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Ochocinco to try bull riding, says he'll name his bull after Lewis

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.

Ochocinco already is mulling over names. On Wednesday, he posted to his Twitter account: "Why not name the bull Marvin Lewis, everything he says about me is #Bull(expletive) anyway."

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.

"When I touch the football field there's a risk of being injured, playing da Steelers n Ravens is equivalent to 1 damn bull ride," he wrote.

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.

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