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Chad Ochocinco flies Twitter fan to Pats game

Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:07 pm
 
Ocho and the Pats hooked a Twitter follower up. (Twitter.com)
By Will Brinson

Two weeks ago, we talked to Chad Ochocinco about a number of different things. One was how he stayed so popular on Twitter in an increasingly saturated social media market.

"Nah, no strategy," Ochocinco said at the time. "Just having no filter. No filter is what makes it what it is."

Ochocinco's latest unfiltered move is just bananas though: he flew one of his Twitter followers to Foxboro for the New England/Denver Divisional Round tilt on Sunday.

The fan, a college student named Victor Gonzalez,

"Been tweeting you for two years and have not ever gotten a response," Gonzalez tweeted at Ocho recently.

"Damn 2 years? My bad," Ocho replied. "Want to come to the game saturday?"

Victor couldn't, because he lives in Florida, so he joked with Chad about flying him to the game. Which, naturally Chad did. What resulted was easily the experience of Victor's young life, as he went out to dinner with Ochocinco, toured Gillette Stadium and picked up a ton of swag from the Patriots store (see: above).

Ocho's gotten ripped at times this year because of his low production, and plenty of people lament his off-field behavior at times, but, man, it's hard to stay too angry at a guy who's this in touch with his fans.

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Comments

Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2012 9:03 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco flies Twitter fan to Pats game

Now I know Chad Johnson and Tim Tebow don't have much in common on the field. But they may have a little bit more in common off the field than people think. If only more Pro players acted off the field more like these two.



Since: Dec 1, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2012 12:09 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco flies Twitter fan to Pats game

Maybe this great karmatic move will lead to a playoff catch for 85, ok maybe not but still a nice move.



Since: Jan 9, 2012
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:48 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco flies Twitter fan to Pats game

Atta. boy for Chad , Good guy !!



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:43 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco flies Twitter fan to Pats game

I've gotta give some props to Chad Johnson for this (I still can't bring myself to call him Ochocinco).


It's very classy & it's great to see him in touch w/ his fans in this day when so many NFL players are out of touch w/ reality.


Go 85!
    



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 7:38 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco flies Twitter fan to Pats game

I agree. What seperates chad fro the entire NFL is things like this..Im not a fan of any of his teams, and usually do not like cocky a holes..Im a cowboy fan, still dont like TO, that much..But chad is different. I have so much respect for that guy, he can be as cocky as he wants, he can be the best receiver in the league, or the worst, it does not matter. He keeps being real no matter what..Good deal bro..Mucho respect for 85..



Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2012 5:23 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco flies Twitter fan to Pats game

Ditto... makes you wish more big $$$$ players were like that, or at least you heard more about it.  Rather than how they mess up.



Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:51 pm
 

Chad Ochocinco flies Twitter fan to Pats game

Not a big Ochocinco fan, but this was pretty cool to do for a fan. 


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