Judges slow Ocho quick step

Posted by hobsonschoice1 on April 19, 2010 – 7:58 pm


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 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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2 Responses to “Judges slow Ocho quick step”

  1. By mwindle1973 on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    They’ve judged him harshly compared to other contestants I think. Also, seen him on Ellen a couple weeks ago. And I think it’s fair to assume they are dating. Pretty much they all but said it. Plus, do you really need to be told, just look at the facts. As much as Chad is looked at as a showboat, etc, etc, etc. I hope the fans appreciate that the man is not really effected by his money. I think it’s telling he eats at McDonald’s and shops at Claire’s Boutique for jewelry, and lives in a relatively modest home for a multi-millionaire. Yet is somewhat free with his money when it comes to other people. I really don’t think the money has changed him. Now the attention he receives that may be a different story. But part of that is I think the guy still thinks he has something to prove. And that’s a good thing.

  2. By glencoebengal on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    I only saw the the first dance, so I can’t compare to the others. It was sloppy at best. I just wish he would leave my woman alone.

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