In late breaking news (stolen shamelessly from ESPN’s never-ending crawl of doom), the Bengals have deactivated star wide receiver/flamboyant showman/obnoxious twat Chad Johnson Ocho Cinco for tonight’s tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The story posted on ESPN did not elaborate as to why the World’s Greatest Wide Receiver (who’s caught only 4 touchdowns) was banished to the bench except to say he “violated team rules.”
Speculation runs rampant on the blogosphere as to which rule Chad broke, although there are rumors it has something to do with him repeatedly referring to coach Marvin Lewis as “Jim Fassel.” In the meantime, Ocho Stinko’s place will be taken by Chris Henry. Because in Bengaland, missing a team meeting is so much worse than failed drug tests, DUIs, and beating the snot out of 16 year old kids.
Okay, the punk probably deserved it. But still, only in Cincy would they punish a malcontent by replacing him with a criminal.