Chad Ochocinco (Ken LaRock, Wikimedia Commons)
The New England Patriots have done what?
That is the question all over the world wide web and twitter today.
Hours after acquiring controversial defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth from the Washington Redskins yesterday, Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick acquired controversial wide receiver Chad Ochocinco from the Cincinnati Bengals for a fifth round pick in 2012 and a sixth round pick in 2013.
Ochcocinco played ten years with the Bengals and holds the team records for 66 career touchdown receptions, 10,783 career receiving yards and the most receiving yards in a season with 1,440 that was set in 2007. He also represented the AFC six times in the Pro Bowl.
One reason why Ochocinco is controversial is because he participates in questionable touchdown celebrations, and has never been afraid to express his opinions on twitter. How long will it take Belichick to ban that Ochocinco pastime?
For those interested, ocho cinco means 85 (Chad Ochocinco’s number) in Spanish.
In another NFL trade, the Chicago Bears have traded tight end Greg Olsen to the Carolina Panthers for a third round pick in 2012.