One thing is for certain, Chad Ochocinco is staying busy during the NFL lockout.
The NFL receiver has entered into a contract to ride a bull during intermission of the Lucas Oil Invitational on Saturday at the Gwinnett Arena.
Ochocinco will attempt to ride the bull for eight seconds. He will receive $10,000, a Ford F-150 truck and a chance to rename the bull if he has a successful ride.
The 10-year NFL veteran and six-time Pro Bowler, had a tryout with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer in
Ochocinco, who has been working out in Atlanta and running the track at the Marist School, started tweeting about riding a bull on twitter.com. Professional Bull Riders executive Sean Gleason issued him a challenge.
“(He’s) a gifted athlete, but bull riding is a much different sport and climbing on the back of a bull in the chutes takes a little more than Twitter confidence, let alone calling for the gate (to open),” Gleason said.
“Working out my bull riding contract,” Ochocinco tweeted on Wednesday.
The two-day event has 40 professional bull riders set to ride on Friday night.
The top riders will advance to the Saturday show which starts at 7 p.m.
Ochocinco will practice riding a bull on Friday and attend the event. Ty Murray, a nine-time world champion and Professional Bull Riding co-founder, has been assigned as Ochocinco’s personal coach.
“@TyPBR I’ll be in Duluth,GA. on Friday boss man,” Ochocinco tweeted to Murray on Wednesday.
The event will be televised on Versus at 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information on the PBR, go to www.pbr.com.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog