In slow news periods like this, we find ourselves looking back to our old reliables a little more often than we might in busier times.
There haven’t been many players more reliable for our purposes than Chad Ochocinco. The Dolphins wide receiver might not have delivered during his year in New England, but he’s finding a way to remain on our pages when most of the league is on vacation. That does a better job of explaining why he’s on the HBO-bound Dolphins than anything he did on the football field in 2011.
Ocho, or Chad Johnson as he’s resumed calling himself on Twitter and other places that aren’t the Dolphins roster, decided to give NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a little advance notice about some money flowing into the league offices this season.
We’re assuming that Ochocinco is planning on scoring a lot of touchdowns and following them up with elaborate celebrations as opposed to doing any of the other things that get you fined in the NFL. There have probably been safer assumptions, but that’ll be the one we work with until further notice.