But Ochocinco backed down Wednesday. No mustard will be headed up the Ohio River.
"Unfortunately, I wasn't able to send anything this week, thanks to Marvin Lewis," Ochocinco said. "That's the way to spoil the fun, boss man. I guess I have to talk trash to motivate myself this week."
Most of Ochocinco's free time was spent communicating with fans through Twitter, his iPhone application and his Ustream shows. He did nothing out of the ordinary leading up to games -- until last week.
Ochocinco sent deodorant to some of the Baltimore Ravens, who came to Cincinnati and lost 17-7 on Sunday. He planned to make another shipment to Heinz Field -- named after the ketchup maker headquartered in Pittsburgh -- and played off the condiment theme.
"I got a nice present for the Steelers -- sending them some mustard since they'll never ketchup when we play Sunday," Ochocinco tweeted earlier this week.
"I hope he does because I've got three kids to feed. That's one less trip to the grocery store I need to make."
Instead, Ochocinco had to limit himself to putting up a laminated sign in his locker that proclaimed him "still the most uncoverable receiver in the league."
Just no condiments.
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