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By Reader Poll  |  December 11, 2009; 1:36 PM ET  | Category:  Cincinnati Bengals , Reader Poll Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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You guys are all morons. Chad's obviously not hurting the Bengals, they're 9-3. And if you listen to Marvin, Carson, or--hell--watched Hard Knocks this summer, you'd know that "nobody works harder on the team than Chad." Perhaps they don't care because it's a non-issue, and anyone inside Cincinnati pays it little attention. Maybe if everyone on the Bengals worked as hard as Chad, they'd be 12-0 instead.

Posted by: josh19 | December 11, 2009 6:42 PM

It will be a great day for sports when successful atheletes no longer feel compelled to make a show out of doing their jobs. You caught a ball, made a tackle, ran fast - it not a permission slip to act like an A$$.

Egotistical rants and acts are sooooooo tiresome, and are antithetical to the notion of team. What't the saying? There is no "I" in team.

Posted by: truthtime | December 12, 2009 7:57 AM

Oh he is hurting the team, is that right?

What is the Bengal's record?
THE ANSWER WOULD BE 9-3

What place are they in their division?
THE ANSWER WOULD BE IN FIRST PLACE

What team is in their division that they have beaten twice
THE ANSWER WOULD BE THE REIGNING WORLD CHAMPIONS, PTT STEELERS

Wow he is really hurting his team

Can he please come to Washington and hurt the Redskins like that.

Posted by: kathymac1 | December 12, 2009 9:08 AM

Professional football today is not a pure sport, it has evolved into a sport/entertainment venue. The game needs a few colorful characters, baseball, basketball, tennis, and yes even that gentlemens' game called golf have all had their colorful and eccentric characters. It is only good for the sport, making the sport more popular with the general population, not just those who watch for the pure athletics and competition. Without the entertainment aspect of the sport, it would fail financially. Go for it Ochocinco (will he have to change his name if he is traded?) we love it!

Posted by: faulkner1 | December 12, 2009 10:57 AM

Is football a game?If so why can't it be fun?Roger Goodell is trying to make the NFL boring like MLB.Its ok to fine players for personal conduct,like durgs or personal fouls but come on wearing a sombrero on the sidelines is worthy of 15,000.00 fine!!!

Posted by: goodeedward | December 12, 2009 11:04 AM

The sombrero and poncho was funny. But the best antic remains TO and the pom-poms and the cheerleaders.

Posted by: gbooksdc | December 12, 2009 12:18 PM

To all you haters I respectfully suggest you take a long drink of STFU. Chad loves to play football and it shows. He is a big kid who loves to compete (note hardest work ethic), he doesn't drink alcohol, doesn't do drugs, and does not get arrested.

Chad is known as one of the nicest NFL players who has a reputation of going out of his way to assist new players in the league to steer away from trouble. Sadly, instead we have to listen to these Monday morning quarterbacks and pretend analysts spew drivel about someone they know nothing about.

Chad is great for the Bengals and great for football.

Posted by: dan3 | December 12, 2009 2:26 PM

He is good for all of the above. He gets the league publicity. He draws fans of a certain type... casual sports fans that like, shall we say, eccentric players. He is GOOD for the league, creates buzz. When he is gone is when all the tight-lipped media and moralizing ex-jocks will truly miss him.

Posted by: steveboyington | December 12, 2009 3:14 PM

Who cares? I find all the trash-talking buffoons in the NFL a distraction from what once was a fun game to watch.

I now stick to college football (except for SEC games, where the same boorish behavior is the norm). Haven't watched an NFL game in three years and don't miss it.

Posted by: BwanaDik | December 12, 2009 10:15 PM

And keep those kids off my lawn!

Posted by: babalugats | December 13, 2009 1:20 AM

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