Chad Ochocinco is looking for a new home field now that he’s been cut by the New England Patriots.
ESPN.com reports that after spending much of Thursday trying to trade Chad, the team just had to drop him after having no takers.
The Patriots tried to shore up trade offers until nearly 4 p.m., which was the deadline. Although there were conversations with other teams, none of them were interested enough to extended the Patriots an offer for Chad.
Chad didn’t have a problem performing on the field as the Patriots’ wide receiver, but he did have some trouble adapting to the team’s way of doing things. He had to be a little more humble and not call as much attention to himself. Last season he got paid nearly $6 million from the team, but this year he lowered his minimum pay rate to $925,000. That’s much lower than the $3 million he was supposed to earn.
According to BleacherReport.com, Chad’s dismissal was the second cut for the Patriots in as many weeks as the team also dropped Anthony Gonzalez.
While he didn’t admit to being cut at first, Chad eventually came clean about it and thanked the Patriots for taking him on. "Thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play for the "Patriot" organization," Chad tweeted. "Fans were f*#king wicked awesome, I wish all of you the best."
The NFL baller also changed his profile to reflect his current job status as his Twitter bio now reads "UNEMPLOYED BLACK GUY."
Chad’s fiancee Evelyn Lozada seems to be standing by her man in the face of this disappointing news. "Aww baby got cut @ochocinco I got your back! I’m the bread winner now, which means I make the rules! #Boom," she playfully tweeted. "I LOVE U!"
But to hear one sports analyst tell it, Chad had this coming.
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