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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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67 COMMENTS

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46.

Lee    

Oh crap. After Evelyn's comment and the fact that they have an open relationship, this marriage isn't going to last.

838 days ago
47.

Jordan    

Hey Chad i hear there is an opening for the "Wranglers" an indoor football team.

838 days ago
48.

dee    

Personally, I wondered why they picked him up in the first place... Go Pats!

837 days ago
49.

Cookster    

Any bets on how long Evelyn hangs around.

837 days ago
50.

dawn stewart    

should change his name to ochostinko. the wedding wont happen. his girlfriend is to shallow.

837 days ago
51.

momma2tight    

AAHHHHAA , PHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
NOW YOU CAN GO PLAY IN TRAFFIC !!!!!! CHAD
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

837 days ago
52.

Sunset    

Totally knew this was going to happen. Bet he will play for the Cleveland Browns next season. Absolute idiot!

837 days ago
53.

Emma    

All you people commenting sound like a bunch of haters. What have any of you done with your pathetic lives besides hate on someone else? Its not that serious,he isnt the first nor the last to be cut by a team.

837 days ago
54.

THE-KILLUMINATED-ONE    

Haters. What have all you haters done that is so great. The most of you sit on here and live vicariously thru the"famous". I have a therory, all the habitual haters that live off s..t talking on tmz are super hurting hermits. Try picking up a book and educate yourselves on somthing other then tmz.

835 days ago
55.

Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

From Ochocinco to O-so-broke-o before 2020. That's my prediction. And Miss "Breadwinner" will be O-so-gone-o by then.

834 days ago
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