Ochocinco is willing to risk it all this Super Bowl Sunday.
During his playing days, Chad Ochocinco was renowned for his flashy style, extravagant touchdown celebrations, and memorable soundbites. Even in retirement, he continues to make bold statements.
In a recent interview with DraftKings during Super Bowl LVIII week, the former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver confidently predicted a Kansas City Chiefs victory. He went as far as to declare that if the Chiefs lost, he would make three drastic changes: swearing off McDonald’s for life, divorcing his wife, and abstaining from intimacy for the rest of the year.
Adding to his post-playing career ambitions, Ochocinco recently expressed interest in joining the Philadelphia Eagles as a wide receivers coach. However, he hinted at a potential role with the Las Vegas Raiders during a dinner meeting with coach Antonio Pierce.
The following day, Ochocinco announced on an Instagram livestream that he had been hired by the Raiders in a yet-to-be-specified role.
While specifics remain unclear, speculation arose that he might serve as a consultant.
This hiring coincides with a busy period for the Raiders, who recently appointed Luke Getsy as their new offensive coordinator after losing out on Kliff Kingsbury to the Washington Commanders, allegedly due to the influence of NBA legend Magic Johnson, who has ties to the Commanders’ ownership.
These moves come as the Raiders aim to build upon their second-place finish in the AFC West under interim head coach Pierce.