Chad Ochocinco now is going to try bull riding.
The Cincinnati Bengals receiver who earlier this year had a tryout with Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer, has accepted a challenge from Professional Bull Riders chief operating officer Sean Gleason to ride a bull at the Lucas Oil Invitational this weekend in Duluth, Ga.
Ochocinco will earn $10,000 if he rides a bull. If he can stay aboard for the required eight seconds, the PBR will give Ochocinco a new Ford F-150, as well as allow him to rename the bull.
Asked by a follower on Twitter whether he and Lewis, the Bengals' head coach, get along, he replied: "Of course we get along, did I say something wrong?"
Ochocinco tweeted earlier Wednesday that riding a bull is no more dangerous than playing professional football.
He later added: "If i can play 4 quarters with Ray Lewis or Patrick Willis I can ride a bull."
Gleason says Ochocinco is "a gifted athlete, but bull riding is a much different sport, and climbing on the back of a bull in the chutes takes a little more than Twitter confidence, let alone calling for the gate (to open)."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.