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Chad Ochocinco

DROPPED from Patriots

6/7/2012 1:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Chad Ochocinco
is officially unemployed -- because the New England Patriots just released the famous wide receiver.

According to reports, the Pats spent all day today trying to trade Ocho ... but failed -- and have decided to release him instead. Ocho will now become a free agent.

34-year-old Ocho parted with the Bengals in 2011 -- after a ten-year relationship -- and was traded to the Pats last July.

Ocho caught just 15 passes for 276 yards and a touchdown in his only season with the New England franchise. He was paid a reported $5.75 million for his troubles.

Chad just tweeted, "Thoroughly enjoyed the oppurtunity to play for the 'Patriot' organization ... fans were f****** wicked awesome, I wish all of you the best."

And talk about rubbing salt in the wound -- Chad's fiancee Evelyn Lozada just tweeted, "Aww baby you got cut @ochocinco I got your back! I'm the bread winner now, which means I make the rules!"

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moxie    

Yo. Imma jus gots farred.

817 days ago
2.

Truth    

FREE AGENT... YEP, HE CAN JOIN OJ IN THE STATE PENN ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER EX-PRO PLAYERS WHO END UP DEALING, PIMPING, DUI CITY. #TRUTH!!

817 days ago
3.

FO REAL    

GUESS EVELYN WILL LEAVE HIM NOW AND MOVE ON TO SOME OTHER ATHLETE

817 days ago
4.

Don't feed the Trolls    

ochocinco cut by Patriots. Now I bet he's REALLY pissed he lost those Starbucks gift cards.

817 days ago
5.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Uh oh. Evelyn is not really one to hang around once the money stops coming in. Who's gonna pay his child support? Maybe him and T.O. can do a reality show together.

817 days ago
6.

Jen    

Bet the wedding is off.

817 days ago
7.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Well you know what> we've seen and heard enough of this guy to last 8 lifetimes so nice knowing ya bro. Now it's time to get a job. And be sure to put your name on that 2000 strong player lawsuit for headaches and concussions and kill the NFL... I guess he can change his name to OCHOSEEYA....

817 days ago
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V Kint    

I hope he saved some money, or he'll have to change his name again to Chad CapítuloSiete...

817 days ago
9.

ItsFiza    

aww sorry evelyn hahahahahahaha! Reality TV seems to be ruining these athletes careers. Are you an actor or a jock. Pick one and stick with it.

817 days ago
10.

Mike44090    

Good. These pro athletes who also want to be reality stars need to learn that their real bosses aren't going to put up with it. They need to make a choice. I hope his new reality show fails too, not because of him but because of his future wife Evelyn Lozada.

817 days ago
11.

jdub    

TO and Ocho... Goes to show what a crappy attitude will get you.

817 days ago
12.

gcb0569    

Now his dream will come true. That skank Evelyn can now carry him financially.

817 days ago
13.

Cricket    

HaHa. Will we still have to read stories about wedding venues? I bet she leaves him. She seems like an uneducated, gold-digging, ho.

817 days ago
14.

Leo v    

279 yards and one touchdown last season. If he only paid more attention to the game and less on what the hell his last name was gonna be he may have played a little better. they tried to trade him and nobody wanted his azz. Bet his ho fiance won't want him now that he ain't gotta job, so much for the big wedding. lmao

817 days ago
15.

Nikkcolle    

First he gets canned then gets publicly emasculated by his skank broad all in the same day.

817 days ago
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