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Chad Ochocinco's bull-riding career lasts 1.5 seconds [Video]

May 17, 2011 |  2:02 pm

You've got to give Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco credit for using his free time wisely.

OK, "wisely" is probably not the correct word. But let's just say that, instead of sitting around watching online videos of people falling off 1,500-pound bucking rodeo bulls, the locked-out NFL player is actually out there falling off a 1,500-pound bucking rodeo bull.

That's kind of admirable, isn't it?

Of course, Ochocinco's intention was to actually ride the bull last weekend. But he never really made it out of the chute, falling off in 1.5 seconds. He says he will never attempt it again, making his bull-riding stint even shorter than his run as a professional soccer prospect.

But at least he's out there crossing things off his bucket list. And for anyone whose list includes watching a video of a pro football player nearly getting trampled by a wild beast, now you have something you can cross off too.


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