Bengals wide receiver-turned-television star Chad Ochocinco had a very busy Sunday. His reality/unreality dating show debuted Sunday night, and the wide receiver chose to celebrate in Jets territory, tweeting early Monday that he wasn’t let into a New York bar without his ID and then got in a fight with the bouncer, whose loyalty to the Jets apparently took “showing team colors” to a new level.
Undeterred, Ochocinco tweeted shortly after that he and the “awesome” NYPD were heading to Starbucks. And just for fun, he gave a shout out to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying “Dad everything is ok here in NY, I have the situation under control, I turned the other cheek but he kept provoking me, thanks.” The coffee must not have been strong enough, because Ochocinco later said he got into the club and was “having a ball!”
Several hours later, Ochocinco wrote that it was all a joke, heading off for a day of interviews and shopping in Midtown.
The New York Daily News says the NYPD did not have any details of the incident.
Publicity for his new show? We’ll let you decide.