*A lot of folks would say Chad Ochocinco is full of bull. Now it seems the NFL wide receiver wants to ride one. Via some tweets yesterday, the athlete carried on a conversation about attempting to ride a bull on Friday night in the Atlanta area. But it’s hard to tell what he means and if he’s serious.
“I’ll be in Duluth, Ga. on Friday boss man.” He addressed that to Professional Bull Riders (PBR) co-founder and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer Ty Murray, who had encouraged him a day earlier to give it a try.
“Working out my bullriding contract.”
Sean Gleason, chief operating officer of the PBR, tweeted this Wednesday: “@ochocinco confirmed for bull ride in Atlanta! Details forthcoming.”
After Ochocinco’s posting about challenging bull riding star Valdiron de Oliveira earlier this week, PBR responded with a challenge on Tuesday.
According to a press release, the terms for the challenge was if the football player attempts to ride the bull, the PBR will give him $10,000. If he rides the bull for the required eight seconds, they will give him a new Ford F-150 truck and allow him to permanently name the bull anything he desires.
But if he doesn’t show, PBR will rename the bull “#58 No Show Cinco.” The number is actually his number backward. Since the challenge has been made, he’s been getting some comedic reactions from his peers.
Daniel Schmidt tweeted, “@ochocinco you gonna get #dominated by a bull, probably end your career. no worries, no #superbowls coming for cinci anytime soon #gopackers.”
Bryce Adams tweeted, “@ochocinco good luck on the bull. Last year at ty murray invite I saw a dude bucked off into the shoots.”