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Chad Ochocinco

I'LL PAY ANYTHING TO WEAR

#85 ON THE PATRIOTS

7/29/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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He's been traded to a new team ... but Chad Ochocinco DOES NOT want a new jersey number -- and sources close to the NFL star tell TMZ .. he's willing to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to sport #85 for the New England Patriots this season.

Problem is .... the number currently belongs to Patriots STUD tight end Aaron Hernandez -- who rocked #85 in 2010 ... when he DOMINATED all season long.

We're told Ochocinco -- who CHANGED HIS LAST NAME to match his jersey number a few years ago -- wants to PAY Hernandez to give up the digits ... and sources say Chad feels "no number is too high."

FYI -- jersey numbers don't come cheap -- it cost Clinton Portis a cool $18k to buy the #26 from a teammate when he was traded to the Washington Redskins a few years ago.

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31.

deondre    

i`m a patriots fan . hernandez didnt dominate. chad better just whooped his ass for that number jp

1146 days ago
32.

Les    

Aaron Hernandez dominated all last season? TMZ sports dept must consist of one 12yo Pats fan. I mean he had an OK rookie season but he far from dominated.

1146 days ago
33.

Pheonix41    

I can't stand him!

1146 days ago
34.

Pattie    

As an avid NE Patriot fan we'll see how Chad does as a Patriot. If there is any money exchanged it should go to charity. Hernandez should keep 85 and Chad 81 and he can change his name to Ochouno.

1146 days ago
35.

radicalred    

This guy is a disgusting fame wh0re. I'm sick of him and his bald head. Change your name to Chad Idiotadelcazzo. It's fitting.

1146 days ago
36.

amy&riley    

Why is TMZ doing so many ESPN type stories?

1146 days ago
37.

Jungle12210    

Why doesn't he actually use the right spanish for the number eighty five not eight and five. The correct spanish for 85 is Ochenta y cinco... I guess football does cause brain damage.

1146 days ago
38.

derrick    

dont do it man make that douche take another number and keep the same name

1146 days ago
39.

derrick    

its gonna be funny when the pats dont play that tard he can showboat on the bench like moss did

1146 days ago
40.

Vinny    

Hernandez had 45 catches last year for 563 yds and 6 TD's. That does not constitute DOMINATING anything. Or even *lower case* dominating. Nor does it make him a STUD. Did an eleven year old from Boston write this??

1146 days ago
41.

EVH    

I have an "85" New England Jersey I'll sell it to him for a cool $1,000:-0

1146 days ago
42.

RichardNixonsCokeMule    

Read the words with all capitalized letters, the writer hates the fact that when you have tons of money, you do what ever you damn please.

Welcome to America, pinko.

1146 days ago
43.

hinura    

he has the # already (Hernandez was seen wearing #81 today which was his # in college-which he couldn't wear on the pats cuz moss has #81 last year) I expect the cost will come out soon.

1146 days ago
44.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

He would. Bets on how long before he's making the talk-show circuit with the old money woes?

1146 days ago
45.

Debbie    

Did anyone ever tell Chad that 85 in Spanish is NOT Ochocinco??

1146 days ago
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