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Ocho Cinco promises to kiss Cowboys star

10/1/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

I'm told the Bengals receiver formerly known as Chad Johnson came out smokin' today in a news conference with the Dallas media. I'll try to track down the entire transcript a little later, but here's the headliner, courtesy of the Dallas Morning News:

Chad Ocho Cinco: "I've got so much respect for y'all, if I score Sunday, I've love Dallas so much, I'm going to take my helmet off, get a fine and kiss the star."

Q: The one at midfield?

CO: Midfield? That's a long [expletive] jog.

Q: What do you mean 'if?'

CO: OK, when I score, I'm going to take my helmet off and kiss the star. Can I do that?

Q: Why not?

CO: That's not a sign of disrespect. That's a good thing isn't it?

And here's more fantastic stuff from Ocho Cinco:

"Get up, get your pen, get your records, get everything you need to get, because I'm letting it rip. I'm not holding nothin' back. We 0-4. We pissed off. I'm pissed off. The players over here are pissed off. Somebody's got to pay.

"I want you to tell [defensive coordinator] Brian Stewart that I love him to death, but somebody's got to get it."

"Man, we are going to throw everything, including the kitchen sink, out there in Dallas. I'm bringing the cold tub, the hot tub, I'm bringing the training room. What else can we do?"

That certainly seems like a lot of equipment for one man to transport to Dallas. OK, I'm headed out to Valley Ranch to listen to T.O. And don't worry. The entire afternoon will be devoted to the Eagles, Giants and Redskins. I have a phone interview set up with Redskins safety Chris Horton a little later. Talk soon.