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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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31.

Sam Sunshine     

Let's see if that whore Evelyn sticks with him.

847 days ago
32.

Jay W.     

He needs to go home and gag her with his club... make sure that b.tch understands he's the Boss.
Screw money.

847 days ago
33.

soulflower    

Hope she's marrying for love....

847 days ago
34.

ManiacalZebra    

They have Ochocinco by the Johnson now. :D

847 days ago
35.

om    

85 got 86'ed.

847 days ago
36.

FoXXXeLayD    

Giiiiirl boo!! (talking to Evelyn)

847 days ago
37.

tomas    

Chad can now change his name to Chad SoonTo Be BrokeAssNegro.

847 days ago
38.

nicole    

the teams dont wont u the hotels dont wont u there will be no wedding another one down reality curse kroy guess wht you next

847 days ago
39.

RaineeDrops    

She is such an attention seeker, why use Twitter to talk to your fiance......to get attention! To feel relevant.

To bad both of them are a non-m-f-factor huh Evelyn?

Too bad BBWives does not kick you off the show, such an abusive, cruel woman.

847 days ago
40.

Tall    

He SUCKS anyway!

847 days ago
41.

STR    

Either the wedding is or here comes comes the pre-nup. She is a golddigger extraordinaire. Remember she was engaged to Antoine Walker, helped spend him into bankruptcy and then dropped him?

He better bank all the money from their new reality show.

847 days ago
42.

Susiq76    

Evelyn is such an idiot...doesn't mean hes any less of an idiot for being with her. He seems nice enough

847 days ago
43.

Sultry    

Oh my... Ev finally hit the baller jackpot... date set and all. Now what?! Throw a wine bottle at the Pats owner Ev! lol Messin wit yo money!! Shoo! LMAO!

847 days ago
44.

Heidi    

I'm surprised that Chad O. didn't learn from the now unemployed Lamar O. & Hank Baskett. Message: Don't put yourself on 'reality television' with your spouses if you wish to maintain your professional sports careers!!!!

847 days ago
45.

NikkiLee    

There's always the military

847 days ago
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