Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco has a new breakfast cereal on the market in the U.S. — it’s called OchocincO’s and it includes a phone number on the box asking for donations to Feed The Children.
Wednesday he told his 1.3 million Twitter followers to “order my cereal OCHOCINCOs. Start your day with a lil suga!!!”
But the cereal company printed the wrong phone number on the box. Anyone dialing it gets through to a phone sex line where a woman is offering her own brand of Ohh’s, not to mention a few Ahhhs.
Not the kind of “suga” that normally comes out of cereal box, anyway.
Healthy ‘n’ wealthy
Buffalo middle linebacker Paul Posluszny returned to practice and is expected to play Sunday after missing the past two games with a sprained right knee. “I think there’s a great chance of going,” Posluszny said. “I’m really excited about how my knee felt.”
The defence has struggled without Posluszny, surrendering 62 points and 801 yards in its past two games.
Meantime, eight-year veteran Chris Kelsay’s conversion from defensive end to linebacker has been so successful the Bills signed him to a four-year contract extension through 2014 worth about $24 million US. “I’m thrilled. I wanted to end my career here and this gives me an opportunity to do that,” Kelsay said.
There were questions about how Kelsay would make the switch but he won the starting job despite missing a few weeks with a shoulder injury in training camp. He ranks third on the team with 19 tackles. “I think they kind of wanted to do their homework to see how I fit into this system before anything was done,” said Kelsay, who has 22 sacks, three interceptions and five forced fumbles in 113 career games.
Rah-rah, sis ... Boom!
Jacksonville receiver Kassim Osgood, 30, had to do some open-field running to escape the gun-toting acquaintance of a Jaguars cheerleader with whom he was watching TV.
Julian Armond Bartletto, 20, of Jacksonville, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery, false imprisonment, armed robbery, burglary and violation of an injunction after Osgood jumped to escape out a second-story window.
Police said an armed intruder pointed a gun at Mackenzie Rae Putnal, 19, and Osgood after walking into an upstairs game room with his face covered with a plastic bag. The man hit both with the gun saying to Putnal “I can’t believe you’re with that guy.”
Putnal escaped downstairs in her parents’ home and grabbed a gun, police said. They shot at each other and both missed.
Osgood, meanwhile, jammed a chair under the door, jumped out a window to the lawn below and ran to a neighbour’s house to call police.
Putnal identified the man as a former boyfriend.
Guessing is Osgood just identified him as a pain in butt.
Veteran Carolina receiver Steve Smith is paying kissy-face.
OK, maybe not that. But he’s ready to give Jimmy Clausen a manly handshake, forget he lost his cool, and call for a group hug.
Cameras showed Smith speaking agitatedly with Clausen on the sidelines when the rookie quarterback was going over strategy with an assistant coach last weekend. Clausen dismissed the incident. Smith blames the whole thing on:
a) The media
b) The media, or
c) The media
“It was said that I was just about to ‘go off’ and I wasn’t,” Smith said. “I thought it was interesting because here, I was obviously agitated and frustrated, but sometimes people think they know me better than I know myself. So I think that’s a joke and I think the people that reported it are jokes.”
Of course, that’s still better than being Smith and the 0-3 Panthers who have gone from being a joke to just a punchline.
Pryce: Tasty tweet
Twitter, twitter little star,
How I wonder where you are.
In Trevor Pryce’s case it evidently is with the Jets in New York.
Nothing stays quiet for long in today’s social networking age. The move was announced not by the teams but Pryce’s former teammate in Baltimore, linebacker Terrell Suggs.
“Kinda sad 2day. my boy trevor pryce signed wit the JETS!!!!!” Suggs wrote on his Twitter account. “Happy for him but would rather he be on my team!!!!! “
The Ravens cut Pryce Wednesday to re-sign safety Ken Hamlin, and coach John Harbaugh had indicated that the team planned to bring him back. Evidently Jets coach Rex Ryan had other ideas.