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Ochocinco goes off on ESPN's Colin Cowherd via Twitter (with update)

Mar 9, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

Quite a commotion over at Chad Ochocinco’s Twitter page right now, as the Bengals’ receiver is delivering a series of broadsides at ESPN radio guy Colin Cowherd, which are both fun and informative. First, who knew that NFL players listen to Colin Cowherd? Second, it’s kind of refreshing to see something on Ocho’s Twitter page that isn’t totally self serving and/or a marketing device. The young man seems genuinely irked over something Cowherd said during his show today … apparently concerning NFL players and irresponsibility. I don’t have the audio yet, but here’s what I’ve been able to piece together on Twitter.
UPDATE: Cowherd audio following the jump.


UPDATE: Here’s the audio.
Evidently, Cowherd said something to the effect of ‘70% of NFL and NBA players are broke within 5 years of retirement,’ and used Ochocinco’s name as part of his point. Random tweet:

* lol @OGOchoCinco getting salty cause @ESPN_Colin (Colin Cowherd) made some true statements about athletes that blow money & end up broke

Ochocinco responded with a barrage of Twitter posts, among them:

* @espn_colin you look like an extra from the movie LORD OF THE RINGS, get your lisp fixed before you do your next show ! about 1 hours ago via Swift

* @espn__michelle tell your lil fake Ryan Seacrest never made it in life so I am gonna judge everybody who does what I couldn’t do to shutup! about 1 hours ago via Swift

* I guess Colin won’t be happy till I get a DUI, arrested, well hell maybe I should get accused of rape, maybe that’ll make him STFU!!!! about 1 hours ago via Swift

* Colin Coward with all the negative going on with athletes how do u find a way to lump me n yo show just say I don’t like this black guy!! about 1 hours ago via Swift

Wow. Was dragging Ben Roethlisberger into this really necessary? Or course, there was also this:

* @tyrabanks Tyra where are you, i misplaced your number, hit me on my Latin line. about 3 hours ago via web

Now that’s the Ochocinco we all know and love.
Cowherd, for those who aren’t familiar, has a late morning show on ESPN Radio and ESPNU, and is also the co-host of the ESPN2 TV show SportsNation. All quiet on his Twitter account right now; of course, he’s probably on the air.

  1. Chuck - Mar 9, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    I listened to Cowherd today and agree in general with what he had to say. Maybe Ochocinco has done some great saving during his years and won’t have to worry about retirement (let’s hope that’s the case), however it doesn’t bode well when you see him spending extravagantly on automobiles that get 5 mpg. Then you gotta wonder if what Cowherd was saying is right.

  2. jk3 - Mar 9, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    @espn__michelle tell your lil fake Ryan Seacrest never made it in life so I am gonna judge everybody who does what I couldn’t do to shutup!
    I love sports, but even I say athletes get paid way too much money to do what they do. If it wasn’t for football Mr. Ochocinco, or ochenta y cinco, more than likely would have never been successful at anything himself, which this comment has nothing to do with race, just in case anybody wanted to use that overplayed card. Just saying cause he continuously portrays himself as a self-absorbed idiot jackass.

  3. Barry Allen - Mar 9, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    I heard what Cowherd said, the guy is a tool. He never talks about sports, just his favorite airport, TV ratings and his marital difficulties! Listen to the guy for 10 minutes and you will notice, he knows nothing about any sport except college football and even that knowledge is limited. Ocho is right to call him out on this one, but if he listened more, he could probably call Cowherd out every day. How ESPN keeps him on the payroll I’ll never know. Here’s an idea Cowherd, college hoops is in the news now, (duh) how about talking about that for a while?

  4. Dee Mirich and the Supremes - Mar 9, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    Any way they could both be carried off by condors?

  5. Schmoopy - Mar 9, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    By the way, I have no doubt Ocho is somehow involved in promoting EXTENZE

  6. kneey - Mar 9, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    So true of athletes. They spend money like there is no tomorrow. Ochocinco is in the financial mold of Tyson, Antoine Walker, Lawrence Taylor, Evander Holyfield,

  7. KBZNIG - Mar 9, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    Dan Patrick and Jim Rome are 10x better, people should only be listening to this clown during commercials of the DPshow or the Jungle

  8. rome_sucks - Mar 23, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    I believed what you said until you mentioned the human tool rome. That guy as a bigger asshat than cowturd!