Though he has a history of not being truthful with every bit of “breaking news” he puts on his Twitter account , Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco hinted this morning that Terrell Owens will, in fact, join the Cincinnati squad.
This morning, Ochocinco tweeted, “Be blessed today folks, i am so excited for training camp, especially since Batman is coming to join me,” and a little while later, he wrote, “Coming soon to a city near you if your (sic) playing the Bengals, Batman= T.O. Robin= Esteban.”
With everything Ochocinco-related – and I mean EVERYTHING – take his tweeting with a grain of salt. More than likely, he’s just stirring the pot just for the hell of it.
For the record, the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Joe Reedy refutes the original TMZ report that said Owens would be in a Cincinnati uniform.
From Reedy’s blog post:
While we still view the likelihood as a long shot, a couple of league observers have noted that the Owens camp denied reports of a deal being close with Dallas until it happened. It’s not feasible at the moment, but if Antonio Bryant struggles due to last year’s knee problems, the likelihood of an Owens signing does increase.
Another factor is that ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday night that Carson Palmer has been working out with Owens in California and has been impressed. Palmer did talk with Owens before his visit here in March along with Bryant. Owens agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was in town this week but it was more to touch base with Chad Ochocinco.
Owens met with the Bengals coaches earlier this year, but instead, Cincinnati signed Bryant. Why? One of my sources texted me today: “AB was smarter on the blackboard and a tougher player. Less of a hassle too.”
One other bit of Bengals-related news. Bengals.com writer Geoff Hobson exchanged text messages with David Cornwell, the lawyer for RB Cedric Benson – who met with commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday.
Responded Cornwell to Hobson: “The Commissioner and Cedric had a frank and productive discussion regarding the benefits of playing in the NFL as well as the price to enjoy those benefits. Cedric is his best advocate and I believe the Commissioner was pleased with their discussion.”
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