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Ochocinco -- Taunting Atlanta Falcons with T-Shirts

10/20/2010 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chad Ochocinco is up to his old tricks ... trying to mess with his next opponents -- the Atlanta Falcons -- by sending their defensive backs t-shirts with his mug plastered all over the front.


Sources close to Chad tell us the Cincinnati Bengals star shipped boxes of shirts featuring the "Mad Chad" character from his iPhone app to Falcons cornerbacks Brent Grimes, Dunta Robinson and Chris Owens and safeties William Moore and Thomas DeCoud.

If you recall, Chad sent gift baskets of deodorant to the Baltimore Ravens last year ... so they didn't sweat the matchup.  And in 2004, he sent Pepto-Bismol to the Cleveland Browns -- insisting they would be sick to their stomachs trying to cover him.

So why the t-shirts this year? We couldn't get an explanation from Chad ... but we're guessing he'll probably have some sort of explanation before Sunday's game.

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If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Slow news day eh?

1408 days ago

nathan pickering    

because thats the only way they can cover the 85

1408 days ago

Jim in Cali    

Ocho you team is what 2-3? Child, please.

1407 days ago


go Atlanta! kicking their a** will say it all! what an EGOMANIAC.

1407 days ago


He wishes that he looked as good as the character.

1407 days ago

Mr. X    

To whatever...in answer to your question: 26 receptions for 316 yards and 1 TD this season, second best on the Bengals.

So, yeah, I think they DO back him up. Now, if he had much less than that...I would have a problem with this. But, I really don't. If you've got game, you can be as weird or obnoxious as you want...as long as you can back up your mouth.

1407 days ago


That's hilarious! I love it. Have a little fun people. They're cute shirts.

1407 days ago


mostly likely b/c Chad will be "undressing" his competition out there on Sunday....or at least that what he hopes for.

But c'mon....was it really that much of a leap???

1407 days ago

hootie hoo    

Mr. X: you saying Chad is second best on the Bengals in receiving...really? Second best on the Bengals? I laugh, I cry. That's like saying you almost got off the Titanic. Chile please.

TO is spanking his ass on touchdowns and receptions...Ochodroppo cost them the game when he dropped a pass...yeah, that's good trash talking with t-shirts. Time to kiss the baby, Chad. TO has usurped you on a team that frankly, sucks. If the Falcons lose, it won't be because Chad beat them, it'll be because they beat themselves. Ocho is just a media whore, no more, no less. If it works for him, great. But he rarely backs up that talk....

But, I do find him entertaining in a car wreck sort of way. He's lucky Dunta Robinson won't be playing. :)

1407 days ago


If something like this makes you mad, YOU are the douche.

Chad is just having fun... He's not the best receiver there's ever been but look at whose been throwing him the ball... Jon Kitna, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Carson Palmer... C'mon, the guy is an elite receiver in the NFL and he likes to joke around. That ***got that said he taunted the Jets last year, Revis and Chad are friends!! They were having fun! Sure Revis shut him down, but he also shut down EVERYONE.. Randy Moss included. Get real, and child please....

1407 days ago


Only the 33rd receiver in NFL history to get 10,000 yards or more. Has done so with some pretty bad QBs. Yeah, he's pretty decent.

Haters gonna hate.

1407 days ago


Bad Chad lol.What a loser and ****ty football player.

1407 days ago

Jimbob D    

People hate on him because he is tight. You guys are going to eat your words!

1407 days ago


what do you expect hes a frigging moron

1407 days ago


@keith you are a dumbass Chad Johnson is 10X the offensive football player Dion Sanders, Dion shouldn't even be in any offensive catagory. You are probably a teenager because you don't know **** about football kid.

1406 days ago
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