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Chad Ochocinco’s daughter suspended for sassing

AP photo

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NFL player Chad Ochocinco makes nary a move without tweeting about it and posting it on Facebook. So naturally, when his daughter got into trouble at school, it became social media fodder for him.

“My daughter was just suspended from school this morning for a day for a slick comment,” the athlete posted Thursday morning. “I don’t think is worthy of a suspension. You decide.”

Here’s the exchange:

Teacher: “Why are you late?”

My daughter: “Why does it matter? You still get paid, right?”

Ochocinco has four children and it’s not clear which one had to eat a  bar of soap. The comment attracted more than 54,000 “likes” and more than 17,000 comments.

“This is detention worthy not suspension,” #85 complained to the nearly 2 million people who subscribe to his Facebook updates.

What do you think?

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

212 comments Add your comment

Really Chad?

January 5th, 2012
11:01 am

By him saying it was not suspension worthy (which, honestly, I don’t think it is either), he is showing her that he is okay with that behavior. I don’t agree with the way he’s handling it.

jodie

January 5th, 2012
12:04 pm

chad is right they not teaching these kids anyway they have teach themselves now days i live in atl

Seriously?

January 5th, 2012
12:28 pm

If you read the entire article, he is not saying her behavior is okay. He said he thinks its detention worthy not suspension. Sometimes schools go to far with silly things when they should concentrate on TEACHING. I think the suspension came from the teacher’s embarrassment, but how embarrassed are the teachers for sending out our kids into the world unprepared because they are more focused on foolishness.

Janice

January 5th, 2012
1:34 pm

That’s the problem today, Parents think what their child does or says is never really that bad, she should have been suspended, the comment was rude and disrespectful, kids today have too much power! andimjustsaying!

Chrissy crossley

January 5th, 2012
2:13 pm

The issue here is the fact that she would talk like that to a teacher ,
Not her suspension DAD………. Get your priorities straight!

Chrissy crossley

January 5th, 2012
2:23 pm

…. And I read the entire post……. And again
Wrong thing to be worrying about….. He should have never
Even posted the issue……. He should be embarassed!

jennifer from Decatur

January 5th, 2012
3:42 pm

If I were the teacher, I would have issued detention, with a phone call home. Maybe she issued the suspension because of one of a few reasons; 1, daughter of famous baseball player, so gotta be really strict; 2, already had a stressful day and took it out on kid; 3, she had been embarassed, and needed to show she was authority; 4, any or all of the above. Your guess is as good as mine. Regardless, she is the authority of the classroom; she did not beat the girl, just laid down the law as she saw fit. Therefore, deal with it like a dad, Chad!

blkshepherd

January 5th, 2012
4:16 pm

Clearly this dad is an idoit. It’s no wonder his daughter has the same I dont care attitude. Well when she comes home pregnant one day I hope he dismisses that as nothing as well.

abacus2

January 5th, 2012
6:56 pm

Maybe this wasn’t the first instance. If detention doesn’t work, suspension is the next step. My child would have difficulty sitting down if she’d been that disrespectful to a teacher. And I’d also want to know why she was late!

howcheezy

January 5th, 2012
6:58 pm

It’s too bad that teacher didn’t have the legal authority so slap that little smart mouthed trollop across her mouth.

jesse

January 5th, 2012
6:59 pm

whats next we have to much goning 4 mess like this

Derrick Black

January 5th, 2012
7:01 pm

I get it because he is an athlete he is not human! Millions of kids everyday do things that are much worse in school and or class and just get a parent teacher conference. People get a grip the CHILD just had a smart remark!

Fred

January 5th, 2012
7:02 pm

You go girl. Teachers LOVE to use their positions of power to try to humiliate children. The girl was late because she was LATE. Kids don’t rule what their parents do and how they get to school. Was the child supposed to say, “I’m late because mommy and daddy were fighting.” Say that then the teacher gets a payday for reporting it to gossip magazines. It’s not the damn teachers place to ask why a child is late, it’s the administration’s. A day of suspension is over the top.

Val

January 5th, 2012
7:04 pm

Maybe there were other incidents that occured in the past.

KAREN

January 5th, 2012
7:07 pm

Suspension really ? What is she really going to learn at home ?….I can understand after school suspension or maybe extra work or even in school suspension. But, to get sent home for a day is helping who?

sir

January 5th, 2012
7:08 pm

Fred, u r a damn fool…idiot!

Ball Fan

January 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

His response is typical of some parents today. It’s why some in America have the problems we have because children are not taught what behavior is acceptable and what is not. It’s why this latest generation disrespect their elders, the police, teachers or anyone in authority. In our days, teachers had parents backing them up. Now days, especially inner city schools, you have kids beating each other, attacking each other, attacking teachers. Why do you think people have moved to the suburbs or private schools? I mean really, he changed his name to a number in Spanish. look how well he taught his kids respect and manners.

Fred

January 5th, 2012
7:09 pm

abacus2

January 5th, 2012
6:56 pm

Maybe this wasn’t the first instance. If detention doesn’t work, suspension is the next step. My child would have difficulty sitting down if she’d been that disrespectful to a teacher. And I’d also want to know why she was late!
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WHY? Would you NOT know why your child was late? He was born is 1978, he’s that makes him what, 33? How old could his girls possibly be? I doubt they drive themselves to school you freaking moron. I think his oldest is 13. Like a 13 year old child really has control of when they get to school.

I see stupid people……..

Fred

January 5th, 2012
7:11 pm

sir

January 5th, 2012
7:08 pm

Fred, u r a damn fool…idiot!
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And you are functionally illiterate. You must be the girl’s teacher.

Stephanie

January 5th, 2012
7:13 pm

Trust me….with my experience seeing kids in a classroom in many, many schools across the country…a young lady who would reply to a teacher in such a way is NOT a stranger to detention, suspension or whatever other disciplinary actions the school has in place. I understand the response of some who think the punishment was harsh. When dealing with repeat offenders (which I’m sure she is) you really have to go there to make a point. In other words, keep your sassing, smart a## mouth at home where your parents may think it’s cute. When you are ready to return and conduct yourself like a student AND a young lady, come back to school.

TalkingSmartIsOkay

January 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

Well sure let her say WHATEVER SHE WANTS TO THE TEACHER. Why not? She is within her rights. After all she is Ochocinco’s daughter. Facts missing: Was it the first time she was nasty? Is it okay for her to be habitually late? Is it okay for her to not do other work? Was it supposed to be a feel good moment or not good to damage her self esteem? Is Ochocinco involved in her education (volunteering, field trips, etc? For those of us who actually teach and have been made scapegoats for every behavioral, mental, and academic problem that students bring our way, let them eat cake! Let them do what they want to! That’s why academics are slipping, there is no discipline, there are no expectations and neither parents nor students are held accountable. And for any devil’s advocates out there who say find something else to do, I am working on it…

Fred

January 5th, 2012
7:16 pm

@Stephanie: So what is the point in trying to humiliate the child in front of the classroom? You mean the little girl drives herself to school everyday? Ya reckon she stopped of for a beer or something?

When YOU are able to conduct YOURSELF like an ADULT, a TEACHER and a PROFESIONAL, then YOU come back to school. Otherwise stay home.

tim

January 5th, 2012
7:16 pm

chad is a loser and so is his daughter

Ball Fan

January 5th, 2012
7:16 pm

He shows the same respect he taught his kids. In our days, I WANTED to take whatever punishment the school could dish out, without them calling my parents, especially. If my parents were called, life as I knew it was OVER! We were taught to respect our teachers or any other person with respect. We didn’t sleep with our teachers, we were graded on our behavior, we were taught English and U.S History and penmanship. Plus our parents showed up for Parent/Teacher conferences and our parents were called for anything the teachers felt they needed to know. Result: I have never been fingerprinted other than for a Security Check. i have never had to call someone to post my bail. I have a job and pay taxes and I have taught morals and ethics to my children.

Fred

January 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

So talkingsmartisok, you ARE a teacher. Please tell me how a 13 year old CHILD is responsible for how and when they get to school and why it is YOUR god given right to humiliate this child for something they have NO control over. I’m all ears………. well actually all eyes as this is a written blog………

NCAA Critic

January 5th, 2012
7:18 pm

When one intentionally provokes a person through blatant disrespect, he/she becomes at risk for suffering more punishment than one might have counted on receiving. Chad (my IQ is) Ochocinco is also inflaming the situation by calling his daughter’s comment “slick”. I guess the diva gene is autosomal dominant.

Teach

January 5th, 2012
7:19 pm

Enter your comments here

Ball Fan

January 5th, 2012
7:20 pm

Fred, what decade were you born in?

howcheezy

January 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

Vomited forth by the idiot Fred: “He was born is 1978, he’s that makes him what, 33?”

And you have the nerve to call someone else functionally illiterate? Boy, now that’s rich!

It's sync

January 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

Sassing? Really Jenifer? Are you still in second grade? Sassing?

Richard Alpert

January 5th, 2012
7:22 pm

I teach and if any of my kids had the guts to say something like that to me, rest assured there would be a tanned hide in the near future.
Parents are completely responsible for this rude, sorry behavior that kids now think its okay to demonstrate. I know that if I had ever said this to one of my teachers, I would’ve been penciled in for an @$$ whoopin when I got home.

hryder

January 5th, 2012
7:22 pm

And people wonder why there are problems in the schools. Either my daughter or son making such a comment would have resulted in sevre punishment and having to verbally apologize to the teacher, principal, and me in front of the class looking directly into the eyes of the teacher. I imagine by his reaction that it is acceptable to say to the daughter, You being late does not matter anyway because you are not smart enough to understand the material you missed or any of that which follows and is built upon what you missed. The man has no clue regarding raising children or educating them.

Chris

January 5th, 2012
7:22 pm

A good slap in the teeth is what the girl needed

Teach

January 5th, 2012
7:23 pm

I guess when she is late to work she’ll tell her boss the same thing.. Why does it matter? U’re still getting paid?……… Hold on I’ll wait for it…… FIRED!!!!!!!

Jake

January 5th, 2012
7:24 pm

I think the suspension is worthy. It was rude and there’s no telling what else this young lady has said in the past that was out of line.

@ Seriously? You don’t have a clue what it is to be a teacher these days. Most are afraid for their lives and that’s because parents aren’t teaching their children manners or respect for others or themselves. The internet and cable tv are their parents.

As far as Chad Ochocinco posting everything about his personal life –and any other idiot that does that on the internet, just goes to show what a dumb-a@@ society we’ve become.

Twitter and Facebook have turned many into fools.

And if you’re one of the people that follow these ‘celebrities’ on Twitter or Facebook all day long . . .then you need to get a real life!

Justin

January 5th, 2012
7:24 pm

Enter your comments here

Ball Fan

January 5th, 2012
7:25 pm

A multitude of excuses were heard at check-in or home rooms or PPO, (Pupil Personnel Office).
Car didn’t start, mother or father stuck in traffic, flat tire but the truth usually was ” I didn’t wake up in time to prepare myself for school that day”

Fred

January 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

Ball Fan

January 5th, 2012
7:20 pm

Fred, what decade were you born in?
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1963 chief. How about you? When I went to school, teachers still gave “licks.” The principal had a wicked cool paddle with whole drilled in it to reduce drag and give it more speed and walloping power. How about you there Scooter? When did were you born? Did YOU drive yourself to school at 13 then? (I use 13 because that’s the age I found for this idiot’s OLDEST child). Was it YOUR fault if you were late to school? I really doubt it.

Steve

January 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

Jodie, it’s very clear that you are dumber than a bag of hammers. I’m sure you went to school with the same attitude and smart mouth….explaining your ignorance upon your exit.

kitty

January 5th, 2012
7:27 pm

Smarting off is not acceptable — except, perhaps at home. and… Why did the idiot tweet?

Fred

January 5th, 2012
7:29 pm

howcheezy

January 5th, 2012
7:21 pm

Vomited forth by the idiot Fred: “He was born is 1978, he’s that makes him what, 33?”

And you have the nerve to call someone else functionally illiterate? Boy, now that’s rich!
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Really? Let’s walk through this. He was born in 1978. In 1988 he was 10. In 1998 he was 20. In 2008 he was 30. This is 2012. Unless he was born before January 5th that would be 3 more years to add to the 30 years which would make him 33.

Have you anything else so monumentally stupid to say or can we all just go about our lives thinking you are just a regular moron rather than a super sized jumbo one?

Trust me, I typed this slow so you could keep up but I fear the effort was wasted……..

lil mscdp

January 5th, 2012
7:29 pm

you people that condone this kids behavior are idiots. Disrespect is disrespect period. Looking for reason why she said what she said…laughable…she was still disrespectful…”Why are you late”…doesnt sound to insulting to me, especially when asked by an authority figure…Just to show some of you a different side (and how much we look for reasons when the situation doesnt require one)…she was late because after her mother (or nanny) dropped her off in front of the school, she and her “mean girl” friends went to go smoke week and drink beer in the girls bathroom…story fits doesnt it…sounds better than “Oh, she isnt responsible for when she gets dropped off at school”…poor little unprovoked thing…LOL…idiots….

Jake

January 5th, 2012
7:31 pm

@ Steve about Jodie,

I was hoping that was someone trying to sound ignorant. Really hoping, but with the texting lingo of today . . . you’re more than likely right: dumb as a bag of hammers.

Texting is taking us back to the way cavemen used to communicate.

Ball Fan

January 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Fred, I believe you have missed the point. The point wasn’t whether it was her fault she was late to school and it was not the point whether the teacher humiliated her in front of others. (Although, I don’t remember seeing that in the article). It was her response to a teacher’s question. It was disrespectful.

Smart Mouth Too

January 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

Lol I would’ve said, “Yep just like your daddy gets paid for dropping all those passes, Maybe once he gets cut for being sorry then you can’t get to school on time.” Lol

Fred

January 5th, 2012
7:37 pm

Ball Fan

January 5th, 2012
7:32 pm

Fred, I believe you have missed the point. The point wasn’t whether it was her fault she was late to school and it was not the point whether the teacher humiliated her in front of others. (Although, I don’t remember seeing that in the article). It was her response to a teacher’s question. It was disrespectful.
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No Scooter, YOU miss the point. The child is a CHILD. She gets to school when her parents drop her off. you don’t just waltz into class when you want to. If it’s after the bell then you have to go through the office. The folks at the OFFICE already knew why she was late and if it was “excused” or not “excused.” The young child had no say so in the matter and the smart assed teacher trying to humiliate the child got exactly what he or she deserved. An answer back from a child that refused to be humiliated by a martinet.

Relationship Expert

January 5th, 2012
7:38 pm

85 is the idiot. He is so desperate for attention that he uses his child’s insubordination for publicity. 85 needs to practice less reproduction and more effective parenting.

WonderBread

January 5th, 2012
7:39 pm

Just like her daddy.

WonderBread

January 5th, 2012
7:40 pm

He’s probably already tapped it.

Brave Fan

January 5th, 2012
7:42 pm

It usually runs in the family!