In a firestorm of rumors that began swirling between Twitter, the New Englad Patriots, and ESPN on Thursday, Chad Ochocinco was released from his team. He then tweeted about it.
Apparently the Patriots have been trying to trade Ochocinco unsuccessfully, and with no offers rolling in, they dumped him. First reports yesterday were that he showed up to practice only to leave fifteen minutes later; ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that he simply left for a doctor’s appointment. That, however, raised some eyebrows, and with good reason. Not long after, Schefter tweeted the news that OC had indeed been released.
Ochocinco sent out a pretty telling tweet yesterday afternoon, leaving fans to glean from it what they wanted:
Soon after, he posted about his departure from the team:
But the wide receiver doesn’t seem to be taking his new unemployment status too hard. He fielded questions from fans on Twitter and accepted condolences with grace, saying he would be fine.
He even posted a pic of himself trying to hitch a ride with his suitcase and changed his Twitter status to “Unemployed Black Guy”. But something tells me Ochocinco has nothing to worry about. A free agent status means he is unrestricted, and he could use it to his great advantage.