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Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

Posted on: May 14, 2011 9:39 pm
Edited on: May 14, 2011 11:46 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

NFL receiver Chad Ochocinco backed up his promise to ride a 1,500-pound bull on the Professional Bull Riders circuit Saturday night, earning $10,000 for making it out of the chute atop Deja Blu.

Ocho "only" lasted 1.5 seconds though. Actually, 1.5 seconds on a real, live bull is pretty good. But don't expect to see Ocho hopping back in the saddle.

"One and done," he said.

Ochocinco acknowledged that the Bengals probably weren't pleased that he was risking a career-threatening injury.

"I'm sure my coach was probably (upset)," Ochocinco said. "I mean, I would be, too. I'm sure the NFL is (upset), but I don't follow their rules anyway."



Ty Murray, a former world champion rider and a PBR director, coached Ochocinco the last two days at the Gwinnett Arena in hopes of preparing him for the powerful force of a bucking bull.

Murray compared the experience to a first-time skier attempting to navigate a run from the top of the French Alps.

"We practiced several crash scenarios today," Murray said. "He's a phenomenal athlete, he's very easy to teach because he's so athletic and aware of his body. But what he did was monumental and to try and ride a bull for 8 seconds with his lack of experience is impossible."

The decision to ride the bull was the latest publicity stunt in Ocho's offseason but he discounted it being any more dangerous than anything else he does in the workplace.

"No, every down is a risk to my career," he said. "Every time I wake up in the morning there's a risk to life in general. You never know what's going to happen. One of the things about me is I'm extremely interesting, I'm unpredictable and I am willing to do anything."

Ain't that the truth.

Photos below courtesy of the fine folks at Bull Stock Media.







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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:55 am
 

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Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: May 16, 2011 7:31 pm
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

all of you folks saying he is an idiot or a sideshow clown need to lighten up. Oh I forgot, sports is the most important part of your life, so if someone doesn't take it as seriously as you, we should crucify them
Finsfreak:    Let's not get carried away with taking it to the extreme of sports being the most important part of our life.  It has nothing to do with that at all.  My point is that Chad is a loud mouthed, obnoxious, attention seeker.   Guys like Chad Johnson are just annoying.  The entertainment that athletes bring are just that...entertainment.  I don't care what any of them do outside of the game, unless it's for the good of the community.  How about giving the press to guys that are making a difference for under privileged youth or spending time working on flood ravaged communities.   That's what is important Finsfreak...not some jackass making a public spectacle of himself claiming it was on his bucket list.  This kind of publicity isn't what makes him money.  Catching touchdown passes, being a leader for his team and winning games is what makes him money...none of those are his strong suit either.   Maybe he should stick to bull riding and roller derby.  He's a clown.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2011 10:21 am
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

I can only assume that the time a rider is still considered "riding the bull" is if a piece of his body is still touching the bull because he was falling off the moment the gate opened, I didn't see 1.5 seconds of riding if riding were considered actually sitting on top of the bull, but props for having the guts to give it a try and coming out unscathed.



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: May 16, 2011 10:10 am
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

Yeah that was Joe Horn.  Gotcha.



Since: Oct 7, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2011 8:38 am
 

Ochocinco thrown from bull in 1.5 seconds

CO still makes me laugh....why not ride a bull? He's got enough money even if he did get injured anyway....all of you folks saying he is an idiot or a sideshow clown need to lighten up. Oh I forgot, sports is the most important part of your life, so if someone doesn't take it as seriously as you, we should crucify them. Got it. I should change my outlook and make my new mission in life to seek and destroy those athletes that attempt to have fun or create publicity, which, you know, is what makes them money.


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