Chad Ochocinco…the bull rider.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco gestures to a teammate from the sidelines during the second half of the Bengals’ NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore, Maryland October 11, 2009. REUTERS/Joe Giza (UNITED STATES SPORT FOOTBALL)

After giving Major League Soccer a try earlier this year, Chad Ochocinco will continue on his quest for attention (I’m kidding! I’m kidding!…Relax…) when he gives professional bull riding a try.

Ochocinco has accepted a challenge from Professional Bull Riders chief operating officer Sean Gleason to ride a bull at the LucasOil Invitational this weekend in Duluth. The Ocho will earn $10,000 if he rides a bull and if he can stay aboard for the required eight seconds, the PBR will give him a new Ford F-150 and allow him to name the bull.

USA Today has the rest of the details.

Sean Gleason, chief operating officer of the PBR, responded with this tweet to Ochocinco: “that’s the deal. Show up and get on the bull u get 10K, ride him for 8 secs and its a brand new F150 from @teampbr @fordtrucks.”

Ochocinco then posted: “if I stay on for 8 seconds FORD will give me an F-150? I challenge your best bull and i’ll give the truck to 1 of my followers.”

“The Ford F-150 we’re offering will be there, we hope (Ochocinco) is too,” Gleason said. “He’s a gifted athlete, but bull riding is a much different sport and climbing on the back of a bull in the chutes takes a little more than Twitter confidence, let alone calling for the gate (to open).

“We admire Ochocinco’s interest in the sport. If he actually gets on and nods his head (to open the gate), he’ll find out that two-a-days in the summer heat are nothing compared to the eight seconds faced by PBR bull riders week in and week out.”

So this is what it’s come down to huh, NFL? You’ve got me blogging about an attention-seeking athlete (I’m kidding! I’m kidding!..Relax…) and his bull riding adventures. You and your lockout make…me…sick.

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