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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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46.

DION    

HE DID NOT DOMINATE 2010 BUT NEITHER DID OCHOCINCO HE CANT GET ANYTHING HE WANTS WHERE EVER HE GOES

1100 days ago
47.

asstird    

In the future football players will be changing they're
jersey numbers to match names to match they're opening
punch lines in they're stand up comedy routines to match
they're bank accounts balance 0.

1100 days ago
48.

D.K.    

can he add (1/2) to his number... can he be 85 1/2 ?

1099 days ago
49.

Ben    

can't wait to see that dumbass wear whatever # and still have the name ochocinco above it...idiot

1099 days ago
50.

Joe     

lol...aaron hernadez a stud.... tmz sports? joke... still to getting shots of celebrity ***** lips and then go **** yourself.... what a joke

1099 days ago
51.

Jerra    

Seriously? Some people have entitlement issues...

1099 days ago
52.

Ben    

Who gives a rats A$$, From someone who has seen him play a lot (live in Cincy)He is WAY overrated. Drops more then he catches. Not worth the trouble. Good bye, thank goodness

1099 days ago
53.

tigermania72    

whooo hooooo

1099 days ago
54.

Shelly    

I totally agree with Jennifer from Basketball Wives, Ocho is such a media whore. I can only laugh though, I see Terrell Owens is about to hit the tv screen so I know Ocho will be right behind him with his show!!!! Uggggh

1098 days ago
55.

autoprt    

Ochopendejo..... rofl

1097 days ago
56.

broadwayfan    

I always wondered what was going to happen when/if Chad got traded to another team. Making your number your name is just asking for problems.
I wish him luck.

1097 days ago
57.

nyb    

It'd be really funny if Aaron Hernandez said "F ya, dude! You can't HAVE my number, and no amount of money will let you have it!" Yup, that'd be neat.

1096 days ago
58.

LOCE    

¡Esta re güeno!

959 days ago
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