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Chad Ochocinco

Dropped $8,000

on 200-Person Twitter Feast

3/13/2012 3:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

With his future on the Patriots in question, Chad Ochocinco is trying to do good by anyone he can -- in this case NYC -- dropping nearly $8,000 on a massive fried chicken dinner last night ... for 200 local fans.

In case you don't follow him on Twitter -- the football stud sent an open invite to anyone in the New York area ... offering a free dinner to the first 200 people to show up at the famous Sylvia's soul food restaurant in Harlem.

Needless to say, hordes of people came -- just check our video for proof -- and sources tell us, Ocho treated the hungry mob to a full array of Southern-style deliciousness ... including BBQ ribs, fried chicken, mac & cheese, and red velvet cupcakes.

Sources at the restaurant tell TMZ, Ocho spent $7,914 on grub altogether -- but they wouldn't specify how much he tipped.

Now if only Ocho could make more than 15 catches a season ...

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Do ya'll ever ask the Civilians if they ever want to be in the Footage?

961 days ago


Interesting that of all the soul foods in that menu that he treated them to, the author decided to single it out as a "fried chicken dinner". lol

Also, stop hating, random commenters. He showed a random act of kindness to some fans/potential fans, which could (should) inspire others to do the same. Not give you an excuse to b*tch about how he "should" be giving back in your supremely expert opinion.

961 days ago


I had a Great Time at The Event.. Chad is a Great Person..He is Dedicated to his Fans, It's always great to do something spontaneous for you Fans.. He will always pay it forward.. It's not always about the Press!!

961 days ago


Wow, TMZs cameraman is ANNOYING! SHEESH!

961 days ago


And when all your money is gone, how many of those people will help YOU? Answer: ZERO Go ahead, spend it all, and be like all the rest that end up broke, just like all the crappy rapper fools.

961 days ago


Loving Ochocinco...Fed 200 people in Indianapolis last year at Ruth Chris! When people give they usually don't end up broke because you reap what you sow...Give and it shall be given!! As far as TMZ's reporter, I'm so glad he ignored your comments and didn't give you the time of day... Good enough for you! One day some day someone is going to grab your microphone and do a serious INSERT!

961 days ago

Throwback kid    

This guy is like the Kim Kardashian of the NFL! He is always out looking for attention and acting out. He used to let his play on the field speak for him but he did nothing for the Pats last season, he knows he is done as a player like his pal TO.

961 days ago


Ironic...since not one of those 200 people can afford a ticket to go see him play. "Hey, Lakeesha, lookie...that guy that boughts us all that chicken...he on TV! Run, Ocho! RUN!"

961 days ago


That chick needs to put that cupcake back! Grab a salad honey!

961 days ago


Fried chicken.............lol!

961 days ago


I wonder how many that showed up, could have paid for their own meal, versus people who could not.

961 days ago


Was a very nice gesture by him. Thoughtful. Don't get why people are hating on him for doing an act of kindness. Those smacking at him for this, should try giving more or go do something nice for someone else.

961 days ago


Talk about contributing to the obesity epidemic!!!

961 days ago


**** tmz. ****ing ***gots sitting there harrassing the dude, let him leave. he doesn't want to hear you standing there saying "congratulations mr ochocinco" a thousand times.

961 days ago


Ochocinco often does this for his fans and followers in cities all around the country, especially during the season when he's traveling for games. This is nothing new for him. He seems to like showing his appreciation for his fans and his fans love it!

961 days ago
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