As Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco prepared to hit the stage on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars Monday to do the quick step with Cheryl Burke, he tweeted that he was dedicating the dance to late teammate Chris Henry.
“I have the quickest feet in football, I’ve (got) to translate it to the QUICKSTEP tonight, 2night is for #15,” he said.
But they didn’t get the number they were looking for when the three judges each offered only a six. Not even a jungle theme could jump start The Jungle’s greatest receiver. The Ocho and Burke did a pretty brisk version of “The Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book, but the judges rung up The Ocho for being sloppy with his steps and not having enough contact with his partner.
Which was kind of ironic because most of the attention during their spot was paid to a tense week of practice by the couple with the hosts intimating it was lover tension. But The Ocho still denied there is anything going on off the floor.
Ochocinco wrinkled his forehead at the scores. But he seemed to take it pretty well. They won’t know if they survived until Tuesday’s 8 p.m. show. The Ocho told Bengals.com a few weeks ago that the pair planned to head to Cincinnati after Tuesday’s show so he could get in some workouts at Paul Brown Stadium during the mornings before they practiced for next week in a downtown studio duirng the afternoon.
No word Monday night if the trip is still on.
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