a ton of haters. And whether a fan or a hater, they are all interested in what he is doing, which will generate a ton of hits for the media website.

    If you don’t want to hear about Chad, stop clicking on links that have the name “Ochocinco” in them.

  35. hawkeye6 says: May 25, 2011 7:19 PM

    “You guys realize he does this all for charity, right?”

    I always thought he did it to keep the spotlight on himself… “Hey, look at meeee!”

  36. Is there a record somewhere of how many lame attempts at humor a single poster can cram into one thread?

    hobartbaker, your feeble attempts at getting attention are beginning to translate into desperation.

  37. Loving it. Keep up the entertaining work OCHO. He’s not talking about slaves or 9/11 conspiracies or date rape or holdouts or DUIs… He’s doing what he’s supposed to do – entertain. If you don’t like it, watch baseball.

  38. Herpetology is nothing to play with, especially when it comes to venomous snakes. I caught an eastern diamondback rattlesnake in 96 in Mississippi, but I had been catching snakes for years in Ohio (though they weren’t venomous). I caught a sand viper in Kuwait in ’06.

    Venomous snakes, especially those that he named are not to be messed with by the casual person. The snakes he named are among the most venomous snakes in the entire world. I hope he is joking. Bull riding has nothing on this. I don’t mind Chad having fun, but Chad needs to leave this one as a joke.

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