Former Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco is not subject to waivers. He now becomes an unrestricted free agent.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 7, 2012
Twitchy.com will closely monitor Ochocinco’s Twitter account where we’re sure he’ll have something to say! In the meantime, here’s what the Twitterverse is saying:
@ochocinco sorry to hear about your release, was hoping to see you bounce back this season…
— Rodrigo Contreras (@jrcn1980) June 7, 2012
Damn the ochocinco experiment is over even with a restructured contract.. Wonder what happened there
— Leezus (@youngleezy5) June 7, 2012
@ochocinco daaaaam. best of luck to u and ur career. i hope u go back to cincy
— kev jimenez (@BigKevStayGrimy) June 7, 2012
On the bright side Chad Ochocinco, at least now that your #Patriots career is over you can now fully focus on you Reality TV career. Right?
— Local Man (@seemaki) June 7, 2012
Ochocinco must either been dumb as a box of rocks or have ZERO football IQ!
— Holden Caulfield (@Shamrizzle) June 7, 2012
Ochocinco got released? Wow.. Nobody saw that coming. NE wasn't the place for him and everybody knew that
— Mrs. Phillips (@jesssica_brooke) June 7, 2012
The New England Patriots are loaded at the wide receiver position which led many people to believe it was only a matter of time before Ochocinco was released. The bigger story here shouldn’t be that the Patriots cut him, but rather how they failed to find a trade partner first.
Surely somebody will give the 34-year-old a chance to make their team, but only God knows who.
UPDATE: Ochocinco finally acknowledged the move via Twitter. To our surprise, he didn’t have anything negative to say.
Thoroughly enjoyed the oppurtunity to play for the "Patriot" organization… fans were fucking wicked awesome, I wish all of you the best…
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) June 7, 2012
In addition to that Tweet, Ochocinco updated his bio:
He may be the richest “unemployed black guy” in the world.